Smart production planning and control
The Mago4 management functions created to manage production processes allow you to fully manage and control the flow of manufacturing documents and correctly handle materials, semi-finished and finished products.
Modules and functions are designed with an emphasis on operational efficiency and organisation of production processes.
Precision and accuracy for the manufacturing company
We are especially proud of the Mago4 modules dedicated to Production control and planning.
We believe that manufacturing control should just: monitor production! It means ensure that deadlines are respected, provide data to decide whether the purchase is cheaper than internal production. And answer these questions: Can the delivery date be respected? Are there any cheaper alternatives?
The Mago4 ERP gives you all the answers and takes care of production planning. It helps to use resources efficiently, no matter what they are machines, employees or tools. You can use it to optimise storage space, minimise storage costs, make the best use of space and monitore current assets, taking advantage of all the possibilities offered by production control.
The integrated GANTT chart of your workloads with overcapacities visually indicates bottlenecks. You can save an enormous amount of time in production planning and at the same time have control over all production orders at all times.
By simulating different scenarios, you can also avoid time-consuming planning errors and time-consuming adjustments.
Production control goes hand in hand with forecasting requirements. To optimise the purchase order, you can also call up the orders or forecast data and enter the corresponding quantities of: production, purchase or external production in order to record them completely. This helps to plan and reduce production and order costs.
Mago4’s production control can be tailored to the company’s needs: whether it is food or metal production, chemical industry. More than 5’000 customers worldwide rely on Mago4’s solutions and use variants, configuration items or spare parts lists up to “n” levels.
Moreover, thanks to the mobile application, Mago4’s production control also makes it possible to meet the current production needs and anticipate production orders when necessary. In the era of industry 4.0, checks can be carried out directly via API on production orders, to complete them and return stock such as missing product quantities.
Seriously, there is no simpler way to monitor and control production.
The Plus of Mago4
Modules for production cycle efficiency
The Bill of Materials includes the list of materials and the information necessary for processing, it is linked to company resources and production methods. With the Mago4 module you can explore the DB and access information; you can also manage an archive of project drawings and add details to the item master data. You have a costing function based on materials, processing and accessory costs and you can plan your activity in a simplified way.
Through the Variants it is possible to produce and manage very similar items in stock, on the basis of a single list that gets the common features together. With appropriate coding it is easy to specify the components to be modified to obtain the desired article from its prototype. The variants are associated with the procedures of Costification, Production and Sale in Variant, Implosion, Explosion or Graphic Navigation.
The Configurator makes it possible to determine product composition alternatives, according to production and commercial needs. The module helps the department to define the alternatives so that they are feasible from the production point of view and convenient from a strategic/economic perspective, thus composing an offer in line with technological requirements.
The Basic Production of Mago4 provides a production tool with high functional performance, great simplicity of use and lower management costs. All this thanks to functions such as the Production Plan and the Production Order, stock analysis tools, the Progress procedure and control reports for the “status” of production and Costification.
Advanced Production meets the production needs of medium sized companies with a simple and versatile tool, but also rich in functionalities such as: Control Panel, PTO, Picking List, Production Development and Confirmation, the Final balance, Job Ticket and the RollBacke and Kanban procedures.
As a manufacturing company you need to dynamically plan the quantities of products to be delivered in short, medium and long term. The Open Orders from Mago4 meets these requirements. You can plan production volumes according to production capacity, to supply materials on time, manage decision making based on personal parameters, define the delivery plan.
MRP Planning is designed to optimise production planning. The MRP procedure of Mago4 supports you in all planning activities related to stock maintenance. It also guarantees the availability of materials in the right quantity and at the right time, taking into account the minimisation of stocks. In addition, the MRP analysis allows you to plan and meet the needs of different types of items.
Mago4’s CRP module allows you to plan production resources by suggesting optimal start and end dates for manufacturing orders, also considering overloads and underutilization. It is possible to set a calendar for each Work Center to define the daily work capacity. The Load Histograms analyse the machining operations assigned to the various Work Centers and allow the examination of the composition of the load. You can monitor and manage the distribution of Production Orders over time and the delays, compared to expected deliveries.
Mago4 Tools module extends the functionality of the Advanced Production with the possibility of managing tools and measuring instruments employed in the production process. The available management procedures and reports facilitate tool monitoring operations throughout their life cycle, together with commitment monitoring, control and automatic updating of quantities or actual working time.