ERP Software Give Users Control
Henning Industrial Software adds to its ERP shop management system with the Visual EstiTrack ERP Ultimate solution. This system has been rewritten using Microsoft’s .NET and SQL server technologies.
One feature enables users to mark parts that require aerospace, heat and/or ITAR control to ensure proper handling compliance. The company’s Scheduling Board uses a drag-and-drop touch screen interface that enables users to schedule shop order operations within and between work centers. This tool is designed to be deployed on large touch-screen monitors on the shop floor and is integrated in the ERP software to enable personnel to prioritize operations, view/set statuses, move operations from one work center to another and enable employees to clock in and out of the shop order operations.
Organized shop processes, thorough knowledge of potential system capabilities and careful planning by the right company personnel are keys to acquiring the most suitable shop management system.
Until early 1999, the shop quoted all its jobs using an Excel program developed in-house. Then, they began to use an engineering-based estimating program that provided more accurate representations of actual operating costs.
A fully integrated shop management system will help attract new customers, deal with constant change and manufacture more cost effectively.