RamBase supports the entire manufacturing process. It covers the whole process. From resource registration, through planning, production, to documentation. The system registers resources used in the manufacturing process. Among others, it registers parts, machines, operations and personnel.
With RamBase you can easily define and configure the resources and record operations. Thanks to versioning and updating the content, the system makes facilitates maintaining manufacture structures. RamBase also supports manufacturing planning. Thanks to these produces items and goods are always ready on time and in the desired quality.
Manufacturing is registered in the system to ensure traceability under the factors of production, which is the basis for invoicing. RamBase allows the administration of manufactured or modified goods by assigning them information on factors of production or serial numbers.
RamBase also monitors goods costs and resource consumption. Thanks to that it enables the accurate total cost estimation. It also supports deviations. The system help proceeding the administration of documentation, including operating instructions, product and measurement certificates.
Manufacturing – main functionalities in RamBase
- Manufacturing resources (creation, configuration, activation),
- Internal and external operations (creation, configuration, activation),
- Structure management,
- Production orders (planning, preparation, creation),
- Maintaining the minimum level of stocks,
- Production prioritization
- Joining orders,
- Tests and quality control,
- Production tracking
- Quality management and complaints.
It gives view over factory “status” and its current activities. The tool provides information on key data, such as generated value, delivery efficiency, resource activity, delayed production and delayed production value, capacity utilization, measuring tools, reports. This tool applies to both CEO and production management.
Resources in manufacturing
In terms of manufacturing, a resource can be a machine, assembly area, or external resource that can perform a task as part of a production work order. Resources in RamBase must be configured before using them in manufacturing process. Resources are configured before they are implemented. It is possible to configure new resources in the system and prepare them for use. It is also possible to change the configuration of existing resources. Resources can be assigned various parameters that can be used to filter, and track a given resource. These parameters include classification, hourly rate, capacity and operational efficiency. When classifying resources, you can specify the nature of the resource. It is also possible to define a resource group. A resource group can be similar resources that act as alternatives to each other, such as a set of similar machines or a group of employees. RamBase allows to specify resource capacity to avoid double reservations, delays and imbalances of resources. For example, if you know the available performance during the planning phase, you can specify both the expected start and end times for the production order. RamBase allows for:
- Creating new resources – after purchasing a new machine or configuring a new test stand / assembly area, you can define them as resources.
- Resource configuration.
- Resource activation – after configuration the resource must be activated to start working.
Operation is a single task in a series of tasks in manufacturing process. Process can also consist only one operation. The operation usually consists of work and parts. The operation must be defined and configured. As with inventory, RamBase allows to configure new operations and reconfigure existing ones. The operation in RamBase can be classified as test, manufacture, package or external. The system measures the cost of the operation according to the production in which it is used. It is also possible to set a specific transaction price for a given customer. RamBase measures costs based on the time of operation, which is usually different from the time of production. It takes into account the preparation time and the end time, which is added to the time used in a given operation. With RamBase you can create new operations, configurate activities and activate operations. Operations can also be connected with specific resources. RamBase also allows to configure external operation carrying. It supports both the model in which the external entity performs the operation in the company and when the operation is sent outside the company.
Goods structure can be defined as manufacture content, a combination of parts and operations that are combined to produce goods. RamBase enables to specify product structure or manufacturing content for different goods. It also allows to specify different structures (versioning) for the same products (Example: one specific computer consists of certain types of parts and operations, while others have different parts. The parts in this situation are the motherboard, power supply and screen, during assembly operations. Monitored good may receive updates where some parts are changed for the better while remaining the original product to be monitored.) RamBase allows you to modify the product structure. RamBase not only defines the product structure. In the system it also possible to add attachments (e.g. drawings, instructions, specifications) connected to the structure.
Thanks to the planning function it is possible to optimally use the capacity of manufacturing resources and deliver the goods before the deadline. To make this possible RamBase identifies and compiles manufacturing needs and registers production orders. Planning process involves identifying, categorizing and prioritizing, determinizing manufacturing needs. Prioritization includes resources such as machines, staff and any external resources. Information about the planned delivery date is then forwarded to the sales department. Panning phase can also result in the combination of several customer orders for the same product that will be combined and manufactured in the same production cycle. This allows for production costs reduction and earlier order realization. RamBase supports tasks relevant to the manufacturing process. Allows for:
- Creating manufacturing orders that are identified by customer or warehouse manager.
- Planning manufacturing orders based on priorities, use of time and cost price in relation to the sale price.
- Preparation of manufacturing orders - manufacturing orders ready for launch must be ordered, freeing them for the resources involved.
Minimum inventory level RamBase controls the minimum inventory level necessary for manufacturing. The module shows the required minimum inventory of the article, which the company needs in everyday work. If the inventory falls below the given amount, they will automatically be indicated as necessary for the order.
In RamBase as part of the production process, a finished product or processed product can be created. RamBase in manufacturing planning includes manufacturing phase and necessity of preparing resources and operations (e. g. warming up the machines, programming the machines, their maintenance or preparation of employees who must read the operating instructions, drawings or other appropriate documentation). Manufacturing phase is also divided into steps. Each step is introduced into the system which enables tracking manufacturing process. RamBase registers time dedicated for manufacturing including assembly, measurements, quality test and other activities. The system registers used working hours and resources, pick goods/components from warehouse. It allows for running test and quality control. The system, taking into account registered elements and costs of goods, creates an overview of the total cost of manufacturing the product. The combination of raw material costs, working hours and profit margin provides the basis for determining the selling price. RamBase enables to create a priority queue of tasks that are selected according to specific criteria.