ABS Systemberatung GmbH
Bannwaldallee 32
76185 Karlsruhe

Tel.: +49 (0) 721 / 830876-0
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It’s a mere child’s play reaching your goals ...
... in Production.

Short delivery times, variant diversity and great cost pressure - your customer’s requirements ask for a high degree of flexibility from your production. With ABS®, you can convince them of your flexibility, because the primary bias of this ERP-system is an uncompromising customer orientation. And yet, with all this flexibility, you still have the potential to manage your production processes in a highly efficient way.

ABS® considers production related data already during order acceptance and product specification in the sales department. With the release of the order, customer requirements are passed along to production and guided along the time line by means of lead-time scheduling. ABS®’ flexible change management allows you to maintain growing parts lists.

Bill of material and routings

In order to use production resources efficiently, work preparation must include the best possible handling of parts lists and working plans. In ABS®, parts lists and working plans can be created and administrated for the different production steps. As an example of the classic method you have the option of already defining bill of materials and routings in the base data of in-house production parts.

Alternatively or rather as a complement to the common method, the product configuration lets the user generate parts lists and working plans in accordance with specific attributes and regulations.

In both methods, several bill of materials and routings can be administrated simultaneously - perhaps dependent on criteria such as date or lot size. ABS® also automatically matches documents like drawings and test plans to the parts list positions and work cycles.

Production Order

ABS®’ process orientation is consequently persued in the production order. It is the pivotal point of your production and establishes the basis for production planning and control. Aside from bill of materials and routings, the production order makes the planning situation of individual parts list positions transparent and lists missing parts and their status automatically.

At all phases of production, ABS® provides the option of blocking orders for Netchange: From a free definable stage of order preparation on, ABS® signals, that changes of a customer order will have an impact on already planned production processes. This guarantees the continuous reconciliation between sales and production from the very beginning until start of production.

ABS® also offers a concise statement for of pending production orders waiting for release. Similar work processes cane be easily identified and combined into a collective production order.

Furthermore, ABS® offers the function of re-scheduling production orders. Delivery dates can be reliably confirmed, critical dates quickly become apparent. I a selected starting date is in the past ABS® will inform to the user.

Allocation Unit

The foundation of solid capacity planning is a clearly structured and yet flexible allocation of workstations and machines. Here, ABS® works with so-called allocation units, in which the capacity resources of the plant and their characteristics (such as capacity data and cost data) are illustrated. Increases and decreases in capacity are immediately administrated directly in the allocation unit. This gives you a permanent overview of the current availability of capacity and its effect on the scheduling situation. In order to make the capacity situation of complex functional areas more transparent, allocation units can be combined into hierarchical structures.

Third Party Contract Manufacturing / Extended Workbench

Reliable handling of orders with extended workbench is a crucial element of punctual production. In ABS®, this process is either integrated into the work schedule or defined in the routing via a separate procurement type. All positions to be made available to the Third Party Contract Manufacturer are considered in planning.

Production Information System

The production information system informs you quickly and easily of availability, demand and allocation of capacity. The capacity profiles of allocation units can be graphically illustrated at variable hierarchical levels. This provides the possibility of recognizing bottlenecks early and appropriate measures can be taken.