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Intrinsic Software - ERP Software

Supplier: Intrinsic Software

ERP software for the make-to-order and mixed mode manufacturers. In particular, for the the engineering, capital equipment, hydraulics, electronics, and metal fabrication industries


Use of ERP Software has many benefits:

  • Better control of inventory –   
    • Full inventory tracking and stock movements history   
    • Control of inventory by batch numbers, serial numbers, or date
    •  Proper location control, in one or multiple warehouses
    • Controlling the movement of goods between warehouses
    • Appropriate rules to govern inventory reordering
    •  Full inventory audit
  • Better planning of despatch -
    • Allow the system to identify what you can ship, to whom, the delivery location, the urgency and so on    
    • Take into consideration your important customers, and their special needs 
    • Plan your shipments so that you can ship in full, first time, every time.
  • More sophisticated pricing of sales orders – 
    • General discounts by customer, product, customer group or product group 
    • Volume and value discounts 
    • Pricing by branch or location
  • Tighter purchasing control, including full landed costing – 
    • Three-way matching of purchase order, delivery and invoice
    • Automatic updating of latest costs 
    • Alternative suppliers with their own costs and lead time
    • Landed cost processing for imports
  • The ability to plan production, considering capacity and materials availability –
    • Considers all sales orders, forecasts, current purchases. and manuf. orders, and current stock holding 
    • Suggests: what to make, when, and in what quantities 
    • Plans production using shop calendars 
    • Prepares the manufacturing orders awaiting your final approval 
    • Identifies manufacturing orders that will be late 
    • You will never be held up for components that have not been ordered 
    • You will be able to reduce stock levels to a lower safe level
  • Planned purchasing so that you buy what you want when you need it – 
    • Planning of purchasing considers stock holding as well as manufacturing and sales requirements 
    • Re-ordering rules control suggested purchasing quantities 
    • Suggests: what to buy, when, and in what quantities
  • Easy conversion of selected planned orders into actual orders –
    • Planned orders are presented for your approval
    • They can be approved individually or in bulk 
    • Purchase orders can be faxed or emailed 
    • Conversion from planned to actual orders can be as required – perhaps daily. 
  • Real time control of activities on the Shop Floor – 
    • Formally initiate jobs on the shop floor
    • Print all shop papers, labels
    • Identify materials used or produced by batch number or serial number
    • Record actual times by operator, machine, shift
    • Use bar coding or touch screens (or manual timesheet entries)
    • For each job, compare actual material and labour used with that budgeted
  • Print/display sequence of (today's) operations through each of the work centres –
    • The definition of a manufactured product contains the material and operational components 
    • Operations are recorded by work centre, and include setup, machine time and labour time
    • You can see where jobs are, and which work centre is next
    • You can see the expected time and the actual time for each operation at each work centre
  • Analysis of the impact of possible cost changes – 
    • The definition a manufactured product includes all labour and overheads costs 
    • Costs prepared using standard costs, latest costs, average costs, or a combination
    • Ability to run “What if” costing 
    • Detailed Inventory and Work in Progress costing