Creating a Part in SFactrix.ai is the third mandatory step in the hierarchy of setting up a smart factory. Divide the complex structure of a product into smaller units called 'Part' for better handling of the production process and when these parts are assembled sequentially, a product is formed. This helps the manufacturers monitor the manufacturing process, maintain timely delivery of parts, and maintain the quality of each part constituting a better product.

As per the latest version, you can set up your SFactrix account in 3 simple steps, which are as follows.

  1. Create plants.

  2. Create assets.

  3. Create parts.

Pre-condition – Plant and assets should be created in SFactrix prior to creating a part. You should be an account admin or plant manager belonging to the same plant to create the part.

How to create Parts or Products?

  • From the settings page, under organization settings, click on the ‘Part/Item’ card.

create part in SFactrix
  • Click the ‘Add Part/Item’ button on the Part/Item page.

  • The 'Add Part/Item' form will appear. Fill the form with proper data as shown below.

    Add Part in SFactrix

  • Click the 'Submit' button. You will have successfully created a part.

Please note the details of each parameter required to complete the Part creation.

Field

Description

Part/Item Code

Enter a unique Part code for identification. Also, Part Code will be useful when creating Manufacturing Order and work order for this Part.

Part Name

Enter a unique name for each part

Cycle Time

Enter the lead time or cycle Time of the product production (in mins), which is the time taken by the asset to produce 1 quantity of part.

Is Child?

(When 'Is Child?' is checked, 'Sales Cost' and 'Sales Currency Code' fields do not appear as the child Part cannot be sold)

Check 'Is Child' if the part is a subset of the parent part. Child part is non-sellable and is put together according to the requirements to form a parent part.

If 'Is Child' is unchecked, then it is a parent part.

Purchasable?

(When 'Purchasable' is checked, 'Manufacture Cost' and 'Manufacture Currency Code' fields do not appear as the part is outsourced from a different plant and hence does not incur any cost for manufacturing the part)

Check 'Purchasable' if the part is outsourced/purchased from a supplier. Once 'Purchasable' is checked, 'Supplier information' is enabled. Enter all the details of the supplier (as explained in the next table).

When 'Purchasable' is checked, the 'Supplier info' section is enabled. Please fill in the required details and click on 'Submit'.

Please note the details of each parameter required to complete the supplier Info section.

Field

Description

Part Supplier Name

Enter the Supplier's name from whom the Part is being supplied.

Supplier Model Number

Enter the model number of the supplied Part.

Supply Lead Time

Enter the supply lead time i.e., time taken (in hrs) to deliver the ordered part.

Supplier Price

Enter the supplier's price for the Part ordered.

Supplier Currency

Select the supplier's currency from the drop-down menu.

How to edit/update Parts or Products?

You should be an Account admin or Plant Manager belonging to the same plant to edit the part.

Steps to edit/update part in SFactrix:

o Use your credentials and Login to your SFactrix.ai account.

o From the settings page, under organization settings, click on the ‘Part/Item’ card.

edit/update part in SFactrix

o 'Part/Item' display page will appear.

o Click the ‘Edit’ icon on the part card you wish to edit/update.

o Make the necessary edits/update to part specifics.

o Click on ‘Update’ button to save changes.

Understanding of the 3 Summary Cards of Part/Item:

The three summary cards on the Part/Item page help its users to track the total no. of parts, parts in stock, and parts out of stock, data in one place. This summary is the consolidation of all the child and parent parts/items involved in the production.

How to delete a Part?

You should be an account admin or plant manager belonging to the same plant to delete the part.

Steps to delete Part in SFactrix:

o Login to your SFactrix.ai account.

o Click on the ‘Part/Item’ card from the settings page, under organization settings.

delete a part in SFactrix

o 'Part/Item' display screen will appear.

o Click on the ‘Edit’ icon on the part card you wish to delete.

o Click the ‘Delete’ button on the 'Edit Part/Item' page to delete the selected part.

o Click on the ‘Yes’ button when you receive a pop-up stating, ‘Are you sure to delete (part Name)’. This deletes the part chosen.

Why am I not able to delete the Part?

You can delete the part only when the manufacturing orders and work orders linked to the part are deleted.

What is the significance of Manufacture cost while creating the Part?

Profit is a crucial aspect of any business. More the profit better the business prospects. Let us recollect the simple formula for calculating the profit.

Profit = Sales Cost - Manufacturing Cost

In any manufacturing industry, the manufacturing cost should be kept minimal to gain good profit as the sales cost of any product remains constant in most scenarios. This data will also be helpful in drawing metrics and getting insights into the efficiency of production.

What's next?

Once you are done creating the part, the next step is to create customers. Customers are the ones who provide essential business orders to manufacturers who then create manufacturing orders and work orders to accomplish business orders.

Click the below link to learn more about adding customers and its features.

https://help.fogwing.io/en/articles/5781400-how-to-create-and-manage-customers-in-sfactrix

For any feedback and queries on the functionalities of the part, write to our support team at [email protected]

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