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Quantum Manufacturing

A multi-module management system designed by MCBA for manufacturing companies.
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MCBA Quantum Manufacturing System

MCBA Quantum Manufacturing System is designed to strengthen your manufacturing operations by improving productivity. Our goal is to improve your bottom line profits.

Our Manufacturing system allows you to PLAN for and not React to, your own internal processes. Yet at the same time it gives you the vital information that allows you to REACT to the competitive Marketplace by making adjustments to you operations.

The system is easy to learn and easy to use. Your employees will it learn it quickly, use it more often and more effectively as they do their jobs. It is designed to speed the flow of jobs and material throughout your operations. It can help reduce your inventory investment. This system will improve the accuracy of information throughout your organization which can enhanced your ability to compete in the marketplace.

The Quantum Manufacturing System can integrate with the Quantum Distribution System as well as the Accounting System.

Capacity Requirements Planning

The Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP) package shows the planner how well the existing capacity of the shop meets the anticipated load. It also provides tools that enable the planner to adjust the schedule so that it better accommodates capacity.

CRP is primarily an analysis package that analyzes work center loads. It enables the user to merge shop orders, firm-planned orders and computer planned orders directly from their packages of origin, or to merge orders from either Master Scheduling or MRP.

CRP can also automatically reschedule dependent shop orders if changes are required. Once a schedule has been set or required changes made, CRP can automatically update all orders and schedules that have been changed.

Job Costing

Some of the manufacturing packages, such as Shop Floor Control and Inventory Management, are control packages, designed to assist management in controlling the manufacturing process as it proceeds. Other packages, such as Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP), are strictly forecasting packages, designed for use in planning future activity. Like General Ledger and Labor Performance, Job Costing is an analysis package, designed to analyze manufacturing activity after it has occurred.

Job Costing compares planned or estimated costs to actual costs and then provides reports to management. This analysis is vital to the process of preparing estimates for future customer jobs. The reports also help management pin down exactly where actual costs exceed planned or estimated costs.

Job Costing allows for the entry of jobs and all the details about job costs (material, labor, outside processes, and burden). Planned detail can also be automatically interfaced from the Shop Floor Control (SFC) package, if SFC is in use.

Actual labor, material, and outside processing data for a job can be reported. Burden is automatically calculated at the appropriate rates by work center. Costs for the material can be obtained from the Inventory Management package, if it is in use. Actual costs for outside processing can also be pulled from the Accounts Payable package, if in use.

Labor Performance

Labor Performance (LP) is the package within the MCBA Manufacturing System which handles the entry, tracking, and reporting of employee performance statistics, attendance data, and earnings.

The Labor Performance package is designed to link other Quantum packages: Payroll (PR), Shop Floor Control (SFC), Job Costing (JC), Standard Product Routing (SPR), Purchase Order and Receiving (PO), and Inventory Management (IM). The Payroll package is the only package required for operation of the Labor Performance package; the other packages are not required.

Master Scheduling

The master schedule, also called the master production schedule, is a statement of what the company expects to manufacture. If a company uses the MRP (Material Requirements Planning) package, the master schedule drives the MRP; that is, the orders from the Master Scheduling package are the highest level requirements, from which all lower level requirements are generated.

The master schedule is kept on file in a bucketless format by exact due date for each entry in the schedule. This allows exact, correctly dated requirements to be used for material requirements planning, but does not preclude the use of a period or bucket format for reporting purposes.

Material Requirements Planning

Quantum’s Material Requirements Planning (MRP) package is designed to close the loop on the material planning cycle by fully interfacing with the Customer Order Processing, Shop Floor Control, Purchase Order and Receiving, and Master Scheduling packages. It is fully integrated with Quantum’s manufacturing packages, which themselves are integrated with Quantums accounting packages.

The MRP package has two exclusive features: the ability to use “captured bills of material” taken directly from existing shop orders, and the capability of planning for non-inventory items which are being used by the shop. These features make this MRP much more responsive to the true needs of the shop.

Shop Floor Control

The Shop Floor Control is used to help control the process of production; including the workers, material, machines, and time used in production. Shop Orders can quickly be created in a number of ways:

  • They can be created from COP orders by utilizing Quantum’s “Auto Create Shop Order“ function.
  • MRP firm planned orders can be converted directly into shop orders.
  • They can be copied from existing shop orders, or by building basic, ”template type“ shop orders.
  • Custom routings can be built directly in Shop Floor Control or they may be merged in from SPR as shop orders are created.

Standard Product Costing

The Standard Product Costing (SPC) package maintains standard costs and current costs for both accounting and manufacturing management.

The programs are used to automatically compile current material and overhead costs for inventoried items from data collected by other Quantum programs. Managers then have a central place to analyze and manipulate this data to formulate optimum standard costs for these items.

There are many analysis reports to assist in reviewing data and in creating “what-if” scenarios.

Standard Product Routing

The Standard Product Routing (SPR) package handles the creation, maintenance and reporting of data describing internal operations, outside processes, tools and notes used in product manufacturing. SPR is sometimes referred to as a bills of labor package since one of its more important functions is to record the standard or planned labor hours for each step of the manufacturing process. This package standardizes manufacturing routings.

The Quantum SPR package includes a variety of functions from which you may pick and choose in order to tailor the package to your needs:

  • Entry and editing of routing data are interactive
  • Maintenance of labor standards is kept at the operation level
  • Scheduling and lead time may be specified by a percentage value for each operation, indicating how much it should overlap the previous operation
  • Operation types including productive (the most common), move, setup, rework, inspection, and alternate are supported
  • Special tooling control information is provided
  • Decimal precision for hour and cost fields is defined when files are set up so precision is under the control of the Operations Manager
  • Operation Cycle Multiple field permits standard hours to be expressed per 1, 10, 100, or 1000 operation cycles

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