X
GO

Control for high volume production

Repetitive and Process Manufacturing

We provide a wide range of solutions to enable clients to efficiently repeat the sophisticated processes involved in repetitive manufacturing.

The core database enables the manufacturing methodologies to be defined in Bills of Materials, Routes, Control Points, Measures and related settings and configurations.

This allows the full demand and supply equation to be managed in order to manufacture products at the highest quality and the maximum efficiency. 

KEY SOLUTIONS

Supply Chain Management

Forecasting

Our solution provides the ability to hold demand Forecasts of various types (Annual Budget, Current Periods, Master Production Plan, etc) and grouped at different levels of detail (by Product, by Sales Channel, by Customer etc).

The forecasts can be compared with actual sales or production history and can feed back into inventory planning routines.

Multiple forecasts can be maintained to provide information on how current forecasts compare with the fixed annual budgets.

Sales Management

Our solution provides ability to capture each step in the sales process, managing the full life cycle of the sale in both "Make to Stock" and a "Make to Order" environments. Sales can be released directly to production or fed into the demand as assessed by the Materials Requirements Planning and Scheduling routines.

The supply chain logistics can be managed via stock allocations, picking, packing and other related warehousing processes.

Sales Orders dispatches can be allocated and scheduled to shipments that can be tracked through to delivery to customers.

Production Management and Scheduling

Production can be planned, optimised and controlled effectively and efficiently. Production scheduling allows the planner to apply finite capacity logic to the demands on resources (machines or people) to easily arrive a the most efficient plan in fast moving environments.

Production can be allocated to work centres (both people and machine based) providing a detailed schedule directly to the shop floor.

Materials can be issued to production in either real time, directly on shop floor touch screens, or after the event, back flushing raw materials onto works orders based on the standard Bill of Materials requirements.

Materials Requirements Planning (MRP)

Materials plans can be processed at a simple configuration in order to assist in a speedy but accurate use of MRP to provide an immediate positive impact on the business. It can also be extended to support multiple layers of work orders and encompass all supply and demand activity.

All supply and demand data can be considered in real time to give an accurate view of procurement requirements. Purchase orders can be released automatically from the MRP procurement recommendations once they have been validated.

Warehouse Management

Accurate Inventory

Efficient repetitive manufacturing requires accurate inventory. Without it, automated routines like Materials Requirements Planning and Forecasting do not work.

A key component of accurate inventory is the timeliness that transactions are captured within the management systems. If the time lag of processing receipts of raw materials, issues onto work orders, receipts from work orders or issues to client orders are delayed, the automated routines are recommending actions that are out of date. Our system captures this information in real time, and enables timely and accurate decisions to be consistently made.

Stock management is provided across all types of inventory from finished goods, part process items, work in progress and raw materials.

Adding the time dimension to Inventory control

For inventory information to be useful, there needs to be a time dimension added. In order to meet today's requirements for production, raw materials needed to be ordered sometime ago. To make these time phased decisions, purchasing staff need to know when production is actually going to require the inventory, when they will run out of stock, and what the related lead times and ordering rules are for each item.

In order to meet commitments made to customers, planners need to know what current material availability is and what other demands there are on the same materials and other resources.

Also, materials often need to be planned over a long horizon (sometimes 12 to 18 months where seasonal availability is a factor). In order to achieve this, full integration with long range forecasting is required.

Tracked and Located Inventory

Often a detailed level of tracking is necessary. This evolves dynamically where inventory is in terms of branches, warehouses, isles\rows\bins or shop floor pick faces and third party warehouses.

This is particularly important when batch, serial, pallet or carton tracking is required. Warehouse staff can't efficiently and accurately find and record specific pallet\batches\cartons, if they do not know where to find them.

Barcode and Wireless Processing

Our systems are fully barcode capable and can be deployed in wireless warehouse environments. This enable the warehouse staff to pick accurately, automatically identifying the correct inventory and related tracking information at the pickface as they pick orders in real time.

In order for this to be achievable, our "coal face" solutions are simple and automated.