SAP Business One for Manufacturing
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SAP Business One for manufacturing is designed to help improve efficiency, increase visibility, and control costs. This ERP solution for small and midsize companies provides easy access to real-time information across all departments.
It helps you manage your business with simplicity, tools that are purpose built for manufacturing, and the flexibility needed for manufacturing specific processes.
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The comprehensive solution for Manufacturers
SAP Business One helps companies maximize operational efficiency by increasing visibility into the supply chain, automating key production processes, tracking compliance and improving productivity.
One Manufacturing Solution. Endless Possibilities.
The flexibility of the SAP Business One solution caters for the following types of production:
The Make to Forecast approach, where the plant operator generates a sales order based on actual sales, and production is planned based on this sales order. This approach is ideal for manufactured products where a high level of order accuracy is required, and where there is good order visibility between customers and suppliers.
The Make to Stock approach, where the plant operator generates a sales order based on forecasted demand and production is planned based on this sales order. This approach is ideal for manufactured products that are manufactured in high volumes, and where there is good visibility between customers and suppliers.
The Make to Order approach, where the plant operator generates a sales order based on forecasted demand and production is planned based on this sales order, but orders are not confirmed until the goods are ready for shipment. This approach is ideal for component parts and high value manufactured products.
The Assemble to Order approach, where the plant operator generates a sales order based on forecasted demand and production is assembled based on the sales order. This approach is ideal for assembled products where a high level of order accuracy is required, and where there is good visibility between customers and suppliers.
The Repetitive approach, where production is planned based on repetitive sales, and where the customer is notified of the order quantity when the order is placed. This approach is ideal for products where a high degree of flexibility is required, and where components should be sourced from multiple sources.
The Mixed Mod approach, where production is managed using a combination of the Make to Forecast, Make to Stock and Make to Order approaches.
Plan. Forecast. Deliver.
The Material Requirement Planning (MRP) is a method used in manufacturing companies to predict how much material will be needed from suppliers and manufacturers to create a product for sale. MRP also looks at the demand for the products based on customer orders, inventory levels, and actual sales.
SAP Business One MRP features
MRP Wizard: The MRP Wizard in SAP Business One helps you plan and optimize future material requirements and then both manage and execute purchasing and manufacturing recommendations and exceptions.
Recommendations: SAP Business One makes recommendations to support planning. Recommendations are based on supply and demand sources, including existing stock levels, planned production orders, open purchase orders, actual sales orders, and forecasted orders.
MRP results: SAP Business One MRP offers you the ability to use multiple analysis options to analyze the results of your MRP (Manufacturing Planning) simulations. It provides exceptional clarity into your inventory. You can sort, filter, and drill down through actual receipts and requirements (forecasts or sales orders) to edit purchase order line quantities.
Modelling: SAP Business One MRP is a modelling tool, and can be easily used for planning and forecasting and ‘what if’ scenarios
SAP Business One MRP benefits
Reduce errors: SAP Business One MRP increases the speed of managing production schedule, reduces errors in production schedule, and reduces uncertainty by providing transparent information about the current state of production schedule.
Reduce cost: With SAP Business One MRP, you can reduce costs by taking advantage of minimum order quantities and multiples, along with purchase pricing quantity breaks to help you move inventory faster at a lower cost.
Reduce stock levels: Reduce or remove safety stock and multiple purchase orders for the same material, reducing both your risk and out-of-stock incidents.
Do what you do best. Let SAP Business One handle the rest.
With SAP Business One, you have the option to choose from three different ways of valuing your inventory: FIFO, moving average, and standard price.
Moving Average Costing is a process of inventory valuation in which the latest quantity purchased is taken as the average cost. The average cost is calculated by dividing the total cost of current stock by its current quantity or weight consumed.
Standard Cost Pricing is an approach to pricing based on standard cost accounting wherein standard variable cost per unit are calculated by adding the total variable costs of production (materials and labour) to the cost of bought-in components and dividing the sum by the number of units produced.
FIFO costing method is used to determine the cost of goods sold. It is based on the premise that the first produced are the first consumed. The FIFO method can be applied to inventory items or service parts which are sold during production process.