Multi Division & Multi Site
Rootstock Multi Division & Multi Site expands functions and locations as well as reduces duplication for those manufacturing companies that have multiple plants in various locations throughout the world. Rootstock provides inter-division and inter-site capabilities throughout all applications.
Within Rootstock, multiple divisions may exist within a single company while multiple sites exist within a single division. Each site maintains its own inventory and a site in Rootstock is typically identified to a warehouse for a plant. Forecasting and MRP functions can also exist separately for each site (or across sites) to satisfy inter-site requirements. Each Division has a ‘main site’ and it is that main site that does the manufacturing and purchasing while ‘other than the main site’ are in essence warehouses.
Inter-Site Requirements Planning allows a supply site to plan, acquire and transfer material to meet the needs of a requiring site. Materials that are manufactured, purchased or subcontracted at the main site can be transferred to the requiring site. A central sales site enters orders for products coming from other sites, such as warehouses and manufacturing plants.
Production Engineering can be centralized within a company and therefore can support all of the divisions within a company – or if the Engineering function is decentralized at the plant level, then each division will have its own Production Engineering Bill of Material and Change Order Process.
In a company that supports centralized Production Engineering then each manufacturing division that maintains information such as item masters and bills of materials may access those without needing to duplicate and maintain them at each division. Work orders and other inventory functions can be validated against centralized master records at the inventory divisions. Each division can maintain their own ‘sub ledger’ of cost accounts that can be rolled up into the main ledger for a company’s financial statements. The costs can therefore be identified and controlled at a division level from a general accounting perspective.