Chris's editorial march '13


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Chris's editorial march '13

  1. 1. At Synchro ERP we provide all development and upgrades to our customers without additionalcost. Here are examples of new key features created in the last few months:Latest modules / functionality - Synchro ERPFamily PlatesA highly complex piece of development; this does not exist anywhere else other than in SynchroERP. The ability to define the tooling types and configure their set up in relation to theproduction of multiple parts manufactured at the same time. Information stored against toolsand products allows Synchro to utilize forward order book requirements to manage the batchmanufacturing so that the scheduling tool can combine full and partial tools for castingproduction. This is an extensive facility and full demonstrations are always available.Frame & Box RegisterThese are registers recording the availability of frames and boxes used in moulding. Onceregistered these link to the moulding processes in production routes to enable the scheduling oftheir availability.Moulding Box SchedulingThis new function allows for the storage of moulding boxes in a register (these can optionally becomprised of one or more sets of frames which would be stored in a separate frame register).These boxes can then be allocated to production jobs that require them using our schedulingtool. Synchro then uses the usage cycle information stored against each box type and takes careof their release back into storage/maintenance or further production.Equipment Maintenance ManagementThe module has been designed to log all equipment at in a facility and track it’s usage to facilitateand monitor both its planned maintenance and any breakdown maintenance that may berequired.
  2. 2. Document LibrarySynchro has always offered a full historical view for all the commercial documents it produces;this new facility extends the existing functionality by allowing customers to access an externalPDF library (automatically maintained by Synchro) that can be accessed outside of our software.Under wraps… Development to be released over the next few monthsCRM – Customer Relationship ManagementThis facility will extend the existing customer, contact and documentation functionality toinclude new features such as document and contact timelines, email integration (includingautomatic attachment processing and document management), sales and productioninformation integration, subject threading and ownership, and escalation policies.Least Cost MixSynchro’s existing melt management and batch traceability features have already been extendedwith furnace, ladle, and inventory control. The least cost mix module will leverage existing targetspecifications and batch analysis to create recipe suggestions for production requirements. Byusing external (and internal) targets and having the ability to force melt heels and otherelements the new module is set to be a very popular (and profitable) addition…