PRIORITY MANUFACTURING

Priority offers a Comprehensive ERP Production Management and Control – from the shop floor to the end-customer

When it comes to manufacturing software, Priority understands your business needs. If you’re a manufacturer, no matter what your end-product or service, chances are you have a demanding customer at the end of the assembly line. It’s here that manufacturing execution system software has the potential to boost your business.

Priority is uniquely designed to serve small and midsize businesses (SMBs), Priority’s manufacturing module effectively supports the entire supply chain that goes beyond the production line and simple procurement software. Today’s manufacturers tackle some of the industry’s toughest challenges – customer and compliance mandates, effective supplier management, cost control and finding new customers to grow the business.

Priority supports the next revolution in manufacturing and manufacturing management, including IoT and Industry 4.0with a dedicated REST API, enabling app developers to build and leverage applications in Priority, that result in powerful integrations and a significantly more flexible ERP system.

Priority delivers a fully integrated ERP solution designed to reduce costs, improve customer service, increase margins and generate new revenue streams. Now, SMB manufacturers can effectively improve business performance with a comprehensive, highly configurable and comparably priced ERP solution.

Inventory Control

Inventory control is often the cornerstone of any successful manufacturing operation. It’s what drives your shop floor, supports materials handling and it’s what helps drive your revenues. Viable inventory control means reducing inventory costs and enhancing tracking and traceability, maintaining tight control on inventory replenishment.

Quality Control and Assurance

Key to any successful manufacturing process, Priority manufacturing is equipped with robust Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) capabilities to automate the quality control processes and tests for serialized, lot or batch tracked inventory items and non-inventory items, such as environmental or laboratory metrics. Priority effectively defines test procedures and standards for inspection of purchased or outsourced components, inventory sampling, work order testing and final QA.

Material Requirements Planning

Material Requirements Planning (MRP) is a production planning, scheduling and inventory control system used to manage manufacturing processes. Composed of these and other linked functions and all related support systems, MRP determines material requirements based on sales orders, open work orders or frequency of need.

Multi-Division and Multi-Site Planning

Powerful functionality used to support distribution organizations with multiple distribution centers and/or multiple sites around the world. Priority serves multiple divisions at any given company, with each site maintaining its dedicated inventory and/or distribution, while planning and purchasing may be handled multi-site or separately. Process are easily adjustable for multiple production control methods used in discrete, repetitive and mixed-mode manufacturing.

Product Data Management

PDM effectively plans and coordinates an organization’s transactional operations,  including sales order management, purchasing, cost accounting and logistics. Part of the larger concept, Product Lifecycle Management(PLM), PDM maintains manufacturing part numbers, bill of materials (BOM) and integrates with Product Change Control (PCC).

ECO Management and Revision Control

Manufacturers must respond quickly with engineering changes in order to maintain and increase market share. Effective ECO management combined with revision control provides immediate response to market demand, governmental requirements, safety issues, service requirements or functional and competitive needs in the manufacturing process, including optimizing, organizing and tracking their approval process.

Manufacturing Execution

Comprehensive control system for managing and monitoring work-in-process on the shop floor, a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) keeps track of all manufacturing information in real time, receiving up-to-the-minute data from robots, machine monitors and employees. Essential in tracking operations and production progress, quality control, rework and scrap ratios, while supporting data collection via bar code or RFID.

Serial, Lot Tracking and Traceability

Designed for manufacturers who need more stringent control over product tracking, Priority’s Serial and Lot Tracking ensures reliable management of material and product traceability through every stage of the supply chain – from receipt of initial raw materials through delivery to your end-customer. Control all parts as they move through the manufacturing process and track serialized parts and their lot attributes throughout the part’s lifecycle.

Simplification

Complex and critical purchasing, receiving and warehousing processes become much easier with Priority‘s advanced

Financials

Priority helps you maintain full accountability while giving you the agility needed to respond to shifting market conditions, all accounting transactions are integrated and self-checking. More accurate and comprehensive project costing.

