Today’s production process must be flexible and agile. Company leaders, customers, and suppliers all expect a lot out of your products and services. You’re expected to keep up with changes in the marketplace while consistently putting out high-quality deliverables. And, to do that, you need to have a fully-optimized supply chain.
To optimize your supply chain to the fullest, each employee must have an efficient workstation: one that is neat, organized, and always fully stocked with the necessary parts. Bossard’s Last Mile Management can help make that happen. Here are some of the ways that Last Mile Management helps you increase productivity in each of your work cells.
With Bossard’s Last Mile Management solutions, you can easily make modifications at the point of use. Instead of being locked into a certain configuration at each work cell, you have the freedom to configure bins as desired. You may wish to do this for efficiency, ease of use, or for ergonomic reasons. The goal is to ensure employees are comfortable and that they can reach parts quickly and conveniently. This way, they can be as efficient as possible. Every little bit of time saved will add up. Here’s how it works: if you or your employees wish to add, move or remove bins in a workstation, you can implement the changes immediately and update online systems in real time. Your management or supervising staff will have access to a mobile app that allows them to assign any slot within the workstation. These changes can be applied immediately within the online system. That way, production can be quickly and easily adjusted with no disruption to the replenishment process.
In addition to reconfiguring the work cells, you can also adjust order parameters. If a certain part is being used at a higher rate than expected, your managers or supervisors can quickly enter the mobile app and change the order parameters, such as increasing order size or frequency.
If a part is not being used as often as expected, you can reduce or cancel an order in the same way. It only takes seconds. Your order will be cancelled in real time, so you won’t have to pay for replenishment of parts you don’t need.
Your company doesn’t even have to depend on a Bossard employee to make changes; your own employees can easily handle it with the intuitive mobile app. You, your employees, and your supplier can all view the data in real time and stay in sync with one another.
When you can easily reconfigure workstations and make electronic demand requests, your supply chain will run more smoothly. By directly adapting your production to your requirements, you’ll save time and costs. When combined with Bossard’s other Smart Factory Logistics and Last Mile Management solutions, this can bring increased profitability and a better, leaner, smarter business.
Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your consultation. Bossard will work with you to develop solutions tailored to your business’s exact needs.