Creating the Part in SFactrix.ai is the fourth 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. Therefore, creating and managing the Parts is essential.

Pre-condition – Plant, Work Center, and Assets should be created in SFactrix prior to creating a Part. You should be an Account admin, Plant Manager, or Work Center Manager belonging to the same Plant to create the Part.

How to create Parts or Products?

o Login to your SFactrix.ai account by going to https://app.sfactrix.ai.

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

o Click the ‘Add Part/Item’ button on the Part/Item page.

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

o 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 Work Order and Jobs for this Part.

Part Name

Enter a unique name for each Part

Description

Describe briefly the operation of the 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).

Manufacture Cost

Enter the cost incurred during manufacturing the Part. Enter correct cost as this information will be used in the metrics.

Manufacture Currency Code

Select the currency code from the drop-down list depending on the location of the Plant.

Sales Cost

Enter the selling cost of the Part.

Sales Currency Code

Enter the currency of the location where the Part is sold.

Quantity in Stock

Enter the quantity already available in stock to calculate the quantity to be produced. This will be helpful in inventory management.

UoM

Enter the UoM (Unit of Measure) for the quantity specified.

Lead Time / Cycle Time

Enter the Lead Time or Cycle Time of the product production, which is the time taken by the asset to produce 1 quantity of Part.

Part Production Process

Choose between the options 'Parallel' or 'Sequence' from the drop-down list

'Parallel'

Select 'Parallel' when a particular Part can be produced simultaneously with another Part of the same Product.

'Sequence'

Select 'Sequence' when each Part that belongs to a Product should have a sequence of production and cannot be produced simultaneously.

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, Plant Manager, or Work Center 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.

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 the Summary 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, Plant Manager, or Work Center 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.

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 Work Orders and Jobs 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 Work Orders and Jobs 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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