Manufacturing: Features

EXEControl is best differentiated from alternative solutions by its concurrent mastery of complexity in manufacturing operations as well as its depth and breadth of functionality. This simultaneously offers you the advantages of capability and simplicity to overcome ANY manufacturing management challenge. Following is an abbreviated list of manufacturing related features provided by EXEControl.

Master Production Scheduling (MPS)

EXEControl supports the ability to balance a finished item forecast with production and demand to solve netted production requirements while assessing the implications of material, capacity, and other resource requirements.

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

EXEControl creates time phased material requirements for an unlimited number of sub-assemblies and component items – both purchased and manufactured. Presents all transactions that affect the production and consumption of inventory. Supports daily, weekly and monthly planning buckets.


EXEControl supports a variety of methodologies to manage complex/multiple custom item customer orders on a part-by-part basis. Provides logic to link and efficiently manage the customer request with multiple vendors while tracking success rates and matches. Tracks status of quotes and won/lost metrics with drill down capability.

Order Configuration/Estimating

EXEControl embraces complex item manufacturing to provide cost, price, and availability information on demand. Automatically builds BOM, Operational steps to manufacture items based on user-defined data elements and parameters. Provides quantity break prices and focuses the task of estimating to those pieces of information necessary to provide cost and availability confirmation in real time.


EXEControl enables complete vendor relations management, purchase requisition management, purchase order management, outstanding quantity/partial receipt quantities, and supplier performance metrics. It enables work order sub-contracting, centralized purchasing, supplier managed inventory, and drop-ship from vendor to customer.

Supplier Managed Inventory

EXEControl provides for suppliers to handle the replenishment and inventory management for materials. This functionality is also provided on the customer facing side of the business where your company is the supplier managing your customer’s inventory.

Multi-Level BOM’s

There is no limit to the number of levels available to define bills of materials, and EXEControl not only provides simple static Bill of Material (BOM) definition but easily manages the complexity of “rules based” bill of materials and formulation definition.

Lot/Serial/Batch Tracking

Complex genealogy tracking is simplified with EXEControl. Full traceability enables product identification from point of origin of sourced materials through value-added manufacturing and the downstream supply chain processes; including end customer item service tracking. This information is rapidly accessible throughout EXEControl.


Sub-assembly materials can be uniquely planned and managed as individual parts or classes of items to support delayed manufacturing value added processing of finish-to-order and mass-customization. Sub-assemblies can be produced and/or sourced from available suppliers pending rules based logic to manage the most complex decision parameters.

Final Assembly as a Separate Step

Compatible with finish to order and kitting business strategies.

Bill of Process

EXEControl provides the approach of presenting the bill of material combined with the routing to produce an item to better understand the confluence of materials, time-frames, processes, and machines. Enables time phasing of material requirements and reporting, to the point of use in the manufacturing process

Make-to-Order Inventory and Shop Control

EXEControl provides the ability to sequence all activities relating to planning and scheduling of materials and capacity to specific and real customer order activity. Dynamic, real-time planning and management of activity is consistent with customer orders.

Make-to-Stock Inventory and Shop Control

EXEControl supports forecasting, and sales and operations planning inputs. It provides dynamic Min-Max replenishment point calculation to maximize on-time performance, minimize cost, and maximize shop throughput. Multiple algorithms are available to customize the planning results.

Simultaneous Support of Make-To-Stock and Make-To-Order Inventory and Shop Control

EXEControl supports both strategic manufacturing management techniques, simultaneously, for maximum flexibility and cost efficiency in managing production activities.

Quality Management and Control

EXEControl supports statistical process control (SPC). Monitors an unlimited number of dimensions of process and product metrics. Supports correlative analysis of these variables. Fully integrated with shop floor process flow and data collection interfaces.

‘Kit’ Assembly

Kit assembly is supported through alternative methods of work order representation or as a distribution picking process. Supports visibility of “what-if” kit inventory. Monitors order/shipment activity, as well as separate reporting to completely analyze comprehensive supply and demand activity.

Full Barcode Support

Every field in the system supports data entry via barcode scanner. Supports inbound barcode reading, outbound barcode reading, and barcode printing. Supports all standard barcode formats and multiple equipment types. Also includes barcode designer tools.

Dynamic Scheduling

EXEControl provides real time resource management and job status at each work center in the plant. Intuitive user interface and computer assisted methodology (i.e.; load balancing, optimized sequencing) to efficiently sequence all activity at all locations in the plant.

