Sage 50 Batch Controller helps Production Managers control materials, labour and machine costs within busy manufacturing environments. The software helps manufacturers smoothly control production, works order processing and resource management, with full batch traceability for materials tracking.
With Sage 50 Batch Controller at the heart of your production control and management system, you’ve a powerful system that integrates with the Sage 50 Batch Controller accounts package, to provide greater control of your business.
Bill of Materials
This software incorporates all the capability of Sage 50 Bill of Materials, to provide unlimited components on unlimited levels so you can create detailed bills of materials for products to be manufactured, including an unlimited number of components and unlimited number of levels of build and with any number of sub-assembles. You can easily identify shortages of materials and process those demands through to MRP, which will automatically raise purchase orders; selecting from a list of alternative suppliers. You can also include machine and labour operations as well as sub contract operations.
The Master Production Schedule gathers information from Sage 50’s Sales Order Processing as well as Sales Forecast and Make to Stock items, collating all demand onto one screen.
The MRP module then processes this information and also checks existing stock levels. It automatically calculates material shortages, both for bought-in and manufactured items and makes appropriate recommendations. Each stock item can have an unlimited number of alternative suppliers, along with lead times, cost prices, and suppliers’ part numbers and minimum order quantity. Stock projection calculates predicted levels of selected stock items over any chosen time period. When you’ve accepted the recommendations, it automatically raises works or purchase orders as appropriate. At this stage, you can also generate work in progress valuations that can be manually or automatically updated into Sage 50 Accounts Professional.
Works Order Processing
Sage 50 Batch Controller creates works orders automatically or by manual entry from MRP recommendations. It automatically updates stock levels when you allocate and/or issue stock against the works orders. You can then produce picking lists, route cards, operation cards and job sheets. After the work order’s completed, it automatically updates the stock, to enable you to despatch your goods immediately. There’s also the facility to backflush through lower level sub-assemblies. This automatically issues all your components through each of the levels and places finished items into stock. Sage 50 can then consolidate one delivery note from a number of different sales orders.
Materials and Finished Product Traceability
You can track the movements of materials from receipt, through your production processes to despatch. Even if there are multiple stock locations for components, raw materials or sub-assemblies. The powerful ‘Find’ facility allows instant recall of any GRN record. If your processes involve issuing a batch number to finished products, the software can record this, enabling you to trace it to the customers who received it.
Certificates of Conformity
Certificates of Conformity can be produced on demand to confirm products are manufactured to ISO 9001 quality standards.