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Manufacturing

As many additional Manufacturing processes as required can be added and assigned to either any Operating Cost Department, where costs are built up in the same way as all other cost centres. The manufacturing model is an output driven models where the level of production is set by the product demand..
 
It accommodates multiple input materials used in the processing and multiple outputs which are managed like a recipe. The first output is deemed to be the primary output and is assumed to be 100% of the ouput, however any secondary outputs are measured as a % of the output volume, this is done by entering the sales volume of each Secondary Output as a % of the Primary Output volume. Secondary outputs could be used to model scrap or waste sales or any bi-product sales.
 
Where a complex production process exists with numerous input materials, the materials could be grouped together into units, so that each input material within the model represents a unit, and each unit is an amalgamation of materials and costs which can represent a stage of manufacture. So for instance a house builder could break costs down into, land, services, finishing, materials etc.
 
The Manufacturing Model has its own Seasonality Profile, there is also a separate production seasonality model which can be used to create a different production seasonality pattern to that of the standard sales order seasonality profile which is used model the order intake.