Optimized Manufacturing Planning (OMP)

EXEControl supports linear “rules based logic” to determine how jobs are scheduled and production loads are handled in the plant.

Dimensional Inventory

EXEControl supports the tracking and reporting of inventory by user-defined dimensions. For example: tracking steel plate inventory items individually through the size dimensions of each piece. Supports conversion back to the base unit of measure the item is being tracked in.

Engineering Change Control

EXEControl supports item revision tracking, use-up affectivity, and specification maintenance for previous revisions.

Equipment Maintenance

EXEControl monitors and plans preventive and predictive maintenance, service scheduling, service history by machine attributes, planning considers machine usage tracking.

CAD Integration

EXEControl supports the association of DAD files to production orders and items, maintains engineering print document storage and retrieval for all drawings that may be associated with a customer, an order, an item, a machine, or a work center.

Project Management

EXEControl provides the ability to create project management orders with corresponding work order steps to support logging and tracking of time and material consumed toward any activity. It associates purchase orders with job activity and coordinates billing alternatives including percent complete invoicing.

Product Costing

Supports standard as well as activity based costing, cost roll-ups, cost tracking ability to update standards with real experience. Enables both techniques to be used simultaneously. For example: inventory valuation at financial statement level may have costs different than sales valuation for cost and sales analysis purposes.

Shop Floor Activity Reporting

EXEControl’s “smart” time clock captures quality, material usage and machine specifications. It provides special user interfaces, programmable logic controller (PLC) interfacing, magnetic strip and barcode reading for automated recording of shop floor data. Provides two way communications between operators and the rest of the organization. It enables free-form text entry and email communication with shop floor employees.

Complaint Resolution

EXEControl provides tracking of quality issues, complaint factors from customers and suppliers. Includes ability to produce RMA and supports escalation logic for critical issue resolution.

Compatible with Lean Manufacturing/Lean Enterprise Management

EXEControl is designed to be the most flexible standard business management system available. The software rapidly and inexpensively supports process change and continuous improvement toward elimination of waste; not only in manufacturing, but throughout your entire enterprise. (For example: accounting, order processing, shipping, etc…)

EDI Compatible

EXEControl handles all incoming and outgoing EDI transactions. Compatible with any format and standard including x-12 and XML formatted files. Any document can be sent or received electronically.

UPS Approved Manifest System

EXEControl’s manifest system is domestically and internationally certified by UPS. Supports XML communication with UPS. Includes complete shipment tracking ability. The system supports interfacing with any and all freight carriers open systems.

Exception Review

EXEControl supports real-time variance testing, analysis and reporting based on threshold parameters that trigger notification via reports, email, faxing, and digital paging. It supports plan vs. actual analysis for any event planned or monitored by EXEControl.

E-Business Support and Visibility

EXEControl provides the ability to share any information with qualified third parties (e.g.; customers, suppliers and partners). For example: Order status, Shipment tracking, purchasing status, vendor status and on-line ordering for goods and services flow seamlessly between EXEControl and your trading partners.

Software Integration

EXEControl provides extreme integration for instantaneous information availability between the modules of EXEControl. EXEControl is written to “open system standards.” This open system methodology allows EXEControl’s data to be exchanged with third party systems at any level in the enterprise.

Built-In Distributed Processing Controls

EXEControl is capable of accommodating multiple server processing environments common among multi location corporations. Automatically distributes transactions that are needed by other locations for any level of shared processes.

Resource Monitors

EXEControl provides real-time communication, visibility, and feedback from the system to monitor real-life events.

Multi-Facility Capability

EXEControl supports simple to complex corporate structures, multiple levels of reporting, multi-plant, multi-division, multi-profit center, multi-sub-cost center reporting. EXEControl provides a tool set to manage all interdependencies of complex organizations. Also handles location visibility and security clearances.

Document Storage and Retrieval

EXEControl provides a complete tool kit to create and manage a paperless environment. It uses a unique process for associating stored documents with data objects developed directly within EXEControl’s business logic.

Additional Features

The preceding list of product features and functions is by no means an exhaustive catalog. The EXEControl feature set goes well beyond this top level list.

The fit between EXEControl and our business is ideal because of EXEControl’s experience in the manufacturing sector and the software’s built-in flexibility to meet the needs of a growing and ever-changing business.

M. Smisloff

Manufacturer of Kits for Power Generation