SMC has developed a configuration model that creates a custom shop floor order to be built, tested, and packed correctly on the production floor. New products released can result in an impressive number of configurations with traceability by serial number.

Configuration Solution: Implement Configure to Order System

Setup

  • Create an assembly for a common family
  • Assign 1 to 99 unique features per assembly
  • Assign 1 to 99 unique options per feature

Process

  • Drop down menu driven sales order entry
  • Shop order BOM’s created as options are selected from sales order menu
  • Configuration list created for each shop order
  • Products ship from shop order. Each configuration is unique and doesn’t appear in inventory

Results

  • Twelve family assemblies created
  • Each assembly contains up to 20 features (Model #, Cable, Connector, Charge Profile, etc.)
  • Each assembly-feature combination may contain up to 80 options (Model #’s)
  • All 10,184 SKU’s supported by 12 assemblies with room to add more SKU’s