For every machine, dr.corr automatically creates a schedule that assures on-time delivery for every order, making sure the production sequence is optimal for the machine. New orders are integrated into that schedule automatically, the planning horizon automatically adapts to the machine load.
The planner's job is to verify that schedule, then to launch it into production, or he revises and adapts the system created schedule to his own requirements and ideas.
The new schedule for the corrugator is always ready, the system creates it automatically and adapts it to changes in the conversion machine schedules, or when new orders arrive.
With one click, the planner sees how many hours the new schedule will take, which roll sizes are needed, and of course also where there are problems that require his intervention.
One more click, and the system shows an alternative schedule that eliminates a little used roll size - without looking at details he shapes the new schedule's structure and sequence of flute types and roll sizes.
After that high level pre-planning he takes care of problem orders or short runs, the system helps him implement his own creative ideas and solutions.
The Shipping module lists all orders that are ready to ship, plus all that are scheduled and will be ready shortly, separate by customer. Each order (and each customer) shows its approximate percentage of a truckload, calculated by the system using a formula that can follow the plant's specific rules.
Each customer appears on a map with a tag showing that percentage, making it easy to group shipments by region to fill a truck.
The shipping department thus creates with the dr.corr shipping module loading lists complete with route information, arrival and unloading times at each customer, and the time the truck is expected back.
With one click, the customers receive an email with details on orders, quantities and arrival times.
dr.corr connects on-line to any modern corrugator, automatically transmits the new schedule to its control computer, and automatically registers production progress, produced quantities, downtimes and more.
Next to each machine a dr.corr terminal shows the orders to produce and captures good and waste quantities as well as downtimes and quality checks.
When major downtime occurs, the entire plant's schedules adjust automatically, bottlenecks or delays are recognized - and avoided - early on.
The dr.corr warehouse allows you to keep track of your intermediate and finished goods storage. Using tablets with barcode scanners attached, the forklift drivers report all movements of each pallet into the warehouse, to a converting machine or to a truck for shipping.
Thus, dr.corr knows at any time where each pallet of every order is located, no pallet can be lost and no extensive searching for pallets is needed any more.
Additionally you can easily plot your storage area(s) in dr.corr and monitor the capacity and the filling level of each storage location.
dr.corr prints pallet labels that have a modern design, containing all required items of information, complete with artwork, logos and bar codes (also in 2D).
Each plant has standard labels for shipping to the customer as well as for internal transport, plus customer specific labels that add a particular bar code or special field, or that have a completely custom design.
Label printing occurs in real time directly at the machine (or at the stacker), each pallet has its own unique ID (SSCC), each individual label shows the exact quantity on the corresponding pallet.
Each machine reports live and in real time at which speed it is running, or since what time it has been in downtime, and for what reason. All that information appears in the Plant Overview, your "windows onto the plant" with its reassuring clarity allows users to react quickly when an emergency arises.
Sales agents depend on reliable machine load figures, permanently up-to-date, presented so they can be checked by a glance, enabling them to promise realistic due dates.
dr.corr's Dashboard presents the above live data, along with an abundance of other live information, allowing users to drill into dedicated and more detailed screens for further research.
drcorr.live is a web-based application that gives authorized users access to dr.corr from anywhere, without the need to be connected to the plant's network. It can be accessed from smartphones, tablets or PCs. The presentation adapts automatically to the screen size.
It already offers a large variety of features:
During production, dr.corr collects a huge amount of very detailed data, and a variety of reports sorts, summarizes and presents the resulting figures so that it becomes easy to recognize great performance just as well as weak points that offer opportunity for improvement.
"If you can't measure it, you can't improve it." - dr.corr is key to collecting and analyzing performance data.
dr.corr uses modern interfaces to receive - in real time - incoming production orders from the ERP, as well as other data like the roll stock, or incoming deliveries of sheets.
Machine load, order progress, production details and lots more are available to the ERP in dr.corr's database, or via information exchange using readily available interfaces.
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