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5 Solutions to Increase Manufacturing Efficiency

The world of manufacturing is changing faster than ever before. We understand just how important it is to stay ahead of the competition. Which is why we’ve spent the last 13 years working closely with our customers across the manufacturing industry to create the Ochiba OPTIONS software suite.

Whether, your business focuses on make-to-order products, either through configure-to-order, engineer-to-order or engineer-from-order practices, or is more contract or project based, we are confident we can offer you a market leading solution for your operation.

The unique features within the Ochiba OPTIONS range enhance SAP Business One’s MRP functionality to keep you ahead of the competition in manufacturing innovation.

1, Ochiba OPTIONS Extended Production

The Extended Production add-on for SAP Business One provides manufacturing companies, including those who make or assemble products to order, with more visibilityand control to plan and record production activities in real time. Featuresinclude:

  • Easy to use make-to-order features
  • Multi-level sales order / item based ‘what if’ and production order release
  • Simple work to list bookings
  • Full Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC) bookings system
  • Optional office-based time sheet booking
  • Rough Cut Capacity Plans
  • Simple Multi level / Sales Order centric production completion
  • Engineer Change Control (ECC)
  • Sub contract process management
  • Sheet / Bar Cutting optimisation

2, Ochiba OPTIONS Configure to Order

The Ochiba OPTIONS Configure to Order add-on for SAP Business One, is the perfect solution if your company uses standard assemblies and sub-assemblies to provide tailored products for your customers. It gives you aflexible, multi-level structure to capture information and select the correctitems required to build a product or system.

Questionnaires guide you through the process to ensure only valid products or systems can be built. All costing and selling price calculations are determined instantly which enables you to automatically produce an accurate quote.

3, Ochiba OPTIONS Engineer to Order

The Ochiba OPTIONS Engineer to Order for SAP Business One has been developed for companies which sell precision engineered products. If your company produces goods which are manufactured to meet specific customer requirements or specifications, either by completely new designed-to-order products or bespoke modifications to existing items, then Ochiba OPTIONS Engineer to Order will speed up your processes.

Typically, ERP systems like SAP Business One, require the use of part codes to make the system work, OPTIONS Engineer to Order allows you to create estimates without needing to generate new item codes or Bill of Materials for individual parts first.

4, SIMATIC IT Preactor Advanced Planning & Scheduling

The SIMATIC IT Preactor software range offers production planning and scheduling software for small, medium and large manufacturing companies. It calculates achievable production schedules by taking into account a range of constraints allowing the planner to generate and evaluate multiple possible scenarios.

All products in the Preactor AS range are interactive multi-constraint scheduling systems. This means that the availability of resources, additional constraints, such as tooling, and materials are all taken in to consideration during the scheduling process to ensure an accurate model of your environment. Orders can be scheduled quickly using intelligent built in rules and the planner can also manually interact with the schedule to make changes based on their experience or new information.

5, IA Project

IA Project has been developed to meet the demanding requirements of project driven companies. Companies with a combination of trade, service and projects require a broad base of functionality in an integrated and easy to use system.

IA Project will take into account:

  • Project Planning
  • Capacity Planning
  • Quotation Controls & Sales
  • Job Costing
  • Time registration
  • Procurement & Inventory
  • Accounting & Invoicing
  • Financial Administration
  • CRM

For further information on how Ochiba can help your manufacturing company stay ahead of the competition call 0114 299 9430 today.


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