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FMRP Plan for Every Part

Morris Consulting & Training, Inc.
System:
IBM PureFlex System
Provided by:Morris Consulting & Training, Inc.
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Version:V2.0
The Plan for Every Part (PFEP) module of the FMRP Supply Chain Workbench is a collaboration tool used to improve the visibility of items in the supply chain. Engineers, planners, production operations, logistics & suppliers are provided with the necessary information required to supply parts needed to build a product.
  • - Business Value

    Pattern Overview


    The PFEP module is a web-based planning and collaboration system that consists of a logistics database that defines all the items needed for the production of products including:

    •  Part Data
    •  Supplier, Packaging and Logistics Information
    •  Item Forecast
    •  Container Catalog, Tracking and Maintenance

    “Plan For Every Part” (PFEP) web service provides the following benefits:

    • The ability to see what others have used to package and transport parts saving time and money.
    • With a shared container catalog, packaging can be standardized which leads to reduced cost through volume purchases.
    • Maintenance costs are reduced with standardized packaging.
    • The ability to share packaging solutions among multiple plants reduces engineering time and shortens new product launches.
    • With part and packaging dimensions, transportation costs can be optimized through the use of cubing and route information.
    • With a clear understanding of packaging dimensions and weight, ergonomic ways can be used to efficiently display materials and parts to the line.
    • The ability to visualize and calculate storage space requirements in advance.
    • Most importantly, when exceptions occur in the supply chain, all parties are able to go to one place and see the same information to help make better expediting decisions.

    Business Case

    With people located all over the world we need to be able to go to a secure website and login to access logistics part information that can be shared. This will give all parties an accurate picture and understanding of the logistics “Plan For Every Part (PFEP)”.

    “Plan For Every Part” (PFEP) web service provides the following benefits:

    • The ability to see what others have used to package and transport parts saving time and money.
    • With a shared container catalog, packaging can be standardized which leads to reduced cost through volume purchases.
    • Maintenance costs are reduced with standardized packaging.
    • The ability to share packaging solutions among multiple plants reduces engineering time and shortens new product launches.
    • With part and packaging dimensions, transportation costs can be optimized through the use of cubing and route information.
    • With a clear understanding of packaging dimensions and weight, ergonomic ways can be used to efficiently display materials and parts to the line.
    • The ability to visualize and calculate storage space requirements in advance.
    • Most importantly, when exceptions occur in the supply chain, all parties are able to go to one place and see the same information to help make better expediting decisions.

    Business Problem

    People spend hours looking for part information. Access to part information is difficult to find in today’s environment. Even with leading ERP solutions a person must access several screens to find the information they need. In manufacturing locations today a limited set of part information exists in different systems. Most of these systems are PC based (Excel, Access DB) and cannot be accessed remotely.

  • -Technical Details

    • Bill of Material Import
    • Maintain Container Catalog, Container Classifications, Dimensions, Pictures
    • Maintain Trading Partners (Customers and Suppliers), Contact  and Location Information
    • Maintain PFEP Document, Item Forecast, Delivery Loop Planning, Maintain Packaging Components for Modular and Unit Load containers, Maintain Cost, Calculate Required Number of Containers
    • Packaging Development Project Management
    • Maintain Plants, Dock Doors and Staging Areas
    • Maintain Production Lines and Line feeds
    • Maintain Routes

  • - More Information

    Provider Information


    Name: Chuck Morris

    Email: chuckmorris@fastmrp.com

    Phone: 1-(205)444-1185

PureSystems patterns are part of a broad portfolio of PureSystems solutions for business, cloud, and infrastructure applications.

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