WISE – Material Handling
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.
With Royal 4 System’s Architecture and process capabilities, WISE provide customers not only synchronization of materials within a supply base; but also, into their subcontract manufacturers and vendors. WISE has the ability to provide suppliers and subcontract manufacturer’s visibility to their inventory at the facility by providing inventory status, quality information, and quantities. WISE enables better coordination between suppliers/subcontract manufacturers and their customers.
Synchronization of product volume/mix with actual manufacturing capacity drives increased asset performance and utilization, lowers inventory levels and costs. WISE provides automotive manufactures the ability to allocate and distribute tasks to material handlers or to line/cell side locations based on production schedules or situations. For example, if a new order is allocated to a new machine, the supporting material handling activities will be updated. A task will be generated to tell the material handler where the raw material (that has not been allocated) is to be delivered to or the system will create a new task to transfer the already allocated material to the new machine (re-allocating the inventory to the new order).
Where sub-assemblies are part of the production process, WISE coordinates the movement of materials for the sub-assembly with the production order for the final assembly to eliminate overproduction.