The right material, in the right quantity and quality, just in time at the right place: This is a key challenge for manufacturing companies. It is equally important to have an overview of which goods or semi-finished products are manufactured, in which quantity and where outside of the classical WIP stocks they are stored. The HYDRA module Material & Production Logistics (MPL) was specifically developed to control material flows and to monitor material stocks in production. Thanks to HYDRA MPL, you can support your material management in SAP or other ERP systems, with an interactive real time component.
In an ERP system, raw material and inventories of finished goods are usually posted in a retrograde manner once the complete production order has been finished. Conversely, HYDRA MPL offers a significantly higher level of detail in addition to substantially shorter delay times. When using HYDRA MPL, you can count the produced articles und semi-finished goods at any production level, by means of so-called material buffers or WIP (Work-In-Process) stocks. Hence, precise and up-to-date information about material consumption and produced stocks is available at any time. In addition, HYDRA MPL also supports internal material planning and transport optimization by connected relevant intralogistics processes. The integration of warehouse management systems, conveyor technology and forklift control systems also falls within the remit of HYDRA MPL.
Benefits of material and production logistics with HYDRA MPL
- Full transparency of current material stocks in production (WIP)
- Efficient material flow control based on current data
- Optimization of internal transport processes
- Cost savings through consistent monitoring of material shelf life and minimum waiting times
- Reduction in communication efforts between production, warehouse or intralogistics
Many business units across the enterprise can benefit from an MES system such as HYDRA. Our ROI Analyzer reveals the untapped potentials that are still hidden within your production processes and will show you how they can be assessed monetarily.