Complete Control

Keep tight control over banking and cash flow activities to help streamline processes and make better decisions, complete control of new business activities, control over customer relationships and service personnel. Control of buying and expediting to optimise the supply chain

Business Insight

Gained through a wide range of reports and analysis and real-time view of your business

Stock

Management of all stock whether in our out of a manufacturing process, on or off site. Enables you to ensure that your sales demand can be met by production output

Tracebility & Audit Trail

Complete visibility of all production jobs with minimum admin and paperwork. Every transaction is user, date and time stamped to provide a detailed and accurate audit trail of business process events. Monitor all the companies activities and get the reporting you need.

Functionality

Priority has a wide scope of functionality in all its modules and is unsurpassed by any of its direct competitors. There are a number of smaller add-on modules that can be provided for customers in specific vertical markets

Flexibility

Uniquely adaptable to the specific needs of a company. It is important that the functionality if the system can accurately reflect the business processes of an organisation and change with the business over time. Priority can be adapted to specific user needs, customised to provide required business processes and developed to include unique functionality.

Ease of Upgrade

the upgrading capabilities within Priority allows very quick and easy upgrading of the product whilst ensuring that all previously developed customisations are brought through to the latest release without further coding work – Guaranteed.

Ease of Use

the user interface of Priority is very easily configured to the requirements of the end user, even to the extent of configuration of individual screens for users. The privilege mechanism is comprehensive and robust to ensure security and assist in excluding screens and reports that are not relevant to individual users or user groups. Navigation tools allow easy and speedy access to all related areas of the system without tiresome reversions to the menu system.

Cross Platform

Priority allows the use across computing platforms including Unix, Windows & Macintosh, accessible on PC, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone hardware. Priority can provide you with truly anytime, anywhere access to your business data.

Management Information

Unlike many systems, Priority has an inbuilt executive information system (EIS) which provides graphical charting and drill-down capabilities to all the executive level information. In addition, links with Microsoft Office products are comprehensive, seamless and two way.

Project Management

Completely integrated with Microsoft Project. Projects are defined with their attributes, activities, templates, content, payments and budgets

Customer Service

Maintains serial numbered parts with audit trial for them. Service contracts, service calls, malfunctions and repair reporting and history. Service contracts, service calls, malfunctions and repair reporting and history. Service call activity can be recorded as labour or material leaves.

MRP

Comprehensive, advanced material requirements planning and advanced planning and scheduling. Finite capacity allows the most effective use of manufacturing resources.

Web Integration & CMS

Web CMS provides the basis for your web presence and it has fully hosted compatibility. It has built in links with in-house web sites for customer ordering and online payments. It is a template driven CMS to allow you to easily manage day-to-day content changes in-house.

Mobile Priority Access

Wireless Shop Floor Data Collection using ruggedised hand-held devices and / or touch screens. PDA/ Smartphones access allowing remote access using Windows mobile, iPad or iPhone, requiring only intermittent GPRS signal.

Shop Floor Data Capture (SFDC)

SFDC facilitates greater productivity from existing resources by providing production management with real-time information on the status of all inventory transaction, reducing the need for lengthy meetings or progress chasing and allowing more effective management of bottlenecks..

Human Resource

Priority’s suite of HR solutions is designed to help organisations automate, regulate and centralise the process of HR management. Key functionalities include application to retirement, recruitment, managing candidates and employees and Personnel files.

Advanced Planning & Scheduling

Comprehensive advanced APS with finite capacity allowing the most effective use of manufacturing resources.

Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Priority’s WMS is designed to serve as the operational core of businesses with high inventory turnover rates. The system automates all workflow, processes and brings control to the warehouse environment. Priority WMS works to save time on operations, reduce labour costs and maximise utilisation of warehouse space and resources.

Quality Control

Enables you to track the results of laboratory tests and past sampling and to manage the tracking of malfunctions. It also enables the user to extend expiration dates of lots and work orders.