Engineering and product definitions efforts often feel disconnected from manufacturing and sales, causing unnecessary production delays, obsolete inventory, pricing and margin errors, and poor customer satisfaction. Sabe’s Engineering functionality is seamlessly integrated with Manufacturing, Inventory Control, Sales, and Purchasing, leading to better delivery times, less rework, and higher profitability.

 

  • Items
    • Configured Items - create definitions of configurable Items with options and attributes which, then, may be configured on-demand with a seamlessly integrated Configurator to produce fully defined and configured Items with minimal additional effort.
    • Item Costing - flexibly define material, labor, and overhead costs to any level of detail; manage costs using standard, actual, and current costs with complete visibility of cost history.
    • Non-physical Item Support - support for phantom Items, costing Items, and other reference item types to more efficiently and accurately support Item definitions and production processes.
    • Item Cross Referencing - define Aliases to cross reference Items with other internal, vendor, or customer item numbers.
    • Quality Inspection - define multiple step Quality Tests to be applied and enforced during incoming inspection of manufactured and purchased Items.
    • Scalability - Sabe effortlessly scales to support 100.000‘s of Items with little performance degradation.
  • Structures - An Item may have one or more Structures, each of which contains a paired Bill of Materials and Bill of Operations.
    • Configurable Structures - define dynamic Structures containing Bills of Materials and Bills of Operations that automatically match the configuration of a configured Item. Tools to synchronize and modify configured Structures without loosing sales and configuration history.
    • Multiple Structures per Item - define independent Structures to meet particular needs for engineering, planning, and costing or to meet specific production requirements, such as rework and cross manufacturing.
    • Recursive Structures - allows the definition of Structures having recursive Bills of Materials and provides tools to identify such Structures and the points of recursion.
    • Release Management - specify the status and effectivity of a Structure with user defined statuses, automatic version management, and privileged release control.
    • Exception Management - comprehensive tools to help ensure proper Structure definition and integrity.
  • Bills of Materials
    • Substitutions - identify Item-wide substitutions or specific Bill of Material substitutions to define and manage material constraints.
    • Material Issue - define pick or back-flush issue methods, required quantities, and timing of material consumption during the manufacturing process.
    • Yield and Scrap - specify manufacturing yields and scrap quantities and percentages.
    • Child Work Orders - automatically create pegged child Work Orders to improve visibility and control of manufacturing efforts.
    • Visibility - tools to interrogate Bills of Materials to investigate the composition and utilization of manufactured and purchased Items.
    • Spare Parts - define multiple Spare Parts Kits for an Item and the Bills of Materials Items which are required in each to easily define maintenance and repair kits.
  • Bills of Operations
    • Operation Constraints - automatically imply simple sequential constraints or completely describe parallel and sequential relationships among steps within a Bill of Operations.
    • Standard Operations - used as templates when creating Bills of Operations or as definitive standards which automatically update dependent Bills of Operations when modified.
    • Equipment Requirements - indicate Equipment, such as manufacturing aids or measuring devices, required by an operation during its execution and track Equipment usage.