Can anyone recommend a PROCESS manufacturing solution that works well with GP 2010?
Exactly what do you need to do? Are you a true flow based manufacturer?
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We are a chemical manufacturing facility. I have been told the MS manufacturing will not work for our business as we are a process manufacturer. The process is quite simple: we buy raw materials, create batches, blend raw materials and produce a finished good. We have a multitude of formulations, and for each different variant (color, density, etc.) we have a different formula. For example: Say I want to make a 5 pound bag of sugar for which I have a formula. I then want to make brown sugar, which is simply the 5 pound sugar recipe with a color addition. We use different units of measure, which may be converted during the time of manufacturing i.e. buy in gallons, produce FG in pounds or vice-versa. Our biggest concern is true costing. I want a program that uses our current GP costing method of FIFO. I could go on all day..... hope this answered your question!
You may want to look at Batchmaster. It has been around for a long time is specifically for process mfg. I don't have any first hand knowledge of it, but know it is one option that I would look at. It does integrate with GP.
If your manufacturing process and formulae are as simple as you state, GP manufacturing would likely work for you. I'm implementing GP manufacturing right now for a company that makes car care products, which are liquid chemical based.
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Frank E. Hamelly, MCP-GP, MCP-AX, MCITP, MCT, MVP