Labor & Subcontracting (Routings)


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Your company can never reach its full efficiency potential without the basic infrastructure that makes it all possible. There are two fundamental dimensions to this infrastructure - material, which is defined with bills of material, and labor, which is defined with routings. In this presentation we cover routings, which enable you to define the labor and outside service processes that comprise the products you make. Routings are used to document how your products are made, what they cost in terms of labor, subcontract services, and manufacturing overhead, and are the driver of the shop control system that helps you deliver jobs on time.

Work centers provide the framework for defining the in-house processes that are used to make your products.

In this screen you define your work centers, which are the physical production areas or machines that comprise your shop.

On this tab you maintain hourly rates for setup, labor, and manufacturing overhead that get applied to all processes performed in this work center.

Within each work center, you can optionally create a library of standard processes that are used as templates for creating item routings.

Subcontractors provide the framework for outside services applied to your products, such as painting, plating, and heat treating.

In this screen, you set up all your subcontractors.

In this tab you can optionally set up a library of standard subcontract processes that are used as templates for creating item routings.

Item routings are also entered within the Bills of Material screen.

Here on the routing tab, you define the processes that are performed to make the product. You can use the Routing Generator to rapidly generate a routing from work center and subcontractor standard processes.

Within each routing sequence, you specify the work center, machine, setup time, and cycle time for each process. You also can enter unlimited job traveler notes as well as step-by-step tasks.

If during the course of the job you sent parts our for subcontract services such as painting, plating, or heat-treating, the outside process is defined with a routing sequence. Here you see the subcontract supplier, the price, and a conversion multiplier if the service is priced in a different unit of measure than the item's unit of measure.

You cannot reach your full efficiency potential without the ability to fully define the labor and outside service processes that comprise the products you make. DBA gives you all the tools you need to rapidly create the routings that play such a pivotal role in product costing, process documentation, and most importantly, the shop control.system that helps you deliver jobs on time.