Ok so I guess I have more than one question really. First, we have large assemblies and only order material and commercial items for some subassemblies and we need a way to easily track what parts the material has been ordered for.
Second, we need a way to easily calculate how much time is spent machining each component and how long it stays on each machine in the shop. (waterjet-1 hr, mill-2 hrs, drill and tap-.5hrs, etc.) I've looked into SWX costing, and it seems to start in the right place, but I can't change any of the procedures to calculate time. Having something like this would save us engineers from not manually calculating every procedure for every part for days.
We are a small company with five engineers running SWX 2014. We don't have PDM or an ERP system. Any help would be greatly appreciated.