A new sales order can be copied from a quotation or can be created directly in the order module. As a part of the planning system, it is possible to define deadlines to the order. These can be dates for delivery of materials, proofing, etc. With this, you have full control of all the internal and external appointments and the processes that need to be followed up.
This is the job description, and it contains all relevant information about resources, materials, processes, and additional descriptions. If data is changed, the entire job is recalculated with new amounts and prices.
When deadlines, such as receiving of material, proof dates, delivery, etc. are defined, you have all data to schedule the job.
Based on the deadlines and the processes which are specified in the job description, the system creates a complete plan with starts and stops for all processes involved, and material reservations are created at the same time.
Budget vs. actual
Once the job is reported as finished, you can have a detailed overview of all time and material consumption for each process and material.
DynamicsPrint and JDF/JMF
Job Definition Format (JDF) is an open standard, XML-based file format that allows you to automate the print production process by passing data between different applications. By simplifying data exchange, JDF makes digital production faster and more efficient, while also facilitating faster movement of job details. A JDF electronic ticket specifies how a job is to be handled and produced from customer concept to final production.
JDF is broken down into logical roles (MIS to prepress, finishing, digital printing, web to print, wide-format, etc.) Those roles typically pertain to which segment of work needs to be completed, but the result is a standard way to connect MIS-based job tracking, automation, and workflow. This means that most modern MIS systems can communicate through JDF technology for job status and much more. DynamicsPrint receives messages about devices, jobs, inventory/stock, and queues, all through JDF technology. It can be used to communicate to order consumables when stock is low, and be used to monitor numerous job parameters for accounting and other business process integration.
Think of the JDF file as an electronic version of a customer’s specifications for a particular job. For instance, a job ticket with the customer’s request for a job with the specifications “100 copies of a 10-page document on 130 grammages A4-size white paper, printed duplex, black-and-white” would be represented in a standardized XML format readable by JDF-enabled devices, in other words, the JDF ticket.
DynamicsPrint and JDF
- JDF workflow
- Sending JDF-file to prepress
- Receiving status and material/time consumption on:
- Sending JDF-file to print
- Receiving status and time consumption from print
- Monitoring presses through JMF
DynamicsPrint works with
- Kodak Prinergy
- Esko AE
- Agfa Apogee
- Heidelberg Prinect