Light Manufacturing

The Light Manufacturing application is designed to help you manage production, kit assembly or processing of components into a finished good. This function-rich application operates in real time with integration to applicable modules within the DS90 application. Flexibility is inherent in the design of this module. Make to order production orders can be created individually from Sales Order Entry or a group of sales orders can be grouped into one Production Order. Make to Stock orders can also be entered via the purchase order entry module.


Real time production status reporting provides a view of the production line and alerts you to any priority jobs. When requesting the report, you can easily organize the order of the jobs to appear by customer, item number, production order number, routing step or priority. Selections can be made for a specific customer, item, range by due date, route and production order number. Integration of a bar code scanner simplifies and reduces clerical errors during the process of updating production order steps.

In this module design, we recognize the need to enable a simple kitting process, while accounting for other process complexities. Our customers use different methods for organizing their assembly operations, and depending on their needs, they are supported in these ways:

  • One step kit production
  • Make to stock production
  • Make to order production
  • User defined routing steps
  • Consolidation of multiple sales orders to a single production order
  • Optional user defined item routing
  • Bar coded production order
  • View item status during production process
  • Reverse kit production
Additional features

Many customers find these other features useful too. This is a partial list of other features available:

  • Bill of materials version history
  • Bar coded routing steps can be scanned for status and completion update
  • Integration with sales order entry
  • Component allocation during production order creation
  • Component inventory is relieved from inventory upon completion of the production order through purchase order receiving
  • Finished good inventory is placed on order during production order creation
  • Finished good inventory increased during receiving of production order
  • Kit production item routing is optional
  • External processes user defined within routing steps
  • User defined tasks can be assigned to routing steps
  • Lot/serial numbered inventory tracking
  • Real time kit requirements report
  • Real time suggested purchasing for components
  • Kit production report provides an historical view of kits produced
  • Kit production inquiry
  • Kit Inquiry with recipe print option
  • Kit cost rollup