Packaging Factory

Warehouse Management System (WMS)

  • Planning and Scheduling

  • Material Requirements Planning

  • Demand Planner

 

Warehouse Management System

The Warehouse Management System (WMS) leverages mobile ID data collection and wireless communications to seamlessly link your warehouse with your order processing and manufacturing operations—optimizing your pick, pack, ship, and receiving processes.

Functionality includes:

  • Bin management

  • Warehouse team creation

  • Fulfillment workbench

  • Allocation template

  • Wave picking

  • Cross-dock tracking

  • Paperless picking

  • Queue management

Planning and Scheduling

 

Performance-driven companies have mastered the art of predicting and responding quickly to changes in customer demand with a minimal business interruption. Whether you are a global multisite enterprise or a single site manufacturer or distributor, precise and flexible planning and scheduling are imperative to efficient and profitable operation. Offering comprehensive solutions for forecasting, material requirements planning (MRP), scheduling, and advanced planning and scheduling to meet today’s agile business needs.

The Advanced Planning and Scheduling includes:

  • Scheduling Board – Easily edit the schedule graphically with drag-and-drop and drill-down techniques for multilevel assemblies and operation details all on a single screen, including the addition of memos about any aspect of the plan. Dynamically change the timeline of the view to see minute operations and quickly analyze the impact of long-running operations.

  • Multiple Constraints – Set up every operation with multiple constraints or resources (e.g., machines, tools, skilled labor, raw materials, or available subassemblies)

  • Resource Eligibility – Define resources within a specific resource group with individual characteristics to improve scheduling accuracy.

  • Automated Scheduling by Capability – Define a capability or skill level that can be tied to multiple resources for the APS engine to determine, based on the available resources, which individual resource would be ideal for the execution of the operation.

  • Dependent Capabilities – Link dependent capabilities that the scheduling engine schedules along with the primary capability when operations require dependent skills to operate.

  • Finite or Infinite Capacity – Define each resource with either finite or infinite capacity. When a piece of the schedule is modified, the resource is changed accordingly.

Available as an extension to Scheduling, the Advanced Planning and Scheduling incorporates the strength of the Scheduling engine and enhances it with advanced functionality such as multiple constraint scheduling, a wide range of scheduling methods, visual drag-and-drop scheduling, capability and dependent capability-based scheduling, and advanced material planning functionality.

  • Minimum WIP Scheduling – Use a unique scheduling algorithm designed to minimize work in the process by scheduling a job to ship as early as possible. APS then back schedules to start working on the job as late as possible.

  • Dimensional Planning – Schedule based on volume and quantity using dimensional planning that is inclusive of time.

  • Rate-Based Scheduling – Schedule cells based on production rates rather than time.

  • Advanced Material Planning – Increase production rate by considering material and component availability as a constraint. It facilitates intelligent stocking and procurement of material requirements. The schedule function recognizes materials earmarked as constraints, gives the master scheduler material availability, and considers supplier calendars for a more realistic schedule.

  • Change Impact Analysis – See the immediate impact of proposed changes on other orders to make informed decisions about desired changes.

  • Optimization Method – Generate a schedule based on constraints assigned to individual resources.

  • Balanced Optimization – Concurrently consider a priority, slack time, and setup time when determining load balance.

  • Unlimited What-If – Create unlimited scenarios to predict the effect of changes on your shop floor.

  • Multi-Plant Communication – Help to ensure that interdependent plant schedules are coordinated.

Demand Planner

Demand Planner provides cloud-based statistical forecasting that automatically selects the suitable forecast model for each item—accounting for trend, seasonality, and promotion/event-driven demand. For companies that manage many items like component parts, service parts, material requirements planning, or high-tech equipment, it includes an intermittent demand model so you can accurately forecast the inventory needed to achieve desired service levels.

Helix Demand Planner
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