Part Processing for Manufacturers
Selecting work for manufacture in Gtrak3 and OptimiserX is a very simple process, whilst still providing the flexibility required for the markets varied product mix and potential manufacturing restrictions.
An unlimited amount of user configurable optimising groups can be setup to extract work by product, glass, spacer and process (e.g. Annealed Georgian, Toughened Decorative, Shapes, Standard Annealed).
Manual selections are also available by order, order line, customer, glass stock, material type (annealed, toughened), glazing type (single, double) and process type (shapes, leaded).
Using the colour icons, operators are able to explore and select work for manufacture. Totals for orders, order lines, items, area, and weight are available to further aid the decision making process.
We work hard to establish co-operation between planners and office staff who have to produce optimised batches, as well as those at the "sharp end" of production, each of whom have their own needs. Office staff need to be able to enter orders quickly, planners want visibility and production want minimum disruption to work flow.
We help users to get into the habit of preparing their plan, with people from all departments being involved, so everyone is aware of what is to be done, and has the opportunity to put their needs and ideas forward.
By using Part Processing, orders can be entered complete - no need to separate out Toughened, Leads or Georgians as each of these can be picked out when batching, saving time for Order Entry staff.
In conjunction with our Production Monitoring System, full visibility is available, including the peaks and troughs which need to be smoothed. This provides planners with the information they need to make the day-to-day decisions concerning production flow and delivery.
By processing groups of materials together, production have less material changes to make with reduced down time and so less disruption. Improved productivity and fewer delivery targets missed means improved profitability, happy customers and less stress.
There are a number of other benefits that to be gained from the Part Processing:
Work is planned by the team, and EVERYONE is aware of the plan.
Manufacturing flexibility with machine downtime
Longer runs of similar Order lines
Reduced material waste
Reduced labour costs
Reduced Order Entry time