Production Control System using ＴＰＩＣＳ-Ｘ
TPiCS-X has expanded the applicable range of management architecture since May of 2005 where the “Discrete Production” function was added. As a result, those who see the system for the first time may find it difficult to judge whether or not their desired control method can be achieved since the system covers too broad a range of architecture. Therefore, to what management architecture TPiCS-X is applicable will briefly be explained in this material.
(1)The MRP calculation function of f-MRP (not available for the Small Business Pack)
This is a core function of TPiCS-X. This is the function to achieve the “fast, inexpensive, responsive, but stable production” based on the assumption that there is a certain amount of repeatability. This is the system tolerant of changes of the needs, adding the concept of buffer to the existing function of MRP.
(2)Function for the discrete production
This is the system to achieve the fast and accurate processing of the cycle from customer order to engineering design and to production even for the discrete production by combining the “CAD Data Conversion Option” and the existing “Manufacturing Number Control Option” around the “One-item Production Option.”
(3)The Manufacturing Number Control function (The manufacturing number is sometimes called engineering number, work number, instruction number, order, and lot number.)
It releases work orders by manufacturing number, and calculates actual results
and costs by manufacturing number.
(4)The Simplified Order function
This is the parts explosion function where the buffer function to handle the schedule change and the calculation function on the axis of time are removed from the MRP calculation function of f-MRP. The management of multiple inventory locations, multiple production locations, and multiple supply locations is available as well as the MRP calculation function of f-MRP. Several implementation scenarios can be thought of such as “we don’t need the function of f-MRP which is too much for us,” ”it’s too difficult for us to use,” or to run the system with simple functions for some time after the initial implementation, and to move on to f-MRP once getting used to using the system. The Small Business Pack is managed around this function and the Manufacturing Number Control function.
You can use each function in combination.