SYSPRO provides the answer to better materials control

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K3 Business Technology Group, a leading enterprise business software company, has announced that SYSPRO ERPs Progressive Scrap functionality is enabling companies to deliver rigorous management of manufacturing materials and components.

The system is ideal for firms wishing to enhance their overall production efficiency and successfully compete with foreign and domestic manufacturers of any size.

The Progressive Scrap functionality built into SYSPRO captures a percentage and/or a quantity of scrap for each manufacturing operation. The required 'quantity to make' for the job can then be adjusted accordingly. SYSPRO shows the calculated 'gross to make' ensuring that the 'net to make' matches the original quantity required. This means that the exact amount of material is known and can be allocated precisely to each manufacturing operation, which makes component planning more accurate.

For example, if a gross quantity of 200 items is required then this total is entered against the job. If the process has two operations and the first operation has a scrap percentage of 50% the net quantity going into the second operation will be 100. The material allocations linked to this operation would be issued accordingly allowing for the 50% scrap produced by the first operation. If the second operation had no scrap factor, the net quantity against the job would be 100. If the user wanted to produce 200 pieces they could choose to enter a net quantity of 200 and the system would calculate that a gross quantity of 400 was required.

"In today's highly competitive manufacturing market it is extremely important to remove all unnecessary costs from every stage of the production process. The Progressive Scrap functionality built into SYSPRO should prove extremely useful to manufacturers who require tighter control of materials and components. Customers are able to use this functionality to eliminate any guess work in component planning and reduce production costs by eradicating over allocations," said Howard Joseph, Managing Director, K3 Business Technology Group.


About K3 Business Technology Group

K3 Business Technology Group employs 90 people at its Manchester head office and its branches throughout the UK and Ireland. The company offers solutions in enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management, advanced planning and scheduling, warehouse management, human resources and e-business. SYSPRO is used by some 12,000 sites across the world. K3 Business Technology Group is part of K3 Business Technology PLC which is a global leader in providing next-generation enterprise software for businesses in the retail, manufacturing and distribution sectors. With more than 3,000 customer installations in over 30 countries, K3 is recognised as a safe, innovative and reliable provider of world-class solutions, backed by world-class service.

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