Optimizing Order Processing in Production and Intralogistics: Top 5 Benefits of Automated Order Management
Navigating orders successfully and accurately through complex production and intralogistics processes is no small feat. Today, more often than not, orders and materials get lost in transit, don’t get processed through all necessary steps, wait in buffer and storage areas for too long, or just don’t get to their intended workstation in time. This creates inefficiencies in areas such as assembly, quality control, and inventory management, just to name a few. And despite this being both a major efficiency as well as a productivity challenge, many manufacturers don’t have accurate data about their processes as well as their bottlenecks. This is where automated order management solutions come in
Automating order management benefits the entire manufacturing process, from production planning and scheduling, purchasing, inventory, to production and storage operations on the shopfloor, all the way to the finance department. Leveraging location data and Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) can help cut costs, eliminate delays, scrap, and rework, as well as automate and optimize manual processes
“Customers of KINEXON order management solutions were able to reduce delayed orders by 8%, shorten lead times by 20%, and fully eliminate manual scans throughout the order process.”
What do the TOP 5 automated order management benefits look like on the shopfloor?
1. Automating order bookings: Production planners can automatically check current stock and book the order, triggering any purchasing for stock materials or replenishment – all without manual scans. Automated order management solutions can also optimize inventory and supply via FIFO or other inventory management methodologies.
2. Orchestrating all moving things: Ad-hoc changes in daily production schedules add heightened complexity to intralogistics processes. Being able to orchestrate and track orders and assets in real time via technologies like Ultra-Wideband (UWB) or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) allows for superior flexibility to accommodate those rapid changes.
3. Monitoring and visualizing orders seamlessly: Tagging orders with position sensors and defining the corresponding process model using geofences enable complete visualization of orders along the production process in 2D and 3D maps or custom order dashboards.
4. Order control and reporting: Naturally, complex order processes with multiple manual steps are prone to errors and inefficiencies. Process mining allows for easy identification of bottlenecks and anomalies. The mined process data can inform third-party systems for even more advanced analyses beyond production logistics.
5. Managing internal claims: Non-conforming orders or process violations within the production can be discovered and managed in real time. Automated Order Management allows users to report and send custom messages to supervisors and third-party systems to address issues before they become cost-critical.
“Your advantages with automated order management: Better processes, better customer relationships, and better bottom lines.”
Automated order management allows for end-to-end visibility in one central platform that seamlessly integrates with third-party systems. This enables users to optimize efficiency, cost, and quality as well as to implement advanced documentation for full digital threads in intralogistics and production.
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Premiere in the European League of Football: Live-Tracking of Tackles, Sprints and More
Countless data insights have already become indispensable for coaches, players, media and fans in professional sports. American football goes one step further. In collaboration with KINEXON, the European League of Football also provided data on collisions and sprints to Staff and Fans live for the first time.
2022 Set New Standards in Women’s Sports Tech
In the second-ever episode of our Sports Tech Talk, we look back at one of the topics we enjoyed most in 2022: women’s football. Here we remember not only a great Euro in the summer, but also numerous advances in tech. Jana Hubel (Sports Scientist at KINEXON) and Sven Gruel (Women’s Co-Coach at 1. FC Union Berlin) give an overview and provide an in-depth discussion of the question: How can data help women’s sport evolve for the better?
Was Sie über Ball Tracking wissen müssen
Ball tracking has taken football by storm. Not only does the technology help match officials make more accurate and consistent decisions, but it also allows coaches to analyze the beautiful game with unprecedented detail and gives fans insights never seen before.
Assembly Show Wrap Up
What a week it was at the 2022 Assembly Show! Our team spent the three-day event conversing with potential clients, as well as enjoying some amazing local food and drinks with the manufacturing community at the KINEXON Breakfast Morning Mingle. Read on to learn more from our VP of Sales IoT, Tinos Kountroubis, about his experience at the show.
SportsPro Insider Series: Emerging Tech, Data & Media
Sports entities are continuing to look to data to drive success, both on and off the field. From player recruitment, through in-game analysis, and fan interaction to business performance. This edition by SportsPro, in conjunction with KINEXON, offers discussion and insight in all areas affecting leading sports franchises, and how it is becoming increasingly important to turn to data to gain an advantage over competitors.
How KINEXON OS Supports Automotive Assembly
This is part three of a three-part series exploring the potential of Location-Based Process Automation for the automotive industry, based on an Assembly Magazine interview conducted with KINEXON. In the final part of the series, we outline how KINEXON OS supports automotive production and assembly.
Experience Tool Control and More at the Assembly Show!
The 10th annual Assembly Show is returning to Chicago in a month’s time, and were thrilled to be a Silver Sponsor of this year’s event! Thousands of attendees and exhibitors are coming together to showcase the latest and greatest in technology, equipment and products.
Key takeaways from IMTS 2022
IMTS 2022 — what a show for the future of manufacturing! The KINEXON team had an incredible time introducing our real-time location technology solutions to many of the over 95,000 attendees and exhibitors in Chicago at the biggest manufacturing trade show in the Western Hemisphere. Here are the 3 key themes we took away from IMTS.
Load Management: A Look Behind the Scenes at the Bundesliga Club With the Fewest Injuries
In the Bundesliga, 1. FC Union Berlin recently became the surprising leader. Union also impressed with another statistic recently: no team had fewer injury-related absences. Is that part of the secret of success?
European League of Football and KINEXON Launch Partnership
In cooperation with the European League of Football, KINEXON’s LPS system will be used for live player tracking in American Football at the upcoming Championship Game in Klagenfurt. The European League of Football also aims to further enhance the fan experience with live stats at the highest level.
Why you need RTLS solutions on your assembly lines
Precision, quality, and speed are key factors for fast-paced manufacturing industries. In the automotive industry alone, a production stop of just a minute can cost tens of thousands of dollars, and automated tool control is a powerful solution to address challenges in automotive assembly. This is the second part of a three-part series exploring the potential of automated tool control for the automotive industry, based on an interview Assembly Magazine conducted with KINEXON. In the second part of the series, we outline why RTLS solutions are the clear choice for the automotive industry. Enjoy the read and stay tuned throughout the series for valuable insights on all things tool control.
Official Match Balls With Integrated Tracking Sensor - What Do They Deliver That No Other Technology Can?
To take a very close look at every action on the pitch, field or court in professional sports, data collection nowadays relies on countless technologies. In the midst of all these, there are new players: official match balls with an integrated tracking sensors for live tracking. FIFA has tested this technology extensively. The result: Balls with tracking sensors offer exclusive added value.
Understanding Women-Specific Requirements in Professional Sports
Regardless of your sex, athletes deserve the same treatment; but in this case, equality means to differentiate in the ways athletes need to be trained to perform at their best.
We closed our season-kickoff webinar series with a topic that’s particularly important to us right now — namely, what specific requirements do women have?
The Impact of Ball Data on Physical, Tactical, and Technical Performance Evaluation
In combination with player tracking, the measured physical load and athletic performance of players can be evaluated in context of football-specific situations. Thus, it is possible to also assess tactical and technical data in comprehensive context. Some examples: How fast does a player run with the ball? How is a team controlling space? What’s the shot speed?