Wire and Cable Manufacturers Features and Functions
While there are many similarities with sheets, wires and cables have special requirements because of both shape and different industry practices.
- Quickly find the spool, reel, box, etc. that best fits the customer’s needs, while conforming to customer constraints such as put-up size, packaging requirements, etc.
- Provision of the proper certifications and conformance documents, barcode labels, packaging, shipping papers, and other information thecustomer needs along with the product
- Quick identification and reservation of the best master reel for a given cut-to-length order
- Tracking of inventory by individual container (e.g. Gaylord, reel, spool, coil, etc.), with details on length and weight
- Automatic conversion from one UOM to another (e.g. pounds to feet when recording scrap) and automatic calculation of the quantity of the commodity (e.g. copper) at each stage
- Searching and reservation of inventory across all locations, including company, vendor, customer owned (toll), and consignment inventory
- Scheduling and execution of work orders to draw, extrude, cable, etc., and sequence production by attribute (e.g. gauge, then light to dark)
- Planning of the proper lengths of lower-level materials required for end-product orders, considering factors such as put-ups, twist loss, etc.
- Definition of static setup quantities for component material (e.g. insulation, wire, tape, armor) regardless of the wire or cable order size
- Dynamic dispatch of semi-finished products into next level processes as they are produced (e.g. insulated conductors into cabling)
- Tracking of returnable reels and other containers by customer location
- YMS and truck route scheduling and optimization capabilities
- Optimize cutting to make full use of each reel for a given cut-to-length order
Material Converting Manufacturing Management/Mill Industries Features and Functions