Adequate inventory in the supply chain【The value of a general trading company as a logistics organizer】
By shifting from the agency business to a business model in which profits are commensurate with the added value in the entire supply chain from upstream to downstream, and developing a logistics strategy to optimize the entire supply chain, sogo shosha will contribute to consumer profits in the form of time savings and price reductions through economies of scale.
Optimizing inventories and workers and leveling out production facilities in the face of fluctuating demand due to the Corona pandemic【Tips for hosting a webinar】
Even though it is difficult to invest in new projects in Indonesia's manufacturing industry due to the impact of the fluctuating demand for corona pandemic, the factory operations, layout and basic operations are being completely reviewed, and work is being improved from the three perspectives of production, logistics and procurement, as well as the introduction of a manual system on site.
A post-Corona, field-driven system – The Kanban Method and Scheduler【Production Management System 30-minute short webinar】
Today's presentation, entitled "A Post-Corona Driven System," is a proposal for production management after the corona epidemic, in which a pull-type kanban system, which excels at on-site production adjustment, and a push-type scheduler, which issues production instructions based on demand, are used in tandem.
The pull-type kanban system, which operates autonomously on the shop floor to take necessary items from the front-end process and produce only what is missing, is said to be in direct contrast to the MRP production plan created by the push-type system.
The Kanban system is used at the manufacturing site to produce only the number of Kanban required by the post-processors, so that overproduction can be prevented by fine-tuning the flow speed of the Kanban in case of cancellation, but it cannot accommodate additional orders or production delays due to machine trouble.
The main purpose of paperless systems was not only to reduce the cost of paper, but also to prevent errors in posting actual data. However, with the spread of the new coronavirus, there is a need to reduce opportunities for physical contact in order to prevent infections, and the shift to IoT in manufacturing is accelerating.
When I visited customers in industrial parks in Indonesia as part of my system sales activities, one of the lines I often heard from people in charge was, "Our president (the chairman) invests positively in machinery, but is reluctant to invest in systems.
We had a booth to introduce Asprova, a production scheduler, at Manufacturing Indonesia 2019, Indonesia's largest manufacturing trade show, which will be held at the annual JIExpo Kemayoran from December 4 to 7.
Although data collection by reading barcodes and QR has been used in the development and introduction of business systems in the past, we have been recommending QR code management with a smartphone to customers who consider introducing on-site terminals at manufacturing sites and warehouses in the past few years.
Total optimization is when production efficiency is maximized, interest rates due to price costs and inventory are minimized, and profits are maximized.
Bonded is "a temporary deferral of the collection of customs duties" and the bonded area in Indonesia is called Kawasan Berikat (KB or Kaber) and the non-bonded area is called Daerah Pabean Indonesia Lainnya (DPIL).
When we visit Japanese trading companies and manufacturers in Indonesia and ask them about their business requirements for system implementation, most of them tell us that they receive "Kanban" from the customer every morning, which corresponds to the delivery instructions for sub-payment of fixed orders received at the beginning of the month.
Until the production control system specifications were finalized in Indonesia and the system was put into operation in the field
The production management system covers production activities from the time a material arrives at the material warehouse to the time it is processed in the manufacturing process, and sales activities after the product warehouse. The cost management system manages a series of cost flows: material costs and processing costs are incurred at the time a material is put into the manufacturing process, and are turned into manufacturing costs at the time it becomes a product, and are turned into sales costs at the time it is shipped.
The load factor is the ratio of demand to the supply capacity of the machine, and is the ratio of the number of strokes required to complete the order to the number of strokes per hour (GSPH) in press work. The utilization rate, on the other hand, is the ratio of operating hours to the operating hours of the machine, which is the ratio of the operating hours needed to digest the order to the operating hours of the day.
Inventory management using barcodes, which is a common practice in Japanese warehouses, is still being considered by many Japanese companies in Indonesia.
In the case of RL products, two pieces of the same item can be taken in a single shot, so if only one order is taken, the relationship is 1:1 (either the left or right is more than 1), but if the same number of orders are taken in both the left and right, the relationship is 2:1, which is the same as for multiple orders.
Picking list for cross-checking the item lot information on the actual product label at the time of shipment
When a customer in the manufacturing industry once asked us to install only an inventory management system, we decided to make it possible to issue slips by inputting delivery requests from the system, since there is not much difference between the current Excel management system and the receiving/issuing function alone.
Basically, it connects to a PC with a USB cable (RS232C in the old days), but the type that pairs with a PC via Bluetooth is called a Bluetooth scanner or a Wireless scanner.
However, from the perspective of where inventory transfers occur, it can be classified as "production control (purchasing and manufacturing) + sales control" depending on whether the goods stored at the location are related to production or sales.
Bill of Landing (Bill of Lading) is a certificate of acceptance of cargo issued by Indonesian shipping company based on Invoice, Packing List and Certificate Of Origin (COO), and in case of export, B/L date is the date of recognition of sales.