Sage X3 offers a choice of production management methods – by job, order, or inventory. Technical data can be defined by price lists, cost centers, and stations as well as a production process sheet management function.
Sage X3 provides for monitoring of stock quantities, a management control function with calculation of forecast and actual costs, a finite capacity production scheduling function, a planning function incorporating a production coordination program, calculation of net requirements, and an overall production management function. Various performance indicators are available, ensuring optimum industrial production quality and traceability.
Comprehensive Technical Data
Sage X3 provides a common repository for sharing detailed product information across sales, purchasing, inventory, and production. Various material tracking modes are supported by associating products with unique control attributes such as lot numbers, expiration dates, and QC technical sheets.
Sage X3 supports multilevel bills of material and usage controls for distinguishing prototypes, engineering bills, production BOMs, and sales kits. BOM usage is also controlled by validity dates and production quantities, which can be by unit, lot for lot, 100- or 1,000-unit batches, or fixed quantities. Work and cost centers can be associated with machine and labor cost dimensions, resources, and factory calendars.
A product can have multiple routings for manufacturing and subcontracting operations. BOMs can be associated with special routings that perform JIT material allocations when necessary. Routing operations are assigned fixed and variable setup and run times and can accommodate forward and backward scheduling. Alternate work centers and material and labor resources can be identified to handle overload situations. Technical sheets can be associated with routing operations to support manufacturing quality control.
Sage X3 supports the ability to establish an annual standard cost, perform standard cost revisions, calculate multiple simulated standard costs with user-defined parameters, and develop cost budgets for planning standard costs for future periods. Costs can be attributed to materials, machines, labor, subcontracting, and overhead. Variances can be calculated on any two costs of the same type or between two costs of different types.