Work In Progress visibility

The Coriel WIP solution delivers an accurate production line-side identification of people, parts and assemblies needed to understand exactly how efficiently the line is operating and identify areas where real-time problems exist.

Production line / Work In Progress visibility

Manufacturing lines and production floors are complex environments, with a combination of inbound goods, logistics, production, QA and despatch all entirely reliant on each other. From a production perspective, it’s likely that each stage in the assembly line will have its own station, where specific operations are performed. A hold up at any one of these single stations can have huge knock on effects down the line, which is why having an efficient production line and complete visibility of Work In Progress (WIP) is so fundamentally important.

The Coriel production line / WIP solutions delivers the accurate line-side identification of people, parts and assemblies needed to understand exactly how efficiently the line is operating and identify areas where real-time problems exist, or long-term optimisations need to be made.

 

Why would you want to manage your WIP?

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Immediate visibility of the status & location of WIP items

The Coriel WIP solution provides you with the data needed to understand exactly where every production item is (physically) and what the status is. If required, additional information about “who” is working on the item can be provided – providing you with a complete picture. This information gives you unprecedented visibility of your facilities and allows you to better plan further optimisations

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Tracking WIP items down to a serialised unit level

The RFID tags deployed as part of the Coriel WIP solution are all entirely unique, meaning that one production assembly can be identified from another with ease. This serialisation can be fed directly into your WMS/ERP systems and used for post-sales / warranty use further down the line, but additionally allows the various stations to understand why an item has arrived – for example, it may be for re-work.

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Identifying where bottlenecks occur and quickly rectify

Having improved visibility and data on your production line and WIP allows you to quickly identify which parts of the process are causing bottlenecks and therefore impacting stations further down the line. This information can allow you to quickly make changes to clear the problem – either on a permanent basis through redesigning the process, or by temporarily moving personnel around if a quick fix is required.

Gain immediate visibility, track the status and understand the location of WIP items

Make sure staff and tools are in the right place to avoid hold-ups or bottlenecks across the production line

Identify where bottlenecks occur in production and quickly rectify by optimising the whole process

Why our customers choose us

Coriel not only have a deep understanding of the core identification technologies need to provide accurate WIP visibility, but significantly years of experience around real-world integration with production lines. We understand that data captured line-side needs to be integrated deeply into your existing MRP and ERP systems, which is why our solutions are designed to process data on the edge and interact directly with these systems – or with your existing PLC systems.

Where is this solution being used?

SOLUTIONS FOR

Rail & Freight

  • Improve safety by identifying problems ahead of time

  • Connect parts with online maintenance records

  • Gain advanced notification of freight arrivals

  • Identify parts & assemblies to component level

SOLUTIONS FOR

Returnable assets

  • Gain complete visibility of your entire asset pool

  • Facilitate per-movement charging to customers

  • Maintain an online record of usage & maintenance

  • Run proactive maintenance, washing & repairs

SOLUTIONS FOR

Manufacturing

  • Streamline production and enable JIT manufacturing

  • Optimise returnable assets around the supply chain

  • Operate virtual stock locations and VMI

  • Maintain online records of components & assemblies

SOLUTIONS FOR

Oil & gas

  • Monitor & manage the location & health of pipes

  • Maintain an audited & accurate maintenance record

  • Ensure replacement parts are genuine

  • Control and manage the location of expensive tools

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Component  Identification

  • Ensure assemblies contain the correct parts

  • Manage auditable maintenance

  • Handle complex product recalls

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Item level identification 

  • Link your physical items and cloud based data

  • Hold essential information for instant access

  • Facilitate on-demand production

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Stock Management

  • Understand your stock levels

  • Reduce your overall stock holding

  • Increase accuracy of manual stock counts

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Warranty & post sales management

  • Verify warranty covered items

  • Link physical items with cloud based documentation

  • Introduce alerts on out-of-warranty events

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Vendor-Managed Inventory

  • Reduce low-volume transportation costs

  • Manage your cashflow

  • Virtually eliminate dedicated stock-taking

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