Line Management

Order and material management

Flexible, efficient, saving – using machines and materials optimally: Line Management improves all processes along the complete value chain and raises production to a new efficiency level. Our software centrally coordinates the complete filling and packaging process. The result: high-performance production with optimum change-over times, lower material consumption and maximum availability.

The product

Optimum planning and parameterisation of your filling line

You employ complex product lines? You process many different products or small batch sizes? In this case, you have to face frequent change-overs and order changes, which involve substantial change-over and conversion times. Not so with Line Management. Our solution enables you to optimise your production processes, to render the material supply and disposal of your line more efficient and thereby produce economically in spite of a wide variety of products.

Line Management provides you with a continuous flow of information, from production planning to orders for the line and individual machines. To do so, the software considers your line to be a coherent system with production orders but not a row of isolated individual machines. This allows for

  • optimally coordinating and processing all orders in the filling and packaging area.
  • reducing manual intervention, as the system takes over communicative and monitoring tasks.
  • integrating label printers and coding devices into the line in order to automatically print important product information and bestby dates.

 

Highlights

  • Order and batch changeover on-the-fly
  • Direct connection to Krones machines by means of direct access to the PLC
  • Connection of thirdparty machines possible
  • Automated processes relieve the operator workload

Benefits

An Overview

Speed

The Line Management summarises several orders and you benefit from reduced product change-over, conversion and cleaning times.

Quality

Line Management helps to reduce your fault potential to a minimum and raise your quality and efficiency to a maximum level.

Saving production costs

You optimise your consumption of resources by requesting all processing and operating materials (POM) always at the correct time.

line availability

You benefit from a maximum line capacity utilisation thanks to parallel order processing, batch merging and order and batch change-over on-the-fly.

User-friendliness

Line Management convinces due to its clear operator guidance and a reduced manual workload.

Safety

The software exactly records the production processes for each batch. You can exactly trace back each individual batch, even within quite complex product lines.

Functions

in detail

Order Management

  • Central planning and creation of orders
  • Order-specific data and information, displaying of the order status and progress
  • Continuous traceability of the produced items
  • Merges orders to prevent downtimes
  • Automatic adjustment of the target quantity

Order Execution

  • Order-related parameterisation of machines
  • Efficient order changes by producing precisely related to tanks and containers
  • Accelerates handling parts change-over by means of intelligent reduction of gap modes between two orders
  • Provides the printers with coding information

Material Management

  • Material supply and disposal including material validation
  • Requests processing and operating materials once they are required
  • Calculates consumptions, suggests residual quantities for the replacement in storage
  • Documents order-specific material consumption and ensures traceability

Material Management Application

  • All operative functions and information in a mobile application
  • Simple validation and co-ordination of materials
  • Quick acquisition of material information
  • Mobile material request from the line
  • Straightforward information about the order progress

Reporting

  • Provides order and production reports based on mastermind analysis paths
  • Enables the unambiguous representation of information
  • All reports are web-based and can be called from any end device within the production and company network and even mobile

Tracking & Tracing

  • Comprehensive tracking & tracing report
  • Clear schematic representation of the production and material consumption
  • Search and reverse search as well as drill-down mechanisms
  • Systematic recall campaigns and measurement of the supplier quality possible

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