S.WOP – S.oftware for Wire Optimized Production
The software solution S.WOP takes over the planning and monitoring of all wire processing machines. S.WOP extracts data from the order management system (e.g. ERP) and compiles consistent orders. These are grouped according to the best workflow principle and assigned to individual machines. In particular, this enables clients with various order volumes and small batch sizes to produce more efficiently and to have access to relevant production- and machine data.
Administration work and intermediate storage are reduced by S.WOP. Even surpluses are eliminated due to demand-driven manufacturing. Raw material and machine capacities are used to their optimum capacities. Bar code scanning has consigned set-up errors to history. By process control users are encouraged to capture measurement values according to specified rules and to adhere to tolerances. Tooling maintenance thresholds are also monitored.
- Process transparency
- Low paper production
- Production monitoring
- Reduced lead times
- Increased productivity
Software from Schleuniger can be easily integrated into the existing IT environment. The requirements are in line with normal industrial standards. The technical basis is Windows 7 or higher and a TCP/IP network.
Raw material and machine capacities are fully utilized
The technical options are specified in detail in the machine administration and this is used to check whether the machine is appropriate for an order. Not only new orders are taken into consideration but also those which have already been assigned to a machine. If faults arise orders are reassigned. The system recognizes downtime through the machine administration. These orders are then assigned to other machines in the next optimization process.
Achieving the objective with less effort
Kanban enables demand-driven manufacturing. This means that stocks of semifinished goods are reduced thereby ensuring required stocks are available at the right time. Kanban orders are generated automatically by the system when booking parts out of stock. The number of these orders is determined automatically from the current inventory stock, the weekly requirement and the security stock.