Services developed in Efikton® are complete and rich in functionality. The developer may apply properties to the Services like:
- Business Intelligence
- Business Process Management – Workflow
- Business Rules Management
- Document Management
- Web User Interface (man to machine communication)
- Web Services (machine to machine communication)
- Collaboration (use by multiple organizations)
- Advanced multilevel security
- Distributed data repository
Codeless Development – the construction of the services is done without writing software code, allowing fast development by non-programmers, easy learning and long-term lifecycle for the Service
Openness – Services created by Efikton® are open to be modified by the end user, allowing easy adaptability to the particular and changing needs of the company
Scalable Implementation – allowing low-cost investment and fast results.
Services Exchange – services can be transferred from one Efikton platform to another allowing the establishment of Developers’ Communities
Web User Interface – unitary / dynamic / contextualized / engages sense & sensibility
Efikton® is not coming empty to the end user, but it is accompanied with hundreds of already implemented services and applications in the field of Manufacturing Supply Chain: Operational Planning
- Order Promising
- Rule Based Forecasting
- Material Supply & Demand
- Capacity Planning
- Master Data Management
- Production Control
- Work Order Management
- Project Management
- Product Development & Lifecycle Management
- Quality Management
- Supply Chain Collaboration
- Innovation Management
Industrial Resource Planning
Efikton-IRP is the latest generation information system for the MANUFACTURING COMPANIES. Based in 30 years of experience of the Worldwide Manufacturing, was designed in the years 2019-2020 with the aim to help the Manufacturing Companies to deal with the complexities of the present era, the competition, the various Certifications, the specific Requests of the Customer, and the needs for the Top Management for a faster and higher visibility and controllability of their Companies.
The efikton-IRP was designed not to replace the existing ERP inside of the Company but to take all the manufacturing specific functionality differentiating and enriching the physical environment which a Company must operate with the strict account approach.
The efikton-IRP starts with the design of the Production and covers all the operation, planning, quality, costing needs.
THE CONCEPTION, DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION of the efikton-IRP is to enable HIGH LEVEL CUSTOMER SERVICE AND IMPROVE THE CONTROLABILITY TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY, THE COLLABORATION AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MANUFACTURING COMPANY.
In summary the efikton-IRP cover the following basic needs.
Product Data Management.
Full definition of all the raw materials, auxiliary products, final products with all their technical, quality, and commercial specifications.
The BOM and ROUTERS how the products are produced, the machine preferences, setups, speeds of production.
Computes the cost of each product and single operation, combining production data with financial data. Controls the variation of the cost, based on the actual inventories cost and the latest costs in the Market.
Total control of the quantity, quality, and costs of all the inventory. Management of the Inventories with LOTS which allow precise control of the available material and capability of tracing and tracking each material.
This approach minimizes the errors during operations, make evident any problem, and facilitate the corrections without waiting periodical inventory control.
Controls for the circulation of the materials.
All this development is base in our experience that a Manufacturing Company without precise control of the inventories cannot operate properly.
A very important simplification in the operation of a Manufacturing Company which has to manage many hundreds, or thousands type of materials, is that most of the purchasing orders are generating automatically from the system based on safety levels, sales forecast and master production data using expert rule based algorithms.
This operation covers the usual problem of the Company to remain without materials and to stop the production or to delay customer orders.
Management of the purchase timing, the planning of the receptions, the control of the materials, the labeling, and the storage of the material.
Management of the supplier’s information, certification, and evaluation for each individual supplier.
Management of the problems and the claims toward the supplier.
Management of the Customer requirement comprising the specification of the products, packaging, labeling, shipment conditions, pricing, and payment mode.
Management of contracts and orders, promising and actual delivery times.
Manage the time to promise based on the Capacity and the availability of Materials.
Management of the picking, loading, quality of shipping goods, transport until the acceptance of goods to the customer.
Management of the profitability for each order.
Management of the problems claims and solutions.
Automatic generation of the production Orders based on customer orders, safety levels.
