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Jack Link s Beef Jerky Case Study: Wal-Mart Didn t Make Me Do It Part Two: An Approach to RFID Implementation
A four-phased approach allowed for the gradual assimilation of a new technology into the organization. Start small and feel your way, but think and plan for bigger opportunities. The benefits are gained and eventually the technology would be deployed throughout all of the manufacturing and distribution facilities.
: are consolidated onto a pallet and shrink-wrapped. The RFID middleware filters and processes the case reads and communicates back to the ERP software. After ninety cases are seen, which represents a pallet load, a pallet label is printed. The resulting information is used to update data repository maintained in the ERP software. As part of the shrink-wrapping process, the pallet is rotated as antennas, located at the side and on the top, read the cases contained on the pallet. Because of inner cases
RFID Case Study: Gillette and ProviaPart Two: Challenges and Lessons Learned
Compliance with the market RFID mandate has unfortunately preceded the achievements of applied physics and computer science. One of the main obstacles is the lack of integration, since there is a dearth of software tools from enterprise application integration vendors to get data from RFID tags and readers into existing business systems, meaning that companies are often forced to do expensive custom integration work.
: negatives), given that a pallet passing through the RFID reader outfitted gates will create a number of scans. To that end, the Senseware software was used to filter redundant reads, like in the case of a pallet driving past the reader, backing up for whatever reason, and driving past again, which would cause the reader to register the tags on the cases three times. Another case would be if the pallet has already been received into inventory but is scanned again in the location for whatever reason—the
Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing
Cover-time planning (CTP) is a
: visual representation of the pallet movements), so that operators can move items from the storage area onto the picking shelves. The analogous efficient processes (in reverse) can be seen for goods reception, whereby the interleaving principle optimizes the use of forklifts (a forklift with a new pallet from production will go to a put-away place, to be then instructed to pick a new pallet for dispatch). Each originating production unit typically enters its upcoming shipments into the system, and
Business Process Overview: Warehousing Solutions
Business Process Overview: Warehousing Solutions. Search for Templates and Other Software to Delineate Your Evaluation Concerning the Business Process and Warehousing Solutions Warehousing processes are critical for the success of a distribution business. These processes are highly visible to your customers, and have a direct impact on their opinion of your company. If you cannot get the goods to your customers in the most efficient way, you risk losing their business. Your warehousing and logistics operations must translate into reliability and service.
: scanning and verification with pallet and load-support. The beauty of the IBS solution’s scalability lies in the fact that it is able to grow in time with your business expansion. You can be assured that IBS’ warehousing routines will be able to address your needs both now and well into the future. Increase sales IBS’ solution means that your lead-times for order fulfilment can be improved by a significant degree. Being able to meet an order as promised, on time and with the correct items, can lead
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Meeting the Challenges of Product Traceability with Automated Data Collection
With a minimum of effort, learn all about Meeting the Challenges of Product Traceability with Automated Data Collection.Download our Free whitepaper and find the Software Information You're Looking for. An effective traceability system involves determining which product and manufacturing process attributes to collect and maintain—and deciding when during the manufacturing process to begin collecting those attributes. Do you begin with raw material attributes from the supplier, at inspection, at assembly, at shipping? Explore the many facets of meeting product traceability challenges using automated data collection.
: raw material characteristics, serial, pallet, container, part (item), each part produced by shift, line, machine, tooling, worker, expiration date, use by date, truck temperature, or QA results. Collecting traceability data needs to be an integral part of the same automated data collection system that is used to collect transactional data for the ERP system such as receiving, inventory movements and counts, work order processing, labeling, shipping, etc. An often overlooked challenge of increasingly compl
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Acquisitions Fuel Vendor Growth in the Enterprise Applications Field
Infor cites continued organic growth, license revenue from new customers, and install base cross-selling and up-selling as key growth drivers for the group. The acquisition of Formation Systems and Geac can only fuel Infor growth.
: primary pack to the pallet), integrated label content management, product performance, safety and efficiency testing, material safety data sheets (MSDS) and hazard label generation, nutritional and nonconformance analysis modeling integrating laboratory information management systems (LIMS) assay results, integrated stage gate, and portfolio management. Capabilities such as parametric searches, visual comparisons, material usage restrictions, best practices feedback, and role-based modeling are used from
Can ERP Meet Your eBusiness Needs?Part Three: The Effect of eBusiness on Your Business
The ability to market and sell to expanding markets can easily exceed a company's ability to fulfill the demand along with the expectations that are generated.
: easily go from shipping pallet loads to picking, packing, and shipping individual items. Not only does your transaction volume significantly increase but your warehousing strategy may very well need to be re-engineered allowing you to maintain and transact inventory in any variety of units of measure still more considerations for your ERP system. The Buy Side of eBusiness Expanding your selling efforts is not the only eCommerce transaction you need to plan for in formulating your eBusiness strategy. The
Demand-driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning
Material requirements planning is a system that strives to plan replenishment just before a withdrawal from stock, which does not work in some manufacturing environments.
: everything from the color pallet for bodywork and interiors to choosing the latest electronic gadgetry for the dashboard. One can even witness customization creeping into mass-produced goods too, where certain versions of items of wide ranging types are being made available through different outlets—may it be food, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), etc. Needless to say, the need to reduce capital employed within the manufacturing enterprise and the trend of outsourcing manufacturing to lower-cost
Are You Tuned into Radio Frequency Identification?
This article examines the organizational fit of radio frequency identification (RFID) and its technology’s basic mechanics. Its prohibitive costs often account for the decision to not implement RFID. Yet some factors influencing adoption may shed new light on why RFID is important.
: to program Case and pallet applications—approved for use with Wal-Mart Passive WORM Suited for item identification and controllable at the packaging source Limited to a few rewrites, existing data replaceable with new data Case and pallet applications—approved for use with Wal-Mart Passive read only Simplest approach Identification only, no tracking updates Case and pallet applications—approved for use with Wal-Mart Table 1. Tag types Active Tags Active tags usually contain their own power sources;
Food and Beverage Delights
Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors have many challenges on their plate, and even industry giants cannot afford to sit back. Given this backdrop, how can small to medium manufacturers cope with the same external pressures with comparatively fewer resources?
: management, shelf life controls, pallet and packaging management, and item-level units of measure [UOM] control and conversions) and production-oriented requirements (such as bi-products, co-products, alternative materials, catalysts, and waste products management; recycles handling; process and product yield; scheduling to the minute, or sequencing; rate-based material call-off; flexible material backflushing; and lot traceability, including work in progress [WIP] traceability on a single manufacturing o
Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 for Distribution Environments
This is a reprint of the summary chapter from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Dynamics AX by Dr. Scott Hamilton. In this first part, design factors related to system usage in distribution enterprises are covered.
: a serialized container or pallet containing a quantity of the same item. The reporting of shipping activities can reflect an order-based or document-based approach. The document-based approach, for example, employs a shipping document (identifying line items from one or more orders) and its associated picking route document(s). Receiving activities can also reflect an order-based or a document-based approach. The system supports coordination of forklift drivers for moving palletized items. Movement
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