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Manage your company’s supply chain

Priority‘s SCM module provides users with a complete set of tools that integrate supply chain management across the entire organization, enabling you to reduce the overall costs associated with supplying goods and services.

Satisfy your customers’ needs by streamlining your organization’s processes and reducing supply lead-times. From purchasing and inventory management to production and quality control; all can be done within Priority.

Main capabilities

Purchasing

The Purchasing module enables the purchasing manager to receive real-time updates of the results of decisions regarding the balance of materials in inventory.

The Purchasing module is linked to the Financials, CRM, Sales, Project Management, Inventory and Production modules. This linkage allows the purchasing manager to view the sales orders and/or demand for finished goods that serve as the basis for purchase requisitions.

Main features include:

  • Vendor relationship management
  • Purchase orders
  • Vendor price lists
  • Vendor price quotations
  • Demand forecasts
  • Purchase requisitions

Inventory Control

Priority‘s Inventory Control module provides the ability to efficiently manage all stages of the product lifecycle. The module enables users to manage inventory levels and maintain tight controls on inventory replenishment, minimizing excess stock and ensuring timely order fulfillment.

Main features include:

  • Part management
  • BOMInventory counts
  • Label printing
  • Warehouse control
  • Inventory transactions
  • Delivery tracking

MRP & Purchase Planning

Priority‘s Purchase Planning module determines material requirements (for both raw materials used in production and purchased items sold to customers) based on sales orders, open work orders, or frequency of need. Demands for parts are determined by material requirements planning (MRP). Purchase demands for parts that are acquired on a regular basis (e.g., supplies, goods produced for stock) are calculated in accordance with fixed user-designated requirements.

Purchase planning can be based on one of two planning processes:

  • Material requirements planning (MRP) – planned production based on part parameters, bills of materials and factory modeling (disregarding resource capacity)
  • Material requirements planning for distributors – issues planning on the basis of demand generated by sales and forecast orders (with no reference to bills of materials, production activity or assemblies)

Production Control

Priority‘s Production Control module provides the means for handling production, from the maintenance of work orders, through the issue of materials to the floor (including issues to kits), to the reporting of finished jobs and the maintenance of plant-floor inventory (work in progress).

Main features include:

  • Production control and tracking throughout the entire production process
  • Subcontractor management
  • Production reporting
  • Definition of work cells, work shifts, production departments, operations per work cell, production variables, planning constants, skills, production routing per part, bills of materials and part revisions.

Engineering Change Orders

Priority‘s Engineering Change Orders (ECO) module enables users to track engineering changes that were made during production of a part. For each change, users can document details of the change, the date of the change, parts that have been affected, and more. Users can also link part and BOM revisions to engineering changes. The system tracks those revisions that have been affected by the change, as well as work orders that have been opened in accordance with these revisions.

Delivery Scheduling

The Delivery Scheduling module enables you to plan the delivery of goods to customers by assigning distribution routes and delivery dates to sales orders. You can use Priority‘s time-tested automatic scheduling algorithms, or schedule deliveries manually.

The Schedule Deliveries program assigns a sales order to a delivery according to its due date, the distribution route, the default days of the week the customer routinely receives deliveries, and the company’s operating hours.

You can also produce a Delivery Pick List report, which displays all sales orders scheduled for delivery, sorted by distribution route and date. This report is useful for company drivers as they distribute goods to customers.

Main features include:

  • Definition of delivery routes and delivery orders by dates and rounds
  • Automatic scheduling
  • Sales invoices and shipping documents prepared according to delivery route
  • Pick lists for orders

Quality Assurance

The Quality Assurance module enables you to track the results of laboratory tests and part sampling and to manage the tracking of malfunctions (MRB). It also enables the user to extend expiration dates of lots and work orders.

Main features include:

  • Testing procedures and standards definitions
  • Inventory sampling
  • Work order testing

Inter-company Transactions

The Inter-company Transactions module is meant for multi-company organizations that seek to manage their supply chain efficiently by providing them with the tools to create, settle and reconcile inter-company transactions. This module can handle communication between companies which are managed on the same server or on different ones.

Other Applications

The following applications are designed to work hand-in-hand with Supply Chain Management:

"Supply Chain Management" is part of the Priority ERP line of products, developed by Priority Software.