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1. Item Settings


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DBA's Total Control process workflow is driven by item settings. Virtually all your decision making is done in advance through your item settings. The actual workflow processes involve almost no decision making, take very few steps, and are performed in real time as activities occur.

Production specifications are defined in each item's bill of manufacturing. Each manufactured item is given a routing, which is the set of processes performed to make the item, and a set of components, which is the item's bill of materials.

Inventory locations make for efficient material handling and inventory control. Each item is assigned a default receipt location and primary storage location. Other allowable locations can be specified as well.

Job and PO creation is driven by item MRP settings. Each manufactured item is given a Job Days allocation and an Order Policy of To Order, or Forecast Reorder Point. Each purchased item is given a Lead Days allocation and an Order Policy of To Order or Forecast Reorder Point.

Item settings are the means by which you plan your strategic inventory and times to shipment. The "Total Control" workflow processes are the means by which you execute your plan and ship on time.

This set of demos covers the entire process workflow in a step-by-step format and in sequential order, starting with order entry.