The KnarrTek materials tracking and decision support (MTDS) software has been used to track and manage the materials for a variety of construction and engineering projects (see links below).
All these projects start with a computer aided design for the custom building, machine, production line, system, or vehicle that is to be delivered to the end customer. This is done in a computer aided design (CAD) system.
The Bills of Material (BOMs) for each component, sub-assembly, and final assembly are then exported from the CAD system into the MTTDS system where they become purchase orders to purchase parts, work order to make and assemble parts, and ship orders to ship finished systems components to a customer site.
The MTDS system then tracks the materials as they are received, processed, assembled, and shipped to site. This tracking is done in real-time to give project managers a real-time view of the status of all materials related to a project,. The MTDS system also provides managers with a near real-time status of the purchase orders, work orders, and ship orders for their project.
A KnarrTek MTDS system can exchange materials tracking and management data with CAD, ERP, and project management systems to avoid duplicate data entry.