The Cin7 Core Manufacturing module is split into Standard Manufacturing, which is included for all subscribers, and our Advanced Manufacturing module, which can be added to your base subscription packed with powerful features to model complex production processes. In this article, we'll give a quick overview of what is included in which module.
For more advanced production processes, consider adding the Advanced Manufacturing module to your subscription and checking out our Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing module article.
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Table of Contents
- Manufacturing module permissions
- Bill of materials
- Assembly and disassembly
- Manufacturing reports
- Advanced Manufacturing
Manufacturing module permissions
Cin7 Core offers fine-grained control over user permissions. Grant users full or read-only permission to the different features of the manufacturing module, and create roles with pre-defined permissions to assign to users.
Cin7 Core allows you to set the following permissions for the production module (Settings → Users and roles):
Finished goods - List and tasks
The Finished goods allows you to keep track of the use of raw materials as well as costs associated with assemblies. (Read-only) View the list of finished goods operations and their details. View finished goods tasks assigned to you. (Full Access) Allows creation, authorization, undo and void of finished goods operations.
Inventory Write-Off Tasks
This feature allows you to write off inventory that has been lost, stolen, damaged, given away or used internally. (Read-only) View the list of write-offs and their details. View Inventory Write-Off tasks assigned to you. (Full Access) Allows creation, authorisation, undo and void of write-off operations.
Disassembly - List and tasks
Disassembly can be used to break down inventory items into components. It can also be used to perform unit conversions, e.g. from tons to kilos. (Read-only) View the list of disassembly operations and their details. View disassembly tasks assigned to you. (Full Access) Allows creation, authorisation, undo and void of disassembly operations.
Production – Undo
Allows Undo of Assembly, Disassembly, Production, Job, Inventory Write-off tasks.
Production – Void
Allows Void of Assembly, Disassembly, Production, Job, Inventory Write-off tasks.
Bill of materials
Before starting to manufacture or disassemble products, we need to make sure that we have bills of materials (BOM) for these products. The BOM specifies the component products that make up the larger product. Assembly BOM is intended to be used for simple assembly operations such as joining together multiple items in a pack or kit.
See Bill of materials (assembly) for more information.
Cin7 Core also supports more complex BOMs with the Advanced Manufacturing module. See Introduction to the Advanced Manufacturing module and for detailed information.
Assembly and disassembly
Assembly and disassembly are the core functions of Standard Manufacturing. Intended for simple manufacturing operations, bundling multiple products into packs or kits, or disassembling cases of stock into its component units. Use assembly bill of materials to define the components of the assembled product, include costs for labor and overheads, wastage, or any costs to disassemble. Assembly and dissassembly can be performed manually or automatically, as soon as the units are received into stock. Multi-level assemblies and disassemblies are also supported.
Users need the Inventory Reporting permission to access these reports.
Production Cost Analysis Report
This report shows the number of manufactured goods with their costs split by the components/services used in the assembled product. Use this report to analyze yield quantity, manufacturing cost, and cost of component products and services for a selected reporting period. Both assembly and production finished goods (for Advanced Manufacturing module subscribers) are shown on this report.
By default, the report shows all manufactured goods that have been completed, authorized or are currently in progress for the last month. To narrow down the results, you can filter the report by status to show authorized, in progress, or completed orders.
Learn more about Production Cost Analysis Report.
Disassembly Analysis Report
This report shows completed disassemblies within the selected time period. Use this report to analyze the disassembled quantity, cost of the disassembled item and any costs from services during the operation. Items can be filtered by component and disassembly category, brand, product tags, etc.
By default, the report shows all disassemblies that have been completed, authorized or are currently in progress for the last month.
Learn more about the Disassembly Analysis Report.
The Advanced Manufacturing module is aimed at addressing the needs of more complex production processes for manufacturing businesses. The Advanced Manufacturing module allows you to set a factory calendar, define production resources (tools, machines, people) and their operational hours, plan production for capacity and set up logistical pathways for the movement of components and finished products, among many more features.
Access to the advanced module requires adding a subscription to the module to your paid plan. See Introduction to the Advanced Manufacturing module for more information.