Warehouse Management (WM)
Usually there is already in a solution to manage and organize input material and products.
We do not want to replace this, but rather supplement it.
The production is almost paperless due to our product. Production orders are finely planned in the MES. Since the orders are then started directly and seamlessly by the employees at the corresponding terminals, logistics must now find a solution to obtain the appropriate material.
For this purpose, the demand for input material is provided when a production order is started. All materials are displayed, including all similar follow-up orders.
With delivery horizons, further starting materials that are running low are also requested.
Nobody likes to take started containers at the start of production. Because then a new container must be fetched more quickly.
However, it is economical to use the oldest material first. On the one hand with regard to possible expiry dates - on the other hand, there are revision changes pending that would render the material invalid. The quicker residual material is used up, the fewer small quantities are left in storage.
Also complaints to the supplier are possible more effectively. Because the earlier defective input material can be reported to the supplier, the sooner the process is monitored by the supplier and the delivery quality increases.
Each container produced receives one batch per main load carrier. This means that batch tracing can be broken down to small batch sizes. So instead of blocking all containers of a production order, the amount can be minimized to a few containers.
Material consumption is booked directly on the respective container. Thus, the direct current stock at the time of storage of unused primary material is correct.
This significantly increases the inventory.