Streamlining Production for Light Manufacturing Businesses

In SAP’s all-in-one business management software for small businesses, Business One (also known as SAP B1), there is extended support for the light manufacturing area of the enterprise resource planning ERP system. In any manufacturing company, the production process must be highly efficient. The management of resources must be executed in a timely fashion and performed exceptionally well.

Simple Ways to Better Manage Production With These Capabilities:

  • Assign capacity to a resource
  • Include by-products in production orders and bills of material
  • Enter additional quantities for machine setup time or lead component consumption
  • Perform bulk updates of bills of material (BOMs)

Easily Manage Production for Light Manufacturing by:

  • Easily planning and monitor capacity of your resources,
  • Using simple tools to track costs associated with production
  • Accomplishing improved management for all your bills of material

In SAP Business One, it is easy to set up your resource master data and associated standard costs. There can be different types of costs like: maintenance, amortization, and overhead. With regard to resources, there are three predefined types: labor, machine, and other. You can select the relevant type in the Resource Type field of the Resource Master Data. The fixed assets tab in the master data record is activated when selecting machine as the resource type. The employees tab is activated  when selecting labor as the resource type.

Production Resource Group
Each resource type has a number of associated groups. The resource groups are used to group together employees, machines, or other resources used in production that have similar types of costs. When setting up the Resource Group you have the option to create the associated standard resource cost components. Then, you can decide how you’d like each of the cost components can be linked to a different Expense account in the General Ledger (G/L) Account determination. The software calculates the sum of the cost elements as they contributes to the overall production costs.

Easily See Daily Internal Capacities
Within SAP B1 you have the ability to generate daily internal capacities for a specific time period. This is easily accomplished in the Set Daily Internal Capacities window of the Resources menu.The generated internal capacities can then be viewed in the Resource Capacity window. The internal capacities can also be viewed in the Capacity Data tab on the Resource Master data.

Easily View Resource Capacity
Business One provides you with the ability to have a complete capacity overview of selected resources within a specified time period. A user can select Internal, Committed, Consumed or Available views to immediately see if the:

  • Internal capacity is the full resource capacity in the selected time period
  • Committed capacity equates to the specific Production Order in the selected time period, but was not issued to production yet
  • Consumed capacity is properly reflected as issued within the selected time period


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SAP’s best selling ERP for small and midsize businesses (SMB and SME) can be installed and run on your on-premise server or in a cloud. The database options are MS SQL and SAP HANA (for querying data at lightning fast speeds). MS SQL is a traditional database. SAP HANA is an in memory database.

As a singular data system, right “out of the box” the software offers completely integrated:

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Want your growing small or medium business enterprise (SMB and SME) to run better? SAP Business One is designed to make production for light manufacturing easy. We can help you streamline warehouse inventory management with the use of mobile solutions, out-maneuver competitors, improve interactions with each customer, have better solutions for finding new customers, and transform your business with the latest in technology. Looking forward to helping you and your business get to the next level. Contact us today at 813-321-1300.

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