What does the Sub-contract Order Processing module do?The Sub-contract Order Processing module extends the tracking of work in progress to sub-contract operations.
- Raises sub-contract purchase orders.
- Tracks work in progress to and from sub-contractors.
- Checks sub-contract invoices.
- Controls inspection of sub-contract operations.
Is it suitable for my business?If you use the Works Order Processing module and also use sub-contractors for some operations, then you will need the Sub-contract Order Processing module so that you do not lose track of work in progress during sub-contract operations.
Sub-contractorsThe Rhombus Factory Information System treats a sub-contractor as both a supplier and a machine. You use the Manufacturing Information Module to set up a machine to represent the sub-contractor. You then enter his address and details in the supplier file.
Sub-contract order creationThe module will produce a list of all tins of work which are ready to go to a specified sub-contractor. Once these have been marshalled you can scan the bar-codes on each tin ticket to create a sub-contract purchase order. This ensures that the system knows exactly which tins are on each order. The sub-contract purchase order number is generated automatically in a separate sequence from raw material purchase order numbers.
You can use counting scales to count parts accurately, or record the actual weight of one or more tins if the sub-contractor charges by weight rather than parts count.
The module then prints a sub-contract purchase order listing the tins to be processed and instructions to the sub-contractor.
The action of creating the sub-contract purchase order progresses the tins on the order to the sub-contract operation.