Content Counts: find the right container for the necessary parts coverage
With global supply networks, companies are faced with the challenge of packing mixed containers based off of a non-frozen production plan. During the transport time, the production plan and part changes may change, throwing off the supply plan. By using a push-oriented container control system, flexis is able to streamline your entire work process through specifically characterizing inventory, resources, and cargo space density.
Your requirements and processes, our solution framework; See how flexis can be tailored to help meet current and future goals within your organization.
- Starting from the initial dispatch, create an optimized loading sequence to minimize the number of sea containers while taking into account local and specific stacking and shipping rules.
- Optimize the allocation of packaging lines taking into account specific conditions of the lines and capacitive restrictions to keep the synchronous connection to the loading sequence.
- Pull materials in a timely manner and in accordance with the loading sequence
- Create replacement lists for material requirements planning for vendor parts
Integrate cube optimization in an E2E pull scheduling process with n-pull controls to streamline the entire business process.
- Make pull decisions based off of the current demand in order to minimize unneeded stock on the warehouse floor and part shortages at the production line.
- Maximize supply security while keeping minimum service life of a container.
Identify the correct container to pull in order to cover the mounting requirements
Reduce the amount of aging containers by 30-50%
What is so special about the flexis Container Management ? See for yourself.
3-D visualization of the container
The loading optimization of the container can be displayed in a three dimensional view to help planners and packers understand the optimized loading process. Through the use of multi-colored packaging contents, the visualization gives an intuitive view of the container and can be easily rotated and tilted to evaluate the load.
An important component of container management is the pull range view which indicates the current stage of the container (storage, container yard). Through this view it is possible to analyze your current stock in order to ascertain how many days, hours, or layers of production can be satisfied through the current parts availability. Parts coverage is displayed using color representation in order to show how the production requirements are met. Impending shortages are mitigated through the ability to predetermine potential part shortages.
Through increased transparency, a flexis solution is able to maximize the lean ability of your organization and greatly reduce storage costs. Required parts coverage is easily identified so that inventory overages are minimized.
Avoiding Premium Freight
By proactively planning, it is possible to create an adjustable planning horizon which results in increased supply chain transparency. By being able to identify early on if the current or future supply will be able to meet the production requirements, it is possible to cut premium freight shipments when other modes of transportation will be able to deliver in the necessary timeframe.
Container Yard View
An Overview of the containers currently available on the container yard enables in depth analysis of the current stock and the ability to block containers that may have quality issues or some other issue that would result in a delay. In addition, the parts contents of the containers can be analyzed in regards to the corresponding potential risks of the container load such as rust potential or customs fines.