Bill of Materials

The bill of materials (BOM) provides the work center and item specifications that drive Time to Shipment MRP, shop control, and product costing.

Bill of Material Guide


  • Defines specs for virtually any type of manufactured item
  • Unlimited levels in product structures
  • Rapid BOM creation with BOM copy, routing generator, speed entry
  • Drives MRP and shop control
  • Provides process details for job travelers
  • Augments job travelers with linked documents


Work Centers

  • Hourly rates for labor and manufacturing overhead costs
  • Capacity settings
  • Standard processes for routing generation
  • Machines


  • Supplier cross-reference
  • Standard processes for routing generation


  • 30 character part number
  • User-defined item categories
  • Suppliers and supplier part numbers
  • Manufacturer part numbers

Bill of Manufacturing

  • One-off BOMs for customized items
  • Batch type BOMs
  • Active, pending, archived revisions
  • Routing sequences with setup hours, cycle times, notes, tasks
  • Routing generator for rapid routing creation
  • Subcontract sequences for outside services with PO notes
  • Components and usage quantities with speed entry
  • BOM components import
  • Component notes and reference designators
  • Multiple outputs for byproducts, co-products, disassembly, remanufacturing
  • Indented view and tree view

BOM Tools

  • Component replace
  • Process replace
  • Where used


  • Calculated shop rates for labor and manufacturing overhead costs
  • Multi-level cost rollup

Linked Documents

  • Link drawings, images, spec sheets, web links to BOM parents
  • Automatic job linking

Inventory Control

Inventory control maintains the accuracy of on-hand quantities, which is essential for Time to Shipment MRP.

Inventory Control Guide


  • Complete inventory management system
  • Real-time transactions for accurate on hand quantities
  • On hand by location facilitates picking, issuing, and stock counts
  • No need for period end adjustments



  • Default receipt location and primary storage location
  • Allowable locations and location groups
  • Lot and serial control designation


  • Unlimited locations
  • Transitory locations for inspection or transit
  • Location groups for allowable stock items

Lot/Serial Control

  • Expiration control for perishable items
  • Auto-numbering option for serial numbers
  • Lot/serial tracking by inventory transaction

Inventory Management

  • Cycle codes with scheduled stock counts
  • Stock transfer by location
  • Stock adjustments
  • Stock counts for physical inventories and stock takes

Customizable Data Views

  • Stock Item List
  • Stock On Hand
  • Inventory Transaction Detail
  • Inventory Transactions Lot/Serial

Sales Orders

Sales orders provide the demand that drives Time to Shipment MRP, shipping, and invoicing.

Sales Order Guide


  • Fully integrated with Time to Shipment MRP
  • Line item required dates drive job generation



  • Multiple shipping addresses
  • Foreign currency assignment

Pricing and Discounts

  • Base prices with quantity price breaks
  • Next base price and mass update options
  • Price levels based on percentage of base price
  • Contract pricing by customer
  • Discount codes and discounts with quantity breaks


  • Handles USA and VAT/GST style taxation
  • Invoice form includes Canada tax itemization

Order Entry

  • Planned Time to Shipment establishes line item required date
  • Foreign currency processing
  • Handles blanket orders with multiple required dates
  • Customizable acknowledgment form layouts

Customizable Data Views

  • Selling Prices
  • Open Sales Orders
  • Sales Order Bookings
  • Shipments
  • Sales Order Invoices

Order Picking

  • Shipment planner prioritizes ready to ship orders
  • Pick list and dispatch list
  • Single-click picking with pre-fill option

Shipping and Invoicing

  • Customizable packing list form layouts
  • Shipping charges entry
  • Customizable invoice form layouts

Custom Manufacturing

Products can be rapidly engineered to order with all the efficiency benefits of Time to Shipment MRP.

Custom Manufacturing Guide


  • Rapid customization with just in time job and purchase order generation
  • Customize existing products or engineer products from scratch
  • Ideally suited for remanufacturing and disassembly



  • Generates one-off BOMs for customized items
  • One-off BOM can originate from BOM copy or from scratch
  • Customizable quote form layouts
  • Quote conversion to sales order with estimated ship date

One-Off BOMs

  • Freely modify BOM details without affecting originating BOM
  • Cost rollup establishes estimated cost

MRP and Jobs

  • Generates custom to order jobs directly from sales order lines
  • Job details can be modified for changes encountered on the shop floor
  • Multiple job outputs ideally suited for disassembly and remanufacturing

MRP (Material Requirements Planning)

Time to Shipment MRP is a just in time planning system driven by sales order ship dates.

