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Detailed information about the Warehouses module

  • receipt of input material into the warehouse
  • records of goods movements in the warehouse
  • receipt of goods from entry inspections
  • release of goods from
  • records of material consumed in production and deduction of that quantity from the manufacturing location
  • checks that the final product is correctly packaged in dispatching packages and records goods on pallets
  • checks and guides warehouseman when picking finished goods for dispatch
  • graphical user interface displays a warehouse map with detailed information about goods, including searches, searches in warehouse stock movement history, information about goods, product packing history, print reports for warehouse transfers, etc.
  • option to store components, finals, manufacturing tools, consumables
  • can be used to manage an isolated consignment store for a business partner
  • use of group batches for quickly and safely handling larger quantities of goods
  • bays can be reserved for a specific types of goods/customer
  • electronic records of all movement, including names of operators (warehouse and manufacturing) and timestamps
  • native application for mobile terminals with support for automatic updates
  • batch records
  • support for FIFO picking
  • option to split packages into multiple parts or merge multiple packages into one

Communication with ERP (optional)

  • information about goods, batches, locations, employees, suppliers, customers, etc.
  • transfer of documents between ERP and the warehouse module. E.g.:
    • purchase order
    • transfer order
    • picking diary
    • picking
    • inventory
  • • transfer of all accounting and non-accounting movements to ERP, overlaying the above documents
  • • automatic inventory of warehouse module compared with ERP
  • • information about goods released into production – automatic component consumption possible
  • • real time data transfer – after a document has been entered in ERP, warehouse operations can be performed over that document immediately

Receipt of material at the warehouse

  • goods many be received on the basis of a purchase order or without one
  • option to enforce entry inspections for goods
  • support for suppliers’ external batches and customers’ internal batches
  • instant overview of supplier performance
  • instant information about hazards in goods for warehousemen

Release of material into production and receipt from production

  • option to use transfer orders or generic transfers
  • release of consumables through the diary, with records of names of warehouse staff and handlers
  • link to the PRODUCTION module – support for kanban, FIFO, batching, receipts, goods reserved for specific customers, goods for specific orders, blocks on goods, expiration date checks, checks that there are sufficient quantities in manufacturing locations…
  • receipt of unused goods from production including additional quantity adjustments with a link to the PRODUCTION module

Picking

  • 100% picking – nothing missing and no surplus goods when dispatched
  • the warehouseman has a report (map) showing exactly where the required goods can be found
  • support for net, gross weight records
  • option to prepare picking and subsequently dispatch after shrink-wrapping
  • print off packing lists

Inventory

  • automatic inventory with ERP
  • physical inventories are performed using mobile terminals; an overview of all inventories can be viewed in the PC application
  • inventories are possible for the entire warehouse, for various accounting locations, shelves, bays, goods…

Application on PC

  • warehouse map – interactive graphical overview of the warehouse
  • Information about vacant warehouse space
  • Information about goods in warehouse bays
  • searching in the warehouse (by goods, internal batch, external batch, packaging, customer, batch, manufacturing order, supplier, location, transfer, picking…)
  • support for multiple geographical warehouses in a single application
  • overview of warehouse stock movement history
  • order processing, picking
  • print-offs of reports

Application on a mobile terminal

  • Intuitive, localized application, controllable with fingers or a stylus
  • Designed for most warehouse operations
  • All mobile terminals are interchangeable
  • Warehouseman logs in using a barcode, password or RFID card

Reporting

  • print-offs of warehouse documents
  • print-offs of barcodes (on goods, storage bays, pallet labels, shipping labels …)
  • print-offs of contents of different parts of warehouse
  • print-offs of goods movement history
  • special reports (value of different parts of warehouse, goods approaching expiration date…)

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The system provides production information in real time and cuts the management cycle from weeks to minutes. Management has on-line information about the status of individual open manufacturing orders and compliance with standardised manufacturing times and checks the accuracy of manufacturing processes and materials. Wherever possible, the control systems of machinery are sent formulas or CNC programs for each order. As each individual production operation is precisely logged, you acquire information about order history (genealogy), including the parameters under which the operation was carried out.
Analyses are an important part of the process of continuously improving production. The system provides you with on-line access to important production-related information, which enables you to perform the necessary analyses and outline solutions for any problems that occur. We compile reports for analyses in line with the standards applied by the user.
Evaluation of key parameters of manufactured products and comparison of those parameters with defined limits (UCL, LCL). Show workers SPC graphs in real time, enabling them to respond to any adverse trends immediately. This enhances the stability of the production process and helps to prevent potential production rejects due to this trend.
Provide your staff with important information on-line. Displaying how machinery is being used, current production status as compared to the plan, the costs of downtime and comparisons with the previous shift gives shift staff an immediate idea of production status and motivates employees to increase productivity.
Monitor important quality indicators in real time. A Gant graph displayed from the viewpoint of a production order, workplace or operator gives you a realistic overview of how resources are used in production. Information on total resource utilisation also serves as a useful indicator when planning investments.
The collection of data about the activities of operators in production provides information about how well working time is being used, as well as source data for employee evaluations. Covers the role of workers in the production process (foreman, maintenance, operator) and their access rights. Attendance figures are transferred to the ERP system payroll module.
Receipt of material, goods movement records, input control, dispatch from the warehouse, records of materials consumed in production, checks that final products are properly packed into dispatch packages and recorded on pallets, manual for warehouse staff when signing out final products for dispatch.

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Connection with the ERP system and other information systems enables information to flow in both directions between the corporate and production part of the business, with no paper needed. This saves your workers time and avoids mistakes that could otherwise occur when transcribing information.
On-line overview of CNC machinery status and utilisation. Central repository and administration of CNC programs (DNC). Connection to CNC Heidenhain, Moriseiki, Mazak and others. Simple graphical interface for PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone. Option to connect machines up to PLC systems. Connection of manual workplaces. Electronic order processing record. Monitoring and evaluation of downtime.

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The correct versions of production formulas for specific manufacturing orders and specific manufacturing operations are sent to the machine/line’s control system automatically. Nowadays, when there is an ever greater need for maximum variability in manufacturing orders, this opens the way to increasing production flexibility. This ensures technological discipline, prevents accidental damage to the manufactured product and simplifies the operation of machinery, including training.
The ability to demonstrably document the progress of the manufacturing process, including the parameters of the individual manufacturing operations, the performance of control tests and the results of those tests, monitoring batches of materials and manufacturing times and assigning responsibility to a particular operator – all these are becoming of crucial importance. And not just for quality managers. The importance of customer and specialised audits are now one of the main aspects of the life of the firm. Manufacturing genealogy created using the IMPROVE iT! system is the basic keystone to successfully proving the quality of production management.