Job Shop Cable Tray Manufacturer Excels with Job Shop Manufacturing Software
MP Husky is a job shop manufacturing company located in South Carolina, USA. As a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of cable tray and cable bus, MP Husky offers it’s customers a wide variety of cable tray and cable bus products and uses Jobscope job shop software to manage its entire operation.
Cable tray is fabricated from aluminum or galvanized steel and is installed in the overhead of industrial and utilities facilities to serve as a raceway in which electrical cables are routed throughout the facility. A catalog of basic designs allows the customer to select the type, width, depth, and other required tray features. Finished tray is not carried in stock, but rather fabricated in a job shop manufacturing environment to meet customer orders.
Cable bus is the main electrical feed from the power grid into an industrial or utilities facility. Each application must be highly engineered to insure that code and safety requirements are met, and that the electrical requirements of the facility are properly served.
MP Husky must operate as two different businesses in one. For the cable tray business, they must first quote the customer’s requirement. Then, when the order is received, they must get it into the manufacturing process quickly, and track it through to shipment. For the cable bus business, they must also quote the job, and engineer it as well. A job may require unusual materials that are not carried in stock, and must be purchased directly to the job.
Managing both stock materials and purchased to job materials is very important to MP Husky’s Cable Tray and Cable Bus business. Tracking customer jobs and keeping them on schedule is important. Maintaining accurate, actual cost on each customer job is important. Jobscope job shop software has provided all of this and much more to MP Husky for many years. MP Husky’s president, Dusty Henry, says “I can’t imagine trying to manage a job shop manufacturing business without Jobscope!”
On the financial side, MP Husky uses JOBSCOPE job shop manufacturing software for all accounting functions in the company. This includes cost accounting for cable bus and cable tray, accounts payable, accounts receivable, balance sheets, in-house payroll, income statements, invoicing, cost sheets, cash flow statements and general ledgers.
Detailed general ledger activity that reflects current assets, liabilities, revenue and expense items is created monthly for management analysis. Balance sheets and income statements for both cable bus and cable tray are derived from the general ledger to provide more detailed views of finances. Using JOBSCOPE job shop software to track all job costing, trial balances can be easily generated to serve as analysis tools of accounting activity to detect any financial errors. Departmental income statements provide cost break-downs in each department giving MP Husky a true cost picture across numerous categories.
For purchasing activity, JOBSCOPE’s job shop manufacturing software tracks the entire process. As soon as purchase orders are received, they are entered into JOBSCOPE. Parts and materials received at MP Husky’s shipping dock are immediately scanned into JOBSCOPE for job cost management. Cable Bus and Cable tray labels are then printed, placed on the part and either stocked or assigned to a job using JOBSCOPE’s bill of materials functionality.
Reports and analysis are simple. Within JOBSCOPE job shop software, MP Husky can easily see the dollar value of materials ordered, track vendor performance or view on-hand and received materials versus outstanding and open purchase orders. JOBSCOPE’s inventory management functionality allows MP Husky to run valuation reports based on data in the system. Delivery time projections can then be made by analysis of project schedules and the availability of materials required to complete each stage of a special order.
The task of locating cable bus and cable tray parts has also been made efficient through JOBSCOPE. Searching for parts and knowing where to find them by project or storage location is a simple procedure. With this level of functionality, JOBSCOPE job shop manufacturing software gives MP Husky visibility into all inventory and MRP transaction history and associated cost details. Plant shutdowns for inventory counts that once took a week have now been reduced to two days. And, at job completion, MP Husky is able to look at all costs involved with a job at every stage.
“JOBSCOPE gives us complete job costing information which is critical to efficiently running a job shop manufacturing facility,” says Henry. “Having immediate access to real-time cost information is key to our operations and future growth of the company. JOBSCOPE is ideal for Job Shop manufacturing companies like MP Husky.”
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