1 Overview to Product Data Management - Discrete

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The Product Data Management (PDM) system enables you to organize and maintain information about each item you manufacture. Use the Product Data Management system to define the relationships between inventory items (and other purchased or non-stock items) and how they can be combined to manufacture a saleable product.

This system provides basic data for other manufacturing systems. You should verify that your product data is accurate to ensure the efficiency of associated systems such as Shop Floor Control and Master Production Scheduling.

1.1 System Integration

PDM integrates with the following systems:

System Description
Inventory Management Supplies the basic information about each item (or ingredient), such as part number, description, unit of measure, stocking type, location, and material cost.
Shop Floor Control Uses bills of material and routings to process work orders and schedule work activity within the plant.
Manufacturing and Distribution Planning
  • Uses the PDM information to plan finished goods and the raw material and purchased parts required to manufacture them.
  • Uses sales orders and forecasts to pass demand for items down through the bills of material to the components.

  • Uses the bills of material to determine component requirements for planned orders and work orders without a parts list.

Product Costing and Manufacturing Accounting
  • Uses bill of material, routing, and work center information to calculate total material, labor, machine, and overhead costs.
  • Uses bills of material during a cost rollup to determine the material cost for the parent.

  • Calculates costs for labor, overhead and material for each primary unit of the parent using routing and work center information.

Sales Order and Purchase Order Management Uses bills of material for kit processing.
Resource Requirements Planning Retrieves a master scheduled item's multi-level bill of material and selects the routings for the components.

Figure 1-1 Product Data Management System

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1.2 Features

The Product Data Management system includes the following:

Item Description
Bills of material
  • Enter multiple bills of material to maintain many arrangements for an item without creating additional part numbers.
  • Access items online using item description search.

  • Define quantities of intermediate products in any unit of measure as they progress the manufacturing process.

  • Enter similar items by copying bills of material, routings, and processes and changing only unique information.

Work centers
  • Define work center number, description and link to business unit.
  • Define queue and move times.

  • Define operator, machine and hours per day capacity.

  • Define set up, labor, machine and overhead rates.

  • Define information for Capacity Planning.

  • Define where an item is produced.

  • Define stand alone or production line/cell workcenter.

  • Define each step of the manufacturing process with allowances for anticipated yield and scrap for each operation.
  • Add alternate operations to routings.

Engineering Change Management
  • Control item changes from a single source.
  • Incorporate approved changes to bills of material automatically.

1.3 System Concepts

The Product Data Management system encompasses:

Item Description
Bills of material The components and relationships required to produce a parent item.
Routings The operations required to produce the parent item.
Work centers The facilities on the shop floor where the routing operations occur.
Engineering change orders (ECOs) The document that you use to define and implement changes to your products, production lines, and assembly processes.

1.3.1 Enterprise Requirements Planning and Execution Review

Product Data Management is one of many systems within the Enterprise Requirements Planning and Execution (ERPx) system.

Use the ERPx system to coordinate your inventory and labor resources to deliver products according to a managed schedule. It is a closed-loop manufacturing system that formalizes company and operations planning, and the implementation of those plans.

The ERPx system includes the following JD Edwards World systems:

Figure 1-2 Enterprise Requirements Planning and Execution (ERPxE)

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1.4 Menu Overview

JD Edwards World systems are menu-driven. System functions are organized according to their function and frequency of use. Access the Product Data Management system menus from the Manufacturing Systems menu.

Figure 1-3 Menu Overview for Manufacturing Systems

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1.4.1 Fast Path Commands

The following table illustrates the fast path commands you can use to move among the Product Data Management menus:

Fast Path Menu Title
APD G3031 Advanced PDM
DEC G3013 Engineering Change Management
ECO G3013 Engineering Change Management
DPDD G3011 Daily PDM Discrete
DPDP G3012 Daily PDM Process
PPDD G3021 Periodic PDM Discrete
PPDP G3022 Periodic PDM Process
SPD G3041 Setup PDM