ALERE Manufacturing consists of eight modules.
Manager Module - Maintains the links to
AccountMate including releasing the GL transactions, the user privileges,
and all the housekeeping functions.
Order Module -
Creates the orders that are used by the shop to process jobs. Work orders
include the instructions, configurations, and material lists for making
the items and tracking them through the shop to their completion and
movement to inventory.
Route Module - Responsible for the
routing instructions used by work orders to manufacture items.
An advanced MRP concept called
Synchronous Scheduling, is supported by the assignment of materials on a
BOM to operation steps.
Machine Module - Defines the capacity of the manufacturing facility
and helps with the machine maintenance.
Schedule Module - Develops a production
plan, using finite scheduling techniques, to process work orders through a
manufacturing facility. Results can be displayed graphically and modified
on a schedule board using drag & drop.
BOM Module - Responsible
for bills of material and for the material requirements planning (MRP)
process. TIW pioneered the use of
bills to simplify and compress BOM's. The module also manages material
orders for small jobs that only require a material list and simple back
Plan Module - Extends the capabilities of the MRP
by looking at the material required for all
levels from the sales order down to the raw materials in one single
step. Then time-phased the components required to determine when they need
to be ordered or manufactured to fill demand.
net requirements are converted into planned work orders and
purchase orders which can be included in the MRP report. The
plan process accomplishes this task in one single pass and does
not require the multiple passes common in most MRP packages.
Cost Module - Responsible for estimating
and tracking the costs associated with the manufacturing process.
Both AccountMate Software Corporation and TIW Technology, Inc. have been
supplying and servicing their software customers for over 25 years.
Combined, they have many thousands of satisfied customers. Each
one has a reputation for providing the flexibility and real-time
reliability that growing small to mid-sized customers require.
David Dierke, President and CEO of AccountMate said, “Now with
the addition of TIW’s ALERE Manufacturing suite, AccountMate is proud to
offer our clients this very credible manufacturing handling and
reporting system that will give them tremendous control over their
manufacturing processes and inventory management. “
Data Acquisition for AccountMate
DAQ Product Description in PDF
ALERE Data Acquisition, or DAQ as it is commonly called, comes embedded in
the ALERE Manufacturing product.
Wedge scanners or scanners running under Terminal Services, are use to
help speed the entry of transactions in the ALERE Manufacturing software.
Using scanners can help with the accuracy and speed of
several different processed in the Manufacturing package.
Labor cycle and setup
Issuing material from
Starting and stopping
Tracking work center usage
Posting fixed and variable
Updating work in process
Changes in production
Posting finished goods
Tracking time & attendance
While wedge scanners do not require an additional user license because
they share the user license with the computer they are attached to,
scanners running under terminal services do use one user seat per scanner.
Be sure to include those necessary user licenses when planning for the
total number of seats that you will require to run ALERE Manufacturing for