Effective logistics is an essential component of world class manufacturing. Optimal production schedules, yields and productivity are dependent on a predictable flow of raw materials and components into the manufacturing process in proper sequence, time-sensitive management of work order processing, and the smooth flow of finished goods into distribution. RedPrairie’s Manufacturing Execution solution directs the flow of materials and work throughout the manufacturing process to produce efficient, error-free results.
|Build to Order
||Fulfilling consumer demand – one component at a time
Consumers are requesting more and more highly individualized and customized products, especially in complex industries such as automotive and electronics. This global trend challenges manufacturers as all types of products are increasingly made to order. More
||Synchronizing production and logistics for lower cost, agile operations
Build to order manufacturing environments require the correct materials, components or ingredients be delivered directly to the assembly line in the right configuration and proper sequence, arriving at the exact time a matched vehicle or component passes the point of fit (POF) on the line. Obviously, not a trivial task. More
|Error Proofing / Traceability
||Getting it right the first time
With the increasing number of products being manufactured build-to-order, and the high cost of error correction or recall downstream, error proofing at the point of manufacture is more important than ever. More
||Providing the ingredients for success
Perhaps more than in any other industry, the lines between production and distribution are blurred in the food industry. With limited shelf-life, food processing must be closely matched to demand and distribution processes to limit waste and spoilage without losing top-line revenue. More
|Work Order Processing
With customers demanding ever more customized and personalized products, manufacturing execution in many industries has evolved from a make-to-stock production environment to much more of a massive job shop – where the controlling element is more work orders than production schedules. More
Better information means better decisions
We believe you can’t make good decisions without accurate, timely information. That philosophy permeates our systems design and thought-provoking materials below.
||Benefit from what we’ve learned in 35 years of helping the world’s best companies improve their business. More
||Learn how leading companies have solved problems similar to yours. More
||Insights from thought leading analysts and media on what’s happening, and is going to happen, in the industry. More
||If seeing is believing, then you’ll learn a lot from the industry experts covering a wide range of topics on these videos. More
"The Build To Order system has made our business more profitable by giving us the flexibility and agility to produce and ship wire harnesses in the right quality at the right time and in the right sequence from a distant low cost location."
Andreas Divece, MPC Manager, Delphi Corporate Division
Build to Order overview