Electronics manufacturers must manage the complexity of smaller lot sizes with shorter lead times and increasing raw material costs. Supply chain issues and internal part shortages have increased warehouse stocks, leading to high investment costs. In this challenging environment, any misuse of material can impact quality and profitability, making intralogistics and material flow within the factory more critical than ever. Manufacturers need a just-in-time (JIT) material logistics solution to allocate only the materials needed on the shop floor and eliminate excess stock. Electronics manufacturers need to implement a lean solution using intralogistics automation to stay competitive. Learn more about Intraplant Logistics (IPL) in this webinar.
Using Intraplant Logistics (IPL) for intralogistics automation increases flexibility, agility, quality and profitability
Opcenter Intraplant Logistics (IPL) reduces wasteful tasks and increases material management:
Flexibility deals with supply and demand, allowing for optimal inventory at all times.
Agility allocates for the correct kitting, just-in-time (JIT), every time.
Quality optimizes the correct raw material pick-up and usage.
Profitability produces a higher return on investment (ROI) faster.
All intraplant logistics managed in real time using a digital twin, providing the most accurate view of inventory.
Intralogistics that works with scheduling, MES, ERP, AGVs, automatic storage solutions, real-time material tracking
Opcenter IPL is an optimal material logistics solution. It integrates perfectly with an electronics manufacturer’s already existing solution(s): enterprise resource planning (ERP), manufacturing execution systems (MES), automated storage solutions, smart shelves and automated guided vehicles (AGVs).
Through system integration, redundant data entry is reduced, minimizing human movement and human error.
Material logistics software solution electronics manufacturers need for just-in-time material management
Intralogistics automation is an advantage for electronics manufacturers as well as the customer. Kanban and JIT are lean methods that rely on customer pull. The primary objective is to keep wasteful activities to a minimum without sacrificing productivity, and in so doing savings are passed to the customer without sacrificing product quality.
Listen and learn about how material management using Siemens Opcenter Intraplant Logistics can benefit electronics manufacturers and their customers.