Advice For MROs Who Need Component and Core Tracking

Component and Core Tracking Capabilities coupled with business intelligence is imperative for MRO’s (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul), and mandates a business software that has the ability to trace: cores, serial numbers and batches.  This is also true for distributors across numerous industries who need to track items for a variety of purposes including service management, warranty management, and even as a theft deterrent (Dynamics AX can even work alongside with M2M and IIoT for temperature controls and the like).


Dynamics AX Component and Core Tracking Capabilities

In Dynamics AX, manufacturers and MRO’s can trace items, raw materials, or ingredients back to the vendor, and forward through the production and sale of the finished product.  (See the video below to see how effortless your job can be with Dynamics AX to trace components used in the manufacturing process.) Whether you sell parts, service aircraft, manufacture parts for aircraft, or do all three, Dynamics AX can help you manage these transactions more efficiently. Cores, serial numbers and batches are automatically added and tracked with each transaction. You have complete control over what part went where and when. Plus you can quickly identify what cores are due back and when.

Item tracing helps your company comply with regulatory requirements, and also helps quality officers and production managers analyze and take action to address variances in the quality of products and materials. Here of some examples of the ways that manufacturers can use item tracing:

If you are current on maintenance in AX, the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 cummulative update 6 expanded the item tracing functionality to provide consolidated, and more actionable, visibility into the source and destination of items and raw materials in the supply chain.

Here is a short list of the capabilities:

  • Determine how much of the item or raw material has been shipped, and to which customers.
  • Identify any planned shipments that include the item or raw material.
  • Locate production orders that use the item or raw material.
  • Find out which vendor the item or raw material was purchased from.

ProMRO Capabilities

Dynamics AX Most Selected ERP for Manufacturing
Dynamics AX Most Selected ERP for Manufacturing

ProMRO developed by Clients First for a leading MRO company, can do these things as well as:

  • Create, configure and manipulate a standardized list of maintenance activities.
  • Project confirmation provides a quick print out of items, repair activities, pricing totals and delivery address.
  • Easily create product project quotations that are automatically populated with items, services and contact information.  Quotations can be configured for dynamic quoting based on margin requirements.
  • Stay on top of your operations with configurable e-mail alerts.
  • Costing Options include Fixed Price or Time & Materials costing.
  • The ProMRO module for Dynamics AX offers outside processing to include cost & traceability.
  • ProMRO’s project work scope functionality provides a work ticket detailing items required, forecast items, delivery and installation instructions.
  • Automatic Service Work Orders can be generated based on the accepted quote.
  • Specific tracking includes core, serial number and batch tracking capabilities.
  • ProMRO’s planning capabilities include capacity and resource planning.
  • Gain visibility into what your operations are costing you with cost capturing for all labor, inventory and expense costs.

If your company needs help with core or equipment tracking or tracing, Clients First developed this functionality for MRO’s in our own intellectual property software called ProMRO that works with Dynamics AX. This software benefits Sulzer and Ram Aircraft with tracking, compliance, and customer service; Dynamics AX in conjunction with ProMRO can benefit you too. ProMRO tracks all activity by Aircraft and makes this information available to all users. Starting with the quote, and continuing through sales, repair, installation and even production, all activities are linked to the aircraft to provide you with an accurate history, by aircraft. Our office in Texas implements and supports clients across the U.S.A. and in 11 countries.  Clients First Texas is one of 7 locations including Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our team of professionals are ready to help implement the best finance and operations solutions for manufacturers, project based manufacturers, MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul, and professional services. Please contact our sales team at 800.331.8382 or for more information on our offerings from Acumatica or Dynamics AX.

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