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Why Intralogistics Should be an Integral Part of Your Manufacturing Flow

Material flow is becoming a critical topic among manufacturers producing complex products with short lead times, small lot sizes, and quality sensitive raw materials. Having to manage multiple intralogistics processes across various IT and OT systems prevents many manufacturers from orchestrating a streamlined, lean material flow to production, and contributes to more waste in the manufacturing process. Learn how Opcenter Intra Plant Logistics integrates with manufacturing execution to optimize intralogistics processes and provide unique replenishment capabilities that scale with the business.




Date: August 16, 2023
Time: 11 AM EDT (8 AM PDT / 5:00 PM CEST)
Duration: 1 hour
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Overview

Macro-trends in the market are forcing manufacturers toward shorter lead times for more complex products with smaller lot sizes. Simultaneously, as products become more personalized and sophisticated, dependencies in the material supply and the complexities of managing the quality of raw materials drive increased inventories, material obsolescence, poor line performance, and high operational costs for intralogistics. As manufacturers attempt to address these challenges with a haphazard mix of IT systems, OT systems, and automation, bottlenecks become difficult to identify, connectivity issues arise, and there is limited ability to automate and streamline the material flow.

Opcenter Intra Plant Logistics provides manufacturers with a flexible platform to orchestrate a digital and connected intralogistics flow. By integrating the intralogistics flow with manufacturing execution, manufacturers can keep inventory accurate, eliminate overhead and establish a lean material flow.

This webinar will discuss the challenges facing manufacturers in such an environment, show how common production replenishment flows do not scale, and demonstrate new technology used to manage intralogistics on the shop floor.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn about the consequences of managing multiple intralogistics processes and systems
  • Improve inventory performance and streamline manufacturing through integration
  • Use innovative technology and cutting-edge tools to reduce overhead and unlock new intralogistics capabilities

Speaker

Zac Elliott, Technical Marketing Engineer, Siemens Digital Industries Software

Working directly with electronic manufacturing service providers in the medical, aerospace, automotive, and public-safety markets, Elliott ensures that key requirements for the smart factory are fulfilled using software and automation. Before joining Siemens, he was responsible for developing and implementing solutions for a global contract electronics manufacturer, providing an in-depth understanding of the market pressures driving Industry 4.0. Recently, Elliott has served as a member of the IPC task group working on an industry standard for traceability of critical electronic components.