WMS for production and logistics
Quality, traceability, visibility and reporting are the 4 pillars of Objective WMS for the process and manufacturing industry. Optimize your logistics processes, from gate to gate. Make optimal use of your space, Be a 100% sure of your stock and your quality at all times. Your customers will also be satisfied: they’ll always receive the right orders, at the right time, at the right place.
Logistics excellence in the process and manufacturing industry
Turn your logistics organisation into your company’s trump card. Experience teaches us that the ROI of an Objective WMS implementation does not exceed one and a half years. From then on, the counter runs to your advantage. Objective WMS enables you to be ‘excellent’ in logistics. Through a better utilization of your warehouse, people and resources, Objective WMS helps you to realize quantifiable benefits, such as (figures based on realized projects):
- Time reduction for data input of 75%
- Volume increase of 8% with 27% less man-hours
- Increase in productivity by 22%
- Reduction of Work in Progress by an average of 32%
- Stock reduction by 30%
- Error rate dropped by 80%
- Delivery reliability of at least 96%
Quality guarantee with a capital Q
Quality is crucial in the process industry. The legislation is so strict that a conclusive quality control is necessary to assure your customers that contamination is (almost) excluded. Upon arrival, the raw materials are sampled, inspected and provided with a unique serial number. The results of these checks are included in the quality module of the WMS system. This gives you a comprehensive quality system and real-time insight into the quality statuses.
Real-time traceability and international standards
Objective WMS complies with the GS1 standard and complies with international standards such as BRC, FDA, HACCP, GMP, 21CFR11, General Food Law (GFL),…
By scanning the GS1-barcode, all necessary information is read out. This reduces the error load and increases the speed of reception. Through this real-time registration of all stock movements in your warehouse, the lot-genealogy is automatically built up. Objective WMS also enables you to streamline the supply, throughput and discharge of your production (material management). Possible recalls are thus sharply delineated, reducing the impact and costs to a minimum. Everything is always perfectly tuned based on the actual progress and the available WIP space.
The use of Objective WMS & MES enables you to guarantee a fully comprehensive traceability of your supply chain, from gate to gate. You also always have a 100% correct stock picture. This ensures that you will not order any unnecessary/incorrect items. On top of that, you also get a clear picture of your stock. Are all items that you think are fast movers actually fast movers? This can easily be traced in Objective WMS.
Adequate reporting and analysis
As a manager or supervisor in the warehouse, you want to know at a glance how things strand:
- Whether your organisation can cope with the current workload.
- Whether there are people and resources that you need to reallocate.
- Whether there are deliveries that you need to prioritise.
Thanks to the extensive reporting and analysis possibilities of Objective WMS, you get unambiguous and correct information about KPI’s such as processed volumes, efficiency of your employees, correct and timely deliveries, picking frequency of articles. This way, you can benchmark your performance against reference figures at any time.
If your company produces and/or takes care of its own logistics operations, integration of these domains with your workforce management is crucial. Objective WFM can be integrated with your logistics management and provides you with numerous advantages:
- Correct logging and validation of working hours
- Optimising personnel and capacity planning in terms of anticipated work
- Correct allocation of working hours to production orders and logistics tasks
- Easy staff access to their personal time recording data
- Effective access control
- Safe visitor management
The combination of Objective WMS and WFM allows you to unambiguously allocate working hours to orders so that you have an overview of all logistic costs for an accurate cost calculation. In this way, you can perfectly estimate the efficiency of your people and resources.
Objective WFM can be integrated with both Objective WMS and MES. Together, these software solutions form the Objective suite, a comprehensive operational management of personnel, production and logistics: the ultimate step in the pursuit of Operational Excellence.
MES & WMS: The best of both worlds
The right product at the right time in the right location… It sounds simple, but it’s not. How are you going to manage your production and logistics efficiently and in an integrated way ?
This is where the Objective suite makes the difference. In 1996 we started, as one of the only ones in Europe, to develop a best-of-breed MES and WMS solution. Now 20 years later, thanks to the many implementations, the extensive functionalities and the accumulated market knowledge, Objective is your partner of choice to steer your company towards ‘logistics & manufacturing excellence’.
With Objective WMS & MES your supply chain becomes the biggest asset within your organization.