As explained in Part 1 of this blog, there are pros and cons of direct issue and backflush consumption methods supported by ERP systems. Accuracy of component traceability and inventory levels are often the main decision factors when choosing which method should be used.
There is another mode that combines values of direct issue with automated component consumption. Continue reading
Manufacturers often struggle when balancing between how much detailed traceability data they need and the cost of collecting that data. In particular, inventory consumption and genealogy data can be challenging in a high pace production environment. In this context, we would like to compare and contrast two ways of tracking inventory in production:
Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) projects typically start from production processes. Once the initial scope is implemented; extensions are evaluated to increase the ROI of the solution. Inventory management is often the low hanging fruit. Below you can find an explanation as to why it might make sense to let MOM manage your inventory.