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Managing bottlenecks with ‘smarter production’

Posted on 05 Sep 2020 and read 598 times
Managing bottlenecks with ‘smarter production’The latest release of www.javelin-mrp.com Javelin MRP and production control software, from Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, introduces the new Despatch Pallet function with automatic allocation of delivery notes to pallets; there is also a Master Production Schedule that manages bottlenecks by ‘levelling the load’, leading to increased output and ‘smarter production’.

With the new Despatch Pallets feature, as parts are added to a delivery note, Javelin 2021 automatically assigns the goods to an available pallet; and if none are available it will create a new one.

A pallet can contain several delivery notes to the same address, and a delivery note can also be spread over several pallets.

Hexagon says the Master Production Schedule enhances MRP and gives greater control on forward planning. “Users can enter or import their own schedule for designated parts in specific periods, which MRP will honour instead of the normal supply or demand.

“The entry screen, which shows real demand and the available quantity each week, can also be filtered for parts that use a specific work centre.”

Meanwhile, Expedite Feedback speeds up the updating of supplier results for acknowledged date, review date and comments. Other updates include: supplier price books specified by part issue; and a new profile option of automatic acknowledgement that creates purchase order lines as acknowledged.

Furthermore, in the sub-contract update program acknowledged dates can now be updated as well as due dates, works orders improvements now include how splitting of orders is managed (with two options to suit different requirements), and advanced scheduling now has a priority escalation field that allows high priority works orders to be fast tracked by scheduling. This provides greater control over scheduling output for business-critical situations.

For companies dealing with third-party forward shipping, a new proof of export function allows HMRC export information to be entered and tracked against the invoice details.

Other general enhancements include: a taskbar icon showing outstanding actions, CRM actions, project tasks, NCR tasks, and WIP validation failures; a new icon on the multi sales issue screen to show the OTIF (on time in full) status of the lines being shipped; greater efficiency when creating NCR templates by copying items from previous templates; and an option on stock take output to include part descriptions on printed count sheets and stock take tickets.