Vision ERP for Manufacturing Industry

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Vision Manufacturing Module for SME

The basis for sound profitability in a manufacturing company is the ability to manage raw  materials and resources from order to the delivery of a flawless product, as quickly,  inexpensively and smoothly as possible. If this is to work in the long term, it needs the  support of an information system that can be developed at the same pace as the company and  the world around it changes.

This is the foundation on which Vision Manufacturing rests. Clear  and simple flows are provided for routine issues, with advanced functionality to support  exceptions. A powerful, multifaceted solution, it supports analysis and control in all types of  manufacturing, in all phases of the manufacturing process, and for all employees in the  organization.

Make to Order Make to Stock

Vision ERP supports both make-to-order and make-to-stock modes of manufacturing. In  make-to-order, the order is broken down directly to manufacturing orders at optimal levels,  without going through MRP. Before an order is released, the material can be reserved and  issued. The production status is updated continuously with the help of production reports,  making it possible to re-schedule to gain the best possible benefit. Material consumed and  operations performed are reported, forming the basis for cost accounting. Vision  Manufacturing is suited to different manufacturing organizations, providing support, for  example, for decentralized organizations where groups have their own responsibility for  planning.

Assemble to Order

Assemble to order provides functionality for Final Assembly Scheduling, with or without shop  orders. It also gives strong support for the handling of configured end items with tight  integration to the configuration .

Work Orders

Is a comprehensive tool that enables users to monitor and control the entire life cycle of manufacture from creation of a workorder , and schedule, through release, issue material , reserve and pick to report receive.

It is the interface between planning and shop floor , ensuring that work planned is actually  performed. Its performance monitoring capability allows users to continuously track jobs  and check their status. Also included are configuration management, performance metrics  and cost control.

A work order authorizes the production of specific items or products and includes a list of the  required components and manufacturing steps. Prior to releasing a work order, component  availability can be checked and specific items or substitute items can be allocated. Labor and  machine availability can be checked and alternate routings or work centers can be selected.  Shop Floor Control functions are used to track the production process including labor, setup,  down time, rework, and rejects. A work order may be split at any time during the process up  until the finished products are received into stock and the work order is closed. All costs and  variances are collected and reported by work order.


  • Rework, expense, and final assembly work orders
  • Split work orders
  • Manages co-products and by-products
  • Subcontract operations tied to purchase orders
  • Component availability checking before release of work orders
  • Single transaction to issue components to a work order
  • Detailed history maintained for all material, labor, and cost transactions

Shop floor control

The Shop Floor Control module tracks activities and records operation status and labor times  for manufacturing jobs released through the Work Orders module. Shop Floor Control uses  the work order routing to calculate usage variances, efficiencies, and utilization. Rate, usage,  and method variances for both labor and burden are calculated at the time labor is reported  and may be posted immediately or held until the work order receipt is processed.



– Labor reporting by order, employee, or work center

– Automatic move to next operation

– Quality test results prompted for selected operations

– Subcontract purchase order receipts create operation history

– Costs posted to the general ledger (GL)

– Labor reports include shift, department, machine, and pay rate

– Efficiency reports by employee, work center/machine, or work order

– Input/output inquiry and report to show planned and actual queue, and input and        output hours by work center/machine

– Scrap reporting

– Full audit trail of all GL postings from shop floor control

Master production Schedule

The master production schedule translates the demand plan into a time phased statement of  production. The MPS separates the forecast and sales demand from the material requirement  planning. The MPS states what will actually be produced to meet the demand. The MPS may  call for production of items during periods when demand is low and vice – versa.

Vision contains advanced functionality that supports efficient, dynamic master  scheduling. The system supports simple one-level or complex multi-level master scheduling,  where, for example, finished products with similar material or resource requirements can be  arranged in product families. When products are manufactured from standardized modules  or semi-manufactured products, however, it might be of benefit to create the forecast and  master scheduling on a level below the finished product. With the help of rough-cut capacity  planning against a capacity level, leveled production strategies are supported.  

The system manages centralized multi-site master scheduling with the help of user-defined  planning bills. The available-to-promise functionality ,together with forecast calculation,  provides excellent delivery information

Quality Management

Quality Management incorporates comprehensive equality control information directly into  the ERP database. The module is tightly integrated with the entire production execution  process. It provides for traceability through the supply chain From raw materials through the  procurement , production execution to the finished product.

Quality orders are templates specifying a set of instructions and testing procedures to be  carried out on each inventory part, supplier, work-center, manufacturing cell , machine and  process. Quality orders are routed in a predefined path to the concerned employees or work  stations ensuring control and monitoring of the quality process. The test results are  recorded at each stage and are available to analyse performance of materials and machines.  

Vision ensures that the “right” material ( a specific batch or lot) is issued to the shop floor .  Inventory can be bar coded and scanned on issue , this is validated by the system and  minimises human error.

It monitors the life cycle of tools for calibration, replacement etc and has a functionality to  ensure that testing equipment and machines are calibrated as per a defined schedule. It  integrates with the manufacturing planning module reflecting the non-availability of  machines, tools and equipment till they have been re-calibrated and available for use

Plant maintenance

Plant Maintenance supports the plant maintenance process in its goal to reduce equipment  downtime and maximize production output.  

It delivers the critical functionality needed by today’s plant maintenance users on the factory  floor. Vision assists in identifying appropriate maintenance procedures for your operation.