Fitrix lets you define multilevel indented BOM's with no limit to the number of levels. Fitrix supports both "As Engineered" and 'As Built" formats and lets you track reference designators at all BOM levels.
Being able to track serial and/or lot numbers is critical for businesses that manufacture or purchase serial or lot number controlled products. In Fitrix ERP, these numbers are tracked from inventory receipt, through your production process, and finally to whom they were sold to. The software also tracks the component serial numbers that went into your finished goods.
Fitrix ERP stores historical sales information for all serial/lot controlled items by customer, by sales order so that if any of these items become subject to recall they can be easily located. The software also tracks all serialized/lot controlled components that went into the manufactured items.
Manufactured or purchased items have the number of warranty days defined at the item level. When they are sold the warranty expiration date is calculated and stored with the shipment history information. Any warranty work done in house (for either exchange or repair) is managed by warranty work orders that are tied back to the original sales order.
Fitrix ERP make-to-order and make-to-stock functionality enables Manufacturers to manufacture an item to stock for later sale from inventory, or manufacture it for specific customer orders bypassing the route through inventory altogether. Make-to-stock items can be based on demand from sales orders, sales forecasts, or the greater of the two. Make-to-order items entered on sales orders create the work orders used to manufacture the items.
Manufacturers often offer custom or feature-rich products. The Fitrix Product Configurator lets you define optional features to be selected and included in the production of an item so that you can tailor make a product per your customer's specifications.
When manufacturing products, being able to do both short and long term forecasting can help the manufacturer align critical resources like cash, materials, plant capacity and the labor that's needed to support a production plan that satisfies the forecast. Fitrix ERP Advanced Planning modules support both resource alignment as well as the generation of sales forecasts and production plans.
It's important for both manufacturers and distributors to be able to tell their customers when their order will ship. When entering sales orders in Fitrix ERP if an item is not in stock it is placed on backorder. The date it will be available for shipment is then calculated real-time and displayed on the order entry screen so the customer can be advised of this date.
Due to the ever changing landscape of green directives and regulations and the penalties associated with non-compliance, the ability for manufacturers to ensure their products are in compliance with RoHS and REACH is crucial. With Fitrix ERP you can not only track which items are compliant but also which suppliers have not submitted a full material declaration (FMD) for items that require this documentation.
Product quality is key to customer retention so managing the quality of products that are purchased, produced and sold is very important. In Fitrix ERP defining the metrics for what needs to be monitored from a product quality perspective and then recording the results is simple and flows as a natural consequence of day-to-day activities.
Having an Approved Vendors (AVL) or Approved Suppliers (ASL) List that contains the vendors/suppliers that meet your company's standards as far as quality, pricing, and delivery performance go, is essential to any ERP purchasing system. In Fitrix ERP this list is maintained by way of item catalogs.
Fitrix allows you to purchase and sell items with multiple units of measure. For example, you may purchase an item by the case and sell it by the case or individually.
Fitrix ERP sends email alerts to specific individuals within your organization when certain events take place. For example, if a sales order is entered and the customer has exceeded their credit limit, an email is sent the salesperson and credit manager notifying them of this
Fitrix ERP comes with utility programs that allow you to specify what menu options employees should have access to based on their job responsibilities. This reduces the amount of menu navigation they need to do and also securely controls what programs they can run.
In the event an item is not available for sale this feature lets the user set up alternate or substitute items that can be sold in its place.
This feature gives the user the ability to receive merchandise at landed cost which will be the sum of the item's cost, freight charges, broker fees, and any other costs associated with the merchandise. This will ensure that the profitability of the item is accurately reflected to include its total landed cost when sold.
This interface with Fitrix ERP includes validation of the shipping address, shipping methods available and their rates and real time import of tracking data and assigned tracking numbers when a sales order is saved.
Contract manufacturers are given access to Fitrix production and planning schedules, via a web-based portal. This allows them to synchronize their production activities to the in-house plans and requirements.
