Setup codes that identify your various work centers.  Efficiency reports can be run by work centers and/or individual machines.



Identify each piece of machinery/work area that will be used in the production process or any items that you would like to track maintenance on.   Record data such as model, serial#, tonnage, strokes per minute, shut heights, bed size, and ram size. Data is utilized in Capacity scheduling to alert user if job is trying to be moved to a machine where it will not run.  Hours and cycles are automatically updated from Production Reporting, which also is linked to Preventative Maintenance to allow you to keep your machines in top working condition.



Process codes describe the operations that occur during the manufacturing process, including both in-house and outside steps.  Depending on the type of reporting you require, each process does not need to be an inventory point.



Maintain all the detail regarding your tool/dies/molds, depending on your type of business.  Track data such as status, location, completion date, production start date, material type, weights, tonnage, dimensions, and guaranteed quantity.  Hours and cycles are automatically updated from Production Reporting, which also is linked to Preventative Maintenance to allow you to keep your tool/dies/molds in top working condition.



Labor codes represent any type of activity that may occur on the floor that you would like to record; direct labor, indirect labor, scheduled down time, unscheduled down time, etc.  Labor codes are used during Production Reporting and Efficiency reports can be run that analyze activity for each code.



All encompassing screen where you define the manufacturing process for each job, define the bill of material, and assign up to four different die/mold/machine combinations for each operation.  Free-form messages are available for each operation and these are utilized throughout the other modules where this information is required. Multiple standards per hour can be defined for each die/machine combination; one for use in mrp, one for use in the efficiency reports, one for use in the standard costing, and one for the original quoted standard.  If a job produces multiple part#ís at the same time, Router FM accommodates this by only defining the job once.  Minimum lot quantities can be defined for outside processes and economic run quantities can also be entered.




Entry screen for collecting shop floor data.  Labor codes allow recording of all types of activity from direct production,  indirect labor, and downtime.  Any type of activity that you would like to track can be entered.  Record good production and scrap.  Track scheduled and unscheduled downtime and utilize information to help prevent unscheduled problems.  Strategy offers many different flavors of reporting production so that you do not need to change the practices on your floor to accommodate your software.  The information gathered here is used in the Efficiency Reports to provide feedback on jobs, machine, employees, etc.



Edit report and update for the Production Reports.  The update will adjust inventory for the items being consumed and produced, adjust the hours/cycles for the machine/dies being utilized, and create a history to be used in the efficiency reports.



Inquiry screen to view posted production reports.



Screen used to change the processing date for this module.   The processing date represents the date you are currently working on, whether itís the current date, a past date or a date in the future.



Simple update that resets the month-to-date and year-to-date counts for the hours and cycle counts that are stored in the Machine file.



Allows you to search the routers for a particular machine, material, process,  tool, die or message.   All routers that match the criteria will display and each individual item can be expanded to see all details about the job, including bill of material.  Extremely helpful when answering questions such as:  What jobs run on this machine?  Which jobs use this material?  How many jobs go through this process?