The Bill of Materials module allows you to easily track the components and miscellaneous charges that make up your finished items and assemblies. It also provides accurate and informative reports detailing bill structures, component requirements and production history, and provides unlimited revision capability - up to 99 levels are supported. The Bill of Materials module also includes a unique Bill Options feature, which allows products to be customized directly from sales orders. Designed to accommodate the after-the-fact recording of production, the component items used are automatically relieved from inventory and the finished products are automatically received into inventory. You can also control production costs with the Engineering Change Control feature.
The Material Requirements Planning (MRP) module helps ensure that you have sufficient amounts of materials on hand at all times. It simplifies work processes, eliminates purchasing and scheduling problems, and allows purchasing and production managers to plan more effectively. MRP looks at demand based on open sales orders and projections, and also reviews supply based on inventory stock levels and open purchase orders. Combining this information with product build times and lead times, you can produce reports that advise the purchasing manager on orders that need to be placed, revised or canceled.
The Work Order module is the cornerstone of the Sage 100 manufacturing solution. It lets you issue work orders, develop schedules, track costs and maintain complete control of the manufacturing process. Providing complete control over the manufacturing process and the ability to see up-to-the-minute, work-in-process information, Work Order is particularly well-suited for companies engaged in assemble-to-order, engineer-to-order or make-to-order processing. Used in conjunction with Bill of Materials, all of the required paperwork to move the job through the shop can then be generated from each work order, including travelers, dispatch sheets and operation tickets.