Get Real-time Visibility and Control of Complex Sequencing Activities across Sourcing, Fabrication, Sub-assembly, Production and Shipping
FlexNet Production and FlexNet Warehouse work together to enable Just-in-Time manufacturing, sequenced assembly and shipping to eliminate idle inventory, reduce waste and increase efficiency. These techniques are widely used in the automotive industry, and are gaining traction among leading manufacturers in other industries as well as a way to improve inventory accuracy and achieve a Lean material flow for greater inventory management control.
FlexNet allows parts and sub-assemblies received in sequence to be delivered to production stations as they are needed, in the sequence they will be consumed, supporting In-line vehicle inventory, Just-In-Time inventory and other best practices. As a result, you can balance workloads on the production line and at the same time reduce WIP, inventory and lead times.
FlexNet supports assemble-to-sequence and ship-to-sequence processes. FlexNet Just-in-Sequence lets planners adjust schedules in real-time, inserting items into and removing from sequences, to adjust to changes in demand and shop floor events. FlexNet lets you improve manufacturing efficiency by identifying, measuring and eliminating waste not only on the shop floor, but anywhere it is found in your manufacturing sites, including assembly, subassembly, fabrication, picking and shipping. The system automatically "blends" multiple final assembly sequences for production areas that service multiple production lines. FlexNet directs operators through the production process, validating all actions through barcode or RFID scans while managing sequence exceptions and reversals in the background so the users don't have to worry about them.
FlexNet provides the coordination necessary for Just-in-Time and Just-in-Sequence operations with suppliers, customers and across operational areas, resulting in improved inventory management and greatly reduced costs.