Using the Multi-plant feature, vendor production schedules and expected delivery dates can be monitored directly from Fitrix, via reports and inquiries. And any changes to contract manufacturer schedules (from their access via the web) are immediately forwarded to in-house schedulers via email.
Manufacturers are sometimes required to capture and catalog attributes about the items they purchase and manufacture that relate to engineering information, external regulatory compliance and/or Department of Defense requirements. These attributes can be both text-based or may be links to electronic documentation such as Word or PDF documents, drawings and pictures.
The Fitrix request for quote utility is designed for businesses that have multiple vendors that they procure raw materials, components and/or goods resold as is. It expedites the purchasing process by electronically submitting bids to multiple suppliers and then importing a side by side comparison of item pricing to be reviewed and then automatically added to the Approved Vendor List/Catalog when accepted.
Fitrix ERP supports the ability to produce multiple end items from a single component or components. This process is sometimes also defined as "disassembly" and is vital to any company that purchases product to harvest multiple sub-components for re-sale or re-use.
When a supplier decides to discontinue an item, a business only has three choices if there is no alternate supplier or item for the product they are manufacturing: tie up capital by arranging for a lifetime buy, not make the product anymore, or redesign the product. Since the redesign and approval process can be lengthy it's extremely important to be up to date on end of life data for needed componentry and with Fitrix ERP you are.
Maximizing productivity while minimizing down time is critical for manufacturers. With the Fitrix ERP Plant Maintenance module you can easily plan, schedule and prioritize the maintenance required to keep your equipment running at peak capacity.
In addition to wanting to get the best price and product of high quality from suppliers, it's important also to keep an eye on their vendors' delivery performance. If a vendor can't reliably deliver product to you when you need it you'll be unable to calculate your lead times and inform your customers when product they've ordered will be available for shipment.
Reference designators provide manufacturers of electronics a clear indication of component placement on an electrical schematic or printed circuit board. They are especially useful when multiple usages of a component are called for.
It's imperative that you know the credit status of your customers prior to accepting and shipping new orders. In Fitrix ERP when a sales order is entered, a real time calculation is made that compares the customer's credit limit to their current balance due plus any outstanding orders not yet shipped. If the credit limit is exceeded the order is placed on hold and both the credit manager and the customer's sales representative are notified.
Fitrix allows you unlimited flexibility in storing all relevant files related to items, customers, vendors, orders, or any other data defined within the Fitrix database. Examples include pictures, schematics or compliance certificates of your inventory items and bill of materials, store a PDF of the customer PO with the sales order, or store a recorded phone conversation and emails sent to your customers when dealing with collection issues.
Kitting allows you to group any number of inventory items that are commonly sold together under a single kit code. When you enter this kit code in sales order entry, the order detail lines are populated with the items that make up the kit thereby reducing data entry time and increasing accuracy. Any outbound documents (quote, invoice, etc.) can be configured to either print the kit code, the items that make up the kit, or both.
Using blanket purchase orders allows you to submit orders to your vendors for large quantities and then release individual purchase orders against it with varying shipment dates. This is advantageous for any business in that it prevents you from holding excess stock in your warehouses, cuts down on administrative costs and the vendor may even offer volume discounts.
A blanket sales order is used when a customer has committed to buying large quantities at a set price over a given period of time and usually has an expiration date associated with it. Businesses find this type of purchase commitment useful in that it helps them with their material planning and forecasting.
Using the barcode functionality Fitrix ERP provides is a great way to save time and cut costs. It captures data faster so efficiency is higher and costs are lower, mistakes are minimized and managing inventory in general becomes much easier.
Product returns can be costly if not tracked and processed properly, both from a financial standpoint and brand image. Fitrix ERP gives you complete visibility into the life cycle of product returns so that you can reign in these costs and keep customer loyalty intact.
About FitrixFitrix ERP is a fully integrated, 21 module, end-to-end ERP software solution specifically designed for the small to medium sized business. Fitrix supports accounting, manufacturing, inventory, order processing, customer service, and CRM.
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