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Virtual job jacket, bill of material and process routing

Manufacturing Management Software

Manufacturing Management

Connect, monitor, and tightly control your manufacturing operations

DFS-Sphere Manufacturing is a production planning and job scheduling system for managing manufacturing processes. The system integrates your business and manufacturing processes to help you run efficient, high quality production on the shop floor. It allows you to access real-time information, improve reliability, and take advantage of product traceability.

The system includes powerful scheduling, capacity planning, bill of material, and process routing and operations. It supports the make-to-order market, where capacity planning, scheduling and utilization of shop floor resources are paramount, and where labor and machine costs are major profit drivers.

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Increase throughput by rapidly identifying and resolving problem areas – such as nonconforming processes, logistical issues, or material shortages.


Get the flexibility you need to fill custom orders and meet specific customer requirements. Adapt and shift production to meet varied and changeable demand.

Product quality and production

Gain real-time visibility into your manufacturing processes to quickly pinpoint and resolve quality issues. Reduce warranty and liability risks with better production monitoring and control.

Paperless manufacturing

Replace paper-based manufacturing processes with electronic systems that connect the top floor to the shop floor. Automate data capture to eliminate errors, gain real-time visibility into operations, and ensure consistent product quality.


Meet complex regulatory requirements with best-in-class product traceability and reporting, genealogy management, and automated data collection.


Seamlessly integrate with other systems such as CRM, accounting software, and human resources system.


Bill of Material

Create process orientated bill of materials: engineering bills, manufacturing bills, configured bills, archived bills, even super bills.

Planning & Scheduling

Schedule time and plan resource for jobs; dispatch jobs to different work centers for design, review and approval; reserve parts in inventory system; assign jobs to individuals, crews, or outside contractors.

Job Tracking

Track time, labor, parts, material, tool cost, and job status; log instructions, comments to and from workers.

Process Routing

Specify operation relationships which are subsequently enforced by routing and executed by the operator on the factory floor.

Manufacturing Operations

Simplify the arduous task of organizing work, materials, and processes; streamline manufacturing processes and optimize custom jobs; customize to meet assembly, job shop, and manufacturing needs.

ERP Alternative Applications

Modules in Direct Focus' ERP Alternative can deployed on a stand-alone basis or they can be integrated into your existing systems or connected to other Direct Focus Software modules to make a comprehensive ERP type system

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