Minimizing Production Downtime
With the trend toward highly productive, multitasking machines; quick response with repair parts and on-site service to keep machine utilization at a high level have taken on a new level of importance.
High Speed Manufacturing
As manufacturers are using more and more automation to increase manufacturing productivity, having the parts in stock to service and maintain the production line directly impacts the bottom line. Increasing productivity on the manufacturing floor coupled with the large investment required in production line automation has made the maintenance stockroom a critical part of the manufacturing process.
With manufacturers today investing millions into automating production and assembly lines losing days, hours, and even minutes in a high speed automated manufacturing line can cost thousands to a manufacturers. So what are you doing to prevent it?
Quick & Easy Access To Maintenance Parts
Every minute the production line is down is a minute of productivity you cannot get back- an investment in the maintenance stockroom is your insurance policy. Kardex Remstar solutions allow you to store repair parts onsite and easy to find reduces the downtime of the assembly line. With the push of a button the machine delivers the part to the operator; eliminating time spent walking and searching for the required part.
Planning For Downtimes
Downtimes have to be expected, production machines have to be serviced and maintained. Even planned maintenance can cause unexpected delays- often the part is unable to be located even though the ERP system says otherwise, or when the part is located the quality has eroded and the part cannot be used. In many cases the replacement part cannot be obtained quickly.
The use of dynamic storage systems in maintenance stockrooms can provide the inventory control that manufacturers are demanding today. It allows manufacturers to find what they need quickly and easily.
With FastPic5 our systems can integrate with any existing ERP or WMS system. Real time inventory reports provide complete inventory transparency. Each transaction is documented and recorded, making cost center accounting easy.