Requirements around Roll-Based manufacturing processes, not only affect product specifics, such as dimensions, diameter, volumes, and quality specifications, but also affect the logistics processes: order commitments and packing sizes.
Steltix has collected a variety of requirements and solutions for the Roll-Based Manufacturing industry. The requirements are considered industry specific and cover the major of areas summarized below. Solutions that were developed for this certified Oracle Accelerate Solution were derived from existing customer environments and enhanced to ensure maximum integration in one integrated solution.
Product Dimensions – Roll-Based products typically consist of a number of dimension related characteristics, that need to be captured accurately in an ERP solution to ensure correct handling of the products in the manufacturing and logistics related processes
- Roll Length; the length of the material that is wrapped on a roll. The roll will have a standard / target roll length, however in reality the actual roll length can deviate based on the way measurements and dimensions are managed. Some products are managed on the target roll length, some products are managed based on diameter. Products with a specific roll length will need to allow for maintaining this data on a roll level in the system.
- Roll Diameter; despite the fact that rolls can be wrapped, the diameter tends to deviate for certain types of products.
- Roll Width; the size of the roll is measured in Roll Width. This is another primary dimension that is unique on a product level.
- Square Meters; most products in the Roll Based industry are handled by roll, but the actual square meters is important information used for pricing, and considered a primary product characteristic. There is also a direct relationship between the Roll Width and the Roll Length, resulting in the number of square meters on the specific roll.
2 Roll Parallels; Rolls can be manufactured in parallel where one roll is produced and cut at the end of the process before wrapping. Aligned with this concept, the position of the final roll out of the original roll needs to be recorded, as well as the edge trimming and waste handling.
Quality Dimensions – Roll-Based products bare a number of very detailed quality dimensions that need to be recorded on a roll or batch level. Both visual as well as physical product aspects need to be captured accurately to ensure that product performance criteria are met as well as feedback towards the shop floor and manufacturing process can be facilitated. A combination of quality recordings will determine a final grade of the product.
Logistics specifics – handling rolls in an advanced warehousing facility required smart warehousing rules to allocate the roll to the correct storage space based on size and dimensions. Keeping track of the individual rolls is a bare necessity and real time transaction handling on the shop floor is needs to be facilitated by scanners and shop floor touch screen devices.
From an order promising point of view, the product- and quality specific dimensions need to come together in the stock allocation process and in most situations the individual roles need to be matched to the customer criteria and allocated to the sales orders.