Factory Control Systems
Factory Control Systems provides manufacturing software solutions developed specifically for the furniture, woodworking, bedding and upholstery industries.
We understand the unique challenges faced by your industry. In order to compete effectively in a global market it is has become increasingly important to meet customers’ requirements for more configured product options: from custom materials, dimensions, colours, finishes and features, whilst improving the range and quality of services available and reducing delivery times.
We can provide you with a state of the art, cost effective, Enterprise Resource Planning System, with an unrivalled degree of customiability, which will enable you to view live all aspects of your operations, synchronise and integrate your business processes, minimise waste, optimise your suppliers and effectively manage your costs so that you can drive your business forward.
The product configurator is an integral part of the system, with rules being drawn directly from the Bills of Resources, Costing and Customer Order Processing Modules.
Behind the product configurator is a powerful pricing feature which accurately calculates sales orders and quotations, taking into account the features and sizes selected.
Information on configured parts can be fed directly into your CAM software, minimising the resources required to process orders and speeding up the time to production.
IMPROVE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
Meeting and where possible exceeding customer expectations is key to your success.
The rules based configurator enables sales staff to offer multiple and variable product options to purchasers, safe in the knowledge that the product has been accurately priced and can be delivered in the time specified.
The Customer Relationship Management Module is an entirely integral part of the system, enabling you to turn leads into firm orders whilst providing excellent Customer Care and After Sales Service
MANAGE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN EFFECTIVELY
The Manufacturing Resource Planning Module provides you with a time phased future view of production and purchase requirements.
Material and labour requirements for orders are speedily calculated, taking into account physical stock and settings for minimum stock levels and economic order quantities.
Information on each line within an order cascades to relevant documents, components and sub-components, down to the raw materials as required..
EFFICIENTLY UTILIZE MATERIALS AND RESOURCES
Based on Operator applied rules, the system can automatically “pool” parts (which use the same material) together, across all jobs within specific production batch times, for efficient utilisation of materials and resources. Labels direct users on sorting for the next process, where the cycle is repeated.
INCREASE SPEED AND ACCURACY OF PRODUCTION
Orders can be directly imported from CAD Systems, EXCEL, XML and CSV's for ease of input, supporting detailed product featured, including dimensions, colours, etc.
Bi-directional communication with CAM systems, manage production at every stage of the manufacturing process, so that real time vision of the progress of every part in the factory is possible.
TRACK PRODUCTION IN REAL TIME
Wireless Shop Floor Barcode Readers accurately record Work in Progress, with screens interactively updating operators.
Replacements for rejected parts are automatically generated whilst scanned reject reasons provide data for analysis.
Shop Floor Data can be used for relevant costing, operator and factory performance monitoring.
Parts,including those that have been replaced, can be tracked in real time, providing you with instant knowledge as to which items need to be expedited.