1. Machine Runtime Rate - What is expected utilization rate?
Out of the total available machine hours in a year, how long can you expect your machines to stay running? See this tool we built to learn more: https://www.paperlessparts.com/manufacturing-job-shop-rate-calculator/
2. When adding Operations to a Process, does the order I add them matter?
Order does matters and will populate the quote-items drafted with that process in the Build-a-Quote. It should flow in the same thought-process that you use when thinking about quoting.
3. In some ERP systems, pricing is associated with workcenter, while time is associated with an operation. How does Paperless Parts handle it?
In Paperless Parts, all pricing and time information is stored within one Operation! Users can have distinct rates for setup and labor rates, as well as machine rate. What’s more, all this information is easily accessible on the same page.