Auto Parts Manufacturing

Royal 4 WISE WMS Solution – Auto Parts Manufacturing

Unique in our ability to coordinate material/inventory flows and streamline material handling and direct material handlers

Supply Chain Management

Manufacturer/Distributors often overlook material synchronization.

Auto Parts Manufacturer/Distributors often overlook material synchronization and handling and focus on production processes and equipment. But, when internal material flows are not optimized, the lack of coordination between production and distribution requirements can often reduces the very efficiency of the production equipment. The automation of material tracing, tracking, disposition, storage, and handling systems used in industrial operations can significantly reduce costs, increase productivity, and create a safer, more ergonomic production environment when aligned with other enterprise systems.

Fabrication Design

Controlling fabrication begins with the synchronization of materials.

Controlling fabrication or film processing begins with the synchronization of materials into the production or fabrication environment by delivering just in time (JIT) or Just in Sequence (JIS) material flow. Once the raw materials, parts or ingredients are in process, complete tracking of Work in Process (WIP) can make tracing and tracking orders and profitability significantly easier.

PRODUCTION ACTIVITY CONTROL (PAC)

Production Activity Control modules are delivered embedded in the concurrent licensing model for WISE.

Production Activity Control provides an improved monitoring of fabrication or transformation processes common to manufacturers in the automotive aftermarket. Improve Productivity: See which materials have an unusual waste factor. Monitor the performance of employees and their managers, direct vs. overhead labor, and variances by work center or operation. Reduce clerical costs. No need to reenter the transactions of the shop floor to obtain accurate cost accounting, inventory tracking, and efficiency calculations. Improve quality. Centralize up to date bill of materials with routings automatically transferred to the work order, and print with unlimited instructions. Effective communications translate into fewer errors and immediate correction.

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WISE Material Handling

Royal 4 Systems is unique in our ability to coordinate material/inventory flows and streamline material handling and direct material handlers.

Materials and inventory include Work in Process or WIP, raw material, purchased parts from suppliers-warehoused on-site or off-site, and semi-finished inventory residing at a feeder production line or work cell. WISE is able to trace, track, facilitate and monitor inventory to be delivered to the right location at the needed time to complete production or fulfill an order. WISE also provides visibility to orders, inventory, resources and quality statuses-on the same platform-while providing alerts and alarms for issues resolution. This allows customers to proactively address problems in receiving, the warehouse, and better manage inventory re-allocations, shortages, and quality holds while reducing the impact on mainstream operations.

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Product Structure Maintenance

Search for an item or component by name. Display existing revisions by effective date with associated revision and drawing numbers. An unlimited number of components are allowed per manufactured item.

Know the quantity used in a component’s unit of measure, along with the scrap factor or copy duplicate information from another item or revision level. Use the product structure inquiry to view up to the minute statistical data about product structures. Search by name for a parent item. Display existing revisions by effective and expiration date with revision ID. Display existing routings to facilitate maintenance. An unlimited number of operations are allowed per parent item. Operations are tagged to the corresponding components. Work center, machine, setup time, number of pieces per hour for inside jobs, cost per unit for outside processes. Unlimited instructions are allowed.

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Cost Control Reporting

Improve management, and cost control with better data & reporting.

With WISE, you’ll have the key historical data you need to establish your standard cost for purchased parts, and you’ll also know when finished goods are affected by a sudden price change or shortage of raw materials. Multilevel or single level reporting is standard. Find out where a component or raw material is used, based on a specific date or list all revisions. Navigate through the hierarchy of the product structures to show how much go into each level and, finally, into each finished product. Quantities are extended so you can see the importance of this item to the finished items. Establish your standard cost for purchased parts for the upcoming period and know the resulting cost of manufactured items. See the effect of price increases or decreases before establishing your list prices.

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Scott Patten

Founded in 1965, Smith Optics has become synonymous with innovative, durable, top-quality products in the eyewear, goggle, and helmet market. Smith Optics products are sold in more than 50 countries through specialty and sporting goods stores. Headquartered in Idaho, with centers in Padua, Italy and Quebec, Canada, and the warehouse and distribution center in Clearfield, Utah.

“With WISE we broke a single day shipping record the first week in operation followed by breaking a single month record with outbound orders the second month in operation. Going Live in our peak season was a challenge only made possible because of the dedicated Royal 4 staff and the great people here at Smith Optics”

Scott PattenPlant ManagerSmith Optics
Bob Bolger

PVH has evolved from its 1881 roots to become a diversified global company with over $8.2 billion in revenues. Phillips Van Heusen provides a diversified portfolio of brands including Calvin KleinTommy HilfigerVan HeusenIZODARROW and Speedo and markets them globally.

“We are happy with Royal 4. We have used their ERP for 27 years and upgraded along the way. We have used the WISE WMS system for several years. Our users like the screens because they have abundant data on them and they are fast. Like any software we have had to adjust some things along the way but the working relationship with R4 is the best one we have when you look at all of our vendors”.

Bob BolgerVice President of Technology Phillips Van Heusen
Wil Henry

Jel Sert was founded in 1926 in Chicago and remains one of the few privately held family owned companies in America. For nearly 90 years generations of families have enjoyed Jel Sert products which include Royal Pudding, Jolly Rancher, Otter Pops, Fla-vor-ice, Wylers Beverages, Wylers Italian Ice , Kool Pops and many other well known brands sold worldwide.

“There are two things I look at when reviewing software systems – functionality and after-the-sale support.  The WISE warehouse management system has provided superior functionality to our Distribution group since 2002. Royal 4 is the “gold standard” I use for evaluating vendor support – they are simply outstanding”. 

Wil HenryDirector of ITJel Sert
David Buchannan

Founded in 1979, Fastline has evolved to become one of the largest and most respected providers of warehousing and logistic solutions in Australia. Daily volumes range from 150 000 handling units in low season to in excess of 250 000 handling units per day during peak. A seven day week is worked as required to meet demands of the retail industry.

“Finding a good software solution partner is fairly easy, however delivering one that works as promised takes a lot more.” We feel our partnership with Royal 4 will continue to foster a mutually beneficial outcome. We found their staff to be both knowledgeable and professional. Experience does Count. This was demonstrated in their consulting skills to find out what our actual needs were and fulfill them.”

David BuchannanInformation Services ManagerFastline