SAP has been chosen as company ERP and until now it is adopted in production, inventory, purchasing and accounting. There is a lot of information in internet how to use SAP in as mentioned areas and I could understand the basic idea and to have some overview how things work. Now we have to do the same but in Design Department. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any information in internet about this.
I assume that same logic could be applied. We can use some special material type “Studies”, which has routing (tasks) and BOM composed of other “Studies” which has to be done before in order to “build” (accomplish) current study. Idea is when we start order for “Project Studies” to have work distribution between all Design Teams (EL, Piping, Steel structure, Interior design, HVAC etc.) According as distributed load in those Design Teams (Work centers) we should be able to plan needed capacity and if needed to subcontract part of work in disciplines and periods when we cannot cope with charge internally. Here are the problems where I’m stuck.
i. Subcontractor to synchronize with our studies
ii. Do progress reporting
iii. Easily follow delays
iv. Plan next design stages which depend on subcontracted design.
Here I don’t know how those expenses will be attached to project accounting, subcontractor PO, invoicing etc.
i.Manage RFQ and Purchasing order process
ii.Invoicing and payment will be naturally flawless.
Here I am not sure how progress will be updated and how to attach next internal stages to subcontractor delivery.
I know that as described above is a huge subject, which cannot be covered by just some answers in the forum. I will be grateful if you can:
Thank you in advance!
With my best regards