Eliminate Excess Inventory in Production — Just in Time
Lean inventory and logistics reduces stock and increases production flow
World Class competitors know the importance of running as lean as the schedule permits by minimizing inventory. But, the challenge manufacturers face is to never allow the desire for lean inventory to trump the sacred ground of on-time delivery.
Once a production file is ready, Mentor’s Valor® MSS material management solution automates delivery of required materials from the warehouse to the correct locations on the shop floor. Since the solution matches the actual real-time demand signals from the machines, production increases without inflating the inventory.
“Valor MSS has allowed us to cut setup time during changeover by 80%, and we’re using one operator instead of two to handle setup now.”
Itmar Caspi, Quality Manager, RH Technologies
Reduced changeover time is achieved with automated delivery of the right material to the right machine at the right time, taking advantage of inventory already on feeders from the previous work order.
Mentor Material Management Solutions:
- Reduce material shortages
- Eliminated downtime waiting for parts
- Eliminate delivery of the wrong part or supply form
- Eliminate the need for buffer stock
- Dramatically reduce changeover time
- Reduce labor requirements for material handling
Material Management Resources
On-demand Web Seminar: Material Requirements Planning (MRP) on the shop-floor can yield near-perfect inventory accuracy. Precise planning for PCB assembly helps minimize material shortages, reduce excess stock buffering, and... View On-demand Web Seminar
On-demand Web Seminar: This webinar will provide you with an understanding of different needs and perspectives of material management, to recognize the bad habits, learn how JIT can address these needs and see the real benefits... View On-demand Web Seminar
White Paper: The number one cause of down-time on SMT lines is related to material, as either a shortage or a logistical misstep that fails to place the right quantity of the right material at the right location at... View White Paper