Control of the planning of the production, quantities produced, human resources, machines, quality control, time on each elaboration stage.
Statistics for the productivity, waste, quality problems, costs, and profitability of the production process.
Control of the labeling, packaging, and storage of the final and intermediate products.
Based on the Production Orders, control of capacity per elaboration stage and single machine.
Individual calendars for each production machine and other operations allowing variable capacity levels for different commercial seasons.
Adaptive Material Requirement Planning base of Sales Forecast and the Real Sales, Safety Levels per Season.
Automatic generation of Purchase Order with Rule Based Algorithms
Supply-Demand analysis to find and plan customer orders which are not planned or cannot be fulfilled in time
Calculation of the possible time to be delivered a product
The quality management of the Company covers not only the Production but all the aspects of the operations from the reception of the materials, production, packaging, storage, internal movements, loading and transportation
For each stage the Quality Parameters are defined, registered and processed, so each individual or recurring problem can be detected.
Quality Management comprise the discussion in the internal of the Company and the Customer/Suppliers to establish the Causes and Remediations.
Manage the activities and the results for the remediation of the problems.
Management of the activities for the improvement of the Company, for the Daily Problems and their solutions in such a way to improve the Collaboration inside the Company
Allows the management of all the documents in a structural way, connected with the reality of the Manufacturing world, with security and access control.
The documents are related with the physical and the logical place where they belong and are not laying in an unstructured file server.
The backup, history of the documents is preserved with the standard backup procedures of the Databases.
CASH FLOW MANAGEMENT
The cash flow management module covers one of the most difficult and important sectors of the Manufacturing world.
The cash flow unifies three major sources of cash flow.
- Allows the definition of the yearly budget of fix costs and other fix expenses of the Company
- Automatically integrates the bank accounts and the promissory notes
- Take in consideration the sales, the purchasing and the payments mode agreed. Any time, quantity change, payment agreements of the operations will be automatically integrated
The result is a projection of the Cash Flow needs day by day in various currencies which permit to make clear everyday what has to be paid, received and the cash flow situation.
Problems of cash flow can be detected months before and gives plenty of time for reaction and remedy, so the company will not be surprised in the last moment.
All the problems related to receivable/payables are automatically detected.
Special care has been given to help the Top Management to understand the combined reality of the Company.
Among these are included
- Cost of Products and Production
- Profitability of the Production
- Profitability of the Customer Orders
- Overall Efficiencies of the Company
- Improvement initiatives
- Profitability of the Company
- Equipment Efficiencies
- Quality Improvements
- Evaluation for the Suppliers and the Customers
Efikton-IRP is an ideal companion for the Certification in the Manufacturing World.
Eliminates the necessity to maintain a bureaucratic paper or excel system only for the Certifications due to the fact that most of the required information are in the System generated during the daily and period operations of the Company.
Efikton-IRP comprises the most severe standards regarding the TRACEBILITY due to the fact that all the operations of the Company are systematic interconnected from the Material to the Customer either forward or backward (tracking and tracing)
Integration with the ERP
Efikton-ERP is designed to collaborate with the Companies ERP taking care of all the Manufacturing specific Task and passing the necessary data so can complete its operations.
Efikton is designed in such a way that can inherit all the Data of the ERP without the need for data transfer or connectors and can pass all the necessary data to the palaces where ERP can interpret and process further.
This is a revolutionary approach in the Manufacturing world which eliminates of the complications of the transfer and management of duplicated data. So at the end the two systems will work as an ONE SYSTEM
In this way the ERP functionality becomes simpler without the need for complex customization, or the use of companywide excels -with all the known problems – to manage functionality or data which are not covered from the ERP.
The base of the efikton-IRP is not a close compiled system, but it is based on the Open Platform efikton.
All the Applications are not closed compiled application but are open models and rules which allow the system easily adaptable to future needs or very strict specifications of the customer.
Customers who have a minimum system knowledge can learn to adapt and expand the system without limitations.