4. Routes & BOMs

Standardizing manufacturing processes is key to achieve maximum quality and efficiency. This article serves as the guide for the "BOM & Routes" module of JIKKO Management, a tool for configuring manufacturing processes.

José Miguel Salazar Dávila

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Access to the module

To get started, access Jikko Management and go to the 'Modules' section located in the left sidebar. Within the 'Order Management' category, you will find the specific module named 'BOM & Routes'.

Module Structure

This interface is divided into three main sections.

1. Routes: Here, you will find listed all the routes that have been created. It includes the code, description, and the number of assigned operations for each one. Additionally, from this section, you can create new routes and configure the manufacturing process for all your products.

What is a production route?

2. BOM: In the center of the page, all material explosions (BOM) that have been created are displayed. It includes the code, description, and the number of materials assigned for each one. This section allows you to visualize the materials and their quantities that make up different products. Moreover, it provides the flexibility to create various material compositions for the same route, allowing adjustments for multiple products.

What is a BOM?

3. Workflow: The section on the right side of the page visually presents the workflow, allowing you to see the graphical representation of routes and their interaction with BOM or material explosions. This feature provides a quick and general understanding of the manufacturing process.

Create a new production route

To create a new production route, click on the "Create Route" button.

In this place, a configuration form will be displayed. The first thing you must do is assign a code and a name to the route you want to create. Next, you will find the section intended for designing operations. This configuration section is highly intuitive; through the "Drag or click to add operation" button, you can add new operations to your route.

Remember that the operations listed in the dropdown menu in the center of the creation form have been defined previously in the "Site Organization" module of the MDM.

Each created operation will be represented by a box, which must be identified with an operation already inventoried in the MDM and can be moved at your convenience. The representation of a process is achieved through the sequence of these boxes, which will be connected by segments that will unfold from the small red rectangle located on the right side of the origin operation box to the left side of the destination rectangle. In this way, you will be able to model any necessary route for the manufacturing of any product.

The flexibility of JIKKO's process modeling interface makes it possible to track even the most complex operations.

Remember that the only requirement for designing the workflow is that it starts and ends with serial operations, meaning it must begin and conclude with single operations. Additionally, it's necessary to specify the last operation by marking the corresponding icon at the bottom of the operation box.

Create a new BOM

After configuring the routes associated with the products, you can assign multiple BOMs to each one to specify the materials that make up each item. You can generate as many BOMs for a single route as necessary, facilitating the structuring of various manufacturing options and allowing for the inclusion of substitute materials, quantity variations, and other configurations.

To do this, use the "+ BOM" button located next to each route. When clicked, it will open a new creation form similar to the one for creating a route.

On this page, you'll locate the 'Add Material' icon within the operation boxes. Clicking it opens a window where you can input the required materials and their corresponding quantities for that specific operation in the BOM. After adding the materials, click 'Save and Close.' Repeat this process for each operation.

Remember that the material quantities to be added correspond to what is necessary to manufacture one unit of output from that operation. For example, if at the end of the operation, you obtain boxes of product X, you should add the quantity of material needed to manufacture a single one of these boxes.

Visualize the routes and BOM

To view the routes, choose the one you want to examine; similarly, you can visualize a BOM. Both will be displayed in the workflow section.

To navigate the route, utilize a set of tools at your disposal. The initial two allow precise control over screen zoom. The following icon, akin to a frame, arranges the diagram on the screen. The padlock icon restricts any movement within the viewer. Lastly, there's an icon to maximize the display, presenting the flow in fullscreen mode.

Edit a route

To edit a route, select the one you wish to modify. In the Workflow panel, located on the right, a red edit button will appear next to the code and name of the route. Clicking on this button will open an editing form for some fields of the route, where you can change the name, alter the code, and make any modifications you deem necessary within the flow.

Keep in mind that, to change an operation or adjust the connecting lines between them, you must delete the existing box and add a new one with all the new connections.

Edit a BOM

To edit a BOM, select the route where it is configured, and then choose the one you wish to modify. In the Workflow section, located on the right, you will find the edit button, identified in purple. Clicking on this button will open the corresponding editing form for the BOMs, where you can modify the description and add new materials using the same procedure you used for the initial creation.

It's important to note that in this editing mode, changes cannot be made to the flow of the route. To do so, it's necessary to edit the route itself.

Delete Route or BOM

To delete a Route or a BOM, you will find an "x" next to each of them, which will allow you to proceed with the deletion. When you click on the "x", a confirmation box will appear, and upon confirming the action, the selected Route or BOM will be permanently deleted.

Work center constraints

When creating a route, it is possible to limit the execution of an operation to a specific work center. To achieve this, you must access the route configuration box, either during the initial creation or the subsequent editing of a route. Within the configuration environment, on the right side of the workflow section, you will notice a shield next to each operation. Clicking on this shield will open an additional dialog box, and in the dropdown list that appears, you can assign a specific work center. This list will contain the work centers configured for the execution of the respective operation. Once the constraint is confirmed, that operation can only be executed at the specified work center.

To remove the constraint, you can access the same "Select Work Centers" dialog box. In the dropdown list, you will find the work center associated with that operation. Next to it, you will see an "x" icon, which will allow you to remove the execution constraint.

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