MRP Guide


  • Keeps you competitive with faster times to shipment
  • Works for any size or type of manufacturing business
  • Common sense item settings drive all manufacturing activities
  • Eliminates manual planning methods
  • Lean inventory planning minimizes shortages and over-stocking
  • Generates consistent and reliable sales order ship dates
  • Generates efficient jobs and purchase orders within a coordinated master schedule
  • Just in time planning eliminates job quantity changes and cancellations
  • Job schedule is self-adjusting when jobs are released to live production


Item Settings

  • Planned time to shipment calculation for sell items based on underlying settings
  • Manufactured item lead days allocations establish job start dates
  • Lead days auto-calculated from to order subassemblies and components
  • Job days allocations establish job finish dates
  • Optional job days calculation from work center and routing settings
  • Purchased item lead days allocations establish PO due dates
  • Dynamic reorder points trigger replenishment jobs and POs from actual demand
  • Planned supply days establish job and PO quantities
  • Item review notes handle special planning requirements

MRP Generation

  • Planned time to shipments establish sales order line item required dates
  • Custom to order jobs generated directly from sales order lines
  • Multi-level job and purchase order generation in response to total net demand
  • Consolidates interdependent demand into single jobs and purchase orders
  • Ability to change purchase order supplier, price, or manufacturer part number

Job Release

  • Allocates available material to jobs in start date order
  • Job release to live production based on material availability
  • Reschedules job finish date relative to job release date
  • Job traveler printing option with each release batch


Time to Shipment MRP generates purchase orders just in time so materials are on hand for job planned start dates.

Purchasing Guide


  • Automatic purchase order generation without need for manual origination
  • Purchase order tracking facilitates communication with suppliers


Item Sources

  • Suppliers can be assigned to foreign currencies
  • Item line cards with supplier part number, description, price, and unit of measure
  • Manufacturer part numbers

PO Schedule

  • Late purchase order tracking with dependent jobs inquiry
  • Expected date entry updates schedule for late receipts

Purchase Orders

  • Foreign currency processing
  • Supplier part number, description, price, UM cross-reference
  • USA or VAT/GST style taxation
  • Customizable PO form layouts

PO Receipts

  • Optional receipt to inspection location with stock transfer to storage location
  • Single-click receiving with pre-fill option
  • Stock status inquiry indicates where items are needed

Customizable Data Views

  • Item Sources
  • PO Lines Summary
  • PO Receipts
  • PO Invoices

PO Invoices

  • Match supplier invoice prices with PO receipt prices
  • Posts price differences to variance account
  • Supplier price table updating
  • Closes fully matched PO lines

Shop Control

Work centers are run in job priority order so all jobs meet their required dates and orders ship on time.

Shop Control Guide


  • Automatic job prioritization eliminates the need for manual job expediting
  • Running work centers by job priority boosts productivity
  • Real-time updating lets you know the status of any job or work center


Job Release

  • Allocates available material to jobs in start date order
  • Job release to live production based on material availability
  • Reschedules job finish date relative to job release date
  • Job traveler printing option with each release batch

Job Schedule

  • Tracks status of new and released jobs
  • Late job tracking with dependent jobs and sales orders inquiry

Work Center Processing

  • Job sequences are listed in priority order in work center queues
  • Job materials are issued to work centers on a just in time basis
  • Single-click issuing with pre-fill option
  • Labor is updated at standard or actual hours as sequences are completed
  • Work center queue days identify bottlenecks that need attention

Job Subcontracting

  • Subcontract purchase orders are generated when parts are sent to subcontractors
  • Subcontract PO receipts update subcontract services job cost

Customizable Data Views

  • Closed Job Cost Summary
  • Closed Job Performance
  • Work Center Performance
  • Worker Performance

Job Receipt

  • Partial receipts update inventory at estimated job cost
  • Final receipt updates inventory at actual or estimated job cost
  • Receipt processing handles multiple job outputs

Job Subcontracting

Product Costing

Actual labor and manufacturing overhead costs are absorbed through job labor transactions into item inventory values and cost of goods sold for complete and efficient costing.

Product Costing Guide


  • Hourly rates for labor and manufacturing overhead calculated from actual costs and hours
  • Labor and manufacturing overhead costing occurs automatically with job labor transactions
  • Item costs incorporate material, labor, subcontract, and manufacturing overhead costs
  • Inventory and work in process (WIP) tracking without need for period end adjustments


Hourly Rates

  • Hourly shop rate for labor calculated from payroll cost and reported job hours
  • Hourly shop rate for mfg overhead calculated from actual costs and job hours
  • Shop rates apply to work center hourly rates and can be factored for exceptions

Cost Rollup

  • Estimated purchase costs based on last cost or manual override
  • Multi-level cost rollup calculates estimated cost for manufactured items
  • Estimated cost includes material, labor, subcontract, and mfg overhead costs

Work in Process (WIP) Costing

  • Estimated job cost calculated from job routing and component details
  • Item inventory costs are applied to job material issue transactions
  • Work center hourly labor and overhead rates are applied to job labor transactions
  • Subcontract PO costs are applied to subcontract service receipts
  • Finished item receipts can be costed at actual or estimated job cost

Inventory and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)

  • Item inventory costs include material, labor, subcontract, manufacturing overhead costs
  • Item inventory costs flow through to cost of goods sold

Financial Transfer

You continue using your accounting system without disruption for receivables, payables, banking, payroll, and financial reporting.

Financial Transfer Guide


  • Implement manufacturing without any disruption to your financial processes
  • Transfers summarized financial data to any accounting system
  • Transfers can be made by spreadsheet import or manual entry
  • No need for version synchronization or database connections
  • Transfers include foreign currency values and exchange rates


  • Customer invoice totals are transferred for receivables processing
  • PO-related supplier invoice totals are transferred for payables processing
  • DBA accounts are cross-referenced with accounts in your general ledger
  • Account totals are transferred for financial reporting

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