The StreamV Shop Floor system allows you to perform several critical business processes in an efficient and highly automated manner. The Shop Floor System allows you to define and manage the bill of materials records for the items that you build or assemble in house. The Shop Floor system also allows you to use these bill of materials records to process assembly, kitting, and dis-assembly operations.
Bill of Materials Setup and Maintenance
Bills of Material or “BOMS” are defined for the items that you build or assemble in house. Multiple Bills of Material can be created for each of the top level items that you build. A single BOM can also be designated as the Kit BOM used for Kit Item processing. Each Bill of Materials is assigned a unique BOM and revision number. The BOM and revision number are carried into any shop orders created with the BOM so that you can determine which BOM revision was used for a particular shop order. Comments and Images can be associated with each Bill of Materials at the header and the component level and this information is automatically carried into the shop orders that are entered using the BOM.
Shop Order Processing
Shop Orders are used to assemble items that you physically build or assemble in house. The Shop Order Management program is used to create and process Production Shop Orders for the items and quantities that need to be built for stock, or in order to meet customer demand. The Shop Floor System also allows you to enter “Forecast” type shop orders to determine materials requirements without reserving your in-house inventory.
The Kitting System allows you to process items that are “kitted” or assembled “on-the-fly” during the invoicing process. Kit items do not require actual assembly, but are individual items that are grouped and sold together as a kit. When a sales order line is entered for a kit item, the components in the kit will be allocated only when all components are available for the kit item to be shipped. This option allows you flexibility when handling scarce components. If the component part can be used to build the top level item, and the other components are available, the system automatically allows you to ship the kit to the customer that is waiting for the kit part. If all components of the kit are not available, the component is reserved but it is not allocated, so that it can be sold individually as the component part. The system allows you to designate one Kit BOM for each Kit Item and it uses that Kit BOM when determining which components and quantities make up the kitted item.
The Materials Conversion programs allow you to quickly convert between different units of measure for the same item (i.e. case and each). The SKU/Unit of Measure Reduction program can be used to update inventory when you break apart cases or other large units of measure for an item in order to put individual items in stock. The Materials Conversion program updates the inventory and bin quantities of the items being converted and it also updates the average cost of the destination item as required.
The Materials Explosion programs are used to perform dis-assembly operations. Dis-assembly processing can be required due to the return of items that you have built and sold, and or due to the need to retrieve the components used to create the top level part. The Materials Explosion process is used to dis-assemble top level parts and put the component parts back into inventory. Components that are damaged or that cannot be re-used can be scrapped during the Materials Explosion process.