Factory Logistics Optimized internal logistics
Efficient logistics and in-plant supply chains require optimized in-plant transportation management. And the supply of
parts and materials to the factory floor should be actively synchronized with the manufacturing process.
An efficient transport control system optimizes both the use of vehicles (forklifts, trucks, tractors, tugger trains etc.) and also the scheduling of transport assets (trailers, containers etc.) for internal logistics. Transport orders are generated, inbound and outbound deliveries are organized, storage positions are managed, and loading and unloading runs are initiated - all in a fully automated and transparent manner.
The transport management system renders in-plant materials handling:
- more transparent, reliable, and on-time
- better synchronized with the manufacturing process
- significantly more efficient and productive (15% - 35%).
The transport control system provides rapid response to any ad-hoc tasks and rush jobs. It finally provides online tracking & tracing of materials, vehicles, trailers, and other assets, as well as dedicated KPI reports on the entire in-plant supply chain.
Solution SyncroTess Features
The SyncroTESS transport management system supports the centralized control and optimization of all logistics flows in the company. The logistics processes can be synchronized with production, effectively reducing manual input.
- Realtime control
All relevant information is combined for scheduling, control and monitoring of resources and transport orders. The system uses this information to then create optimal matches between orders and resources.
- Material tracking
Information generated by the logistics process is stored in the system and historical operational detail is accessible at any time.
- Multi-stage concept
SyncroTESS uses master data to detect whether several transport stages - sometimes with varying resource requirements - are needed to complete an order. Orders that need multi-stage transport include cross-hall runs across stations, rack placements and removals via transfer positions, as well as transport runs using elevators and conveyor belts.
The transport chains are therefore automatically assigned to the relevant resources.
- Management of trailers and containers
All types of passive transport asset (e.g. trailers, containers, frames) can be scheduled and managed in terms of location and timing. All units are therefore clearly identifiable.
- Warehouse management
The transport management system supports the running of simple warehouses. In addition to material tracking, the system permits storage location management, storage and removal tracking, management of minimum and maximum stocks, and the generation of transport orders.
Standard interfaces allow simple and efficient integration into customer legacy systems. One such interface betrween the transport management system and third-party systems is the API. The system can also be bi-directionally linked to an SAP interface for transmitting transport orders and their feedback. INFORM has certified three interfaces to the SAP system. Specifically, the PP-POI, the MM-MOB and the WM-LSR interfaces.
Simulation methods enable "what-if" analyses. The simulation process allows users to model scenarios relating to shift manpower, shift timing, the transport network or optimization strategies in the system and consider the resulting impacts.
The SyncroTESS transport management system enables companies to achieve a fully automated and transparent supply chain. Thanks to the scalability and modular structure of the software, the intralogistic requirements of various sized companies can be achieved.
Minimized empty runs
Improved fleet utilization
Shorter throughput times
Lower transport costs
High degree of transparency
Reduced control effort
Meaningful KPIs and reports
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