Fully networked Material Flow in Logistics and Production

Processes in logistics and production are nowadays considered to be "integrated", but in many companies they are still in fact worlds apart, and only come into contact at the transfer points of materials and goods. This results in non-transparent and cumbersome processes, excessive warehouse and WIP stocks, and time and quality losses.
In this scenario, efficient production down to batch size 1 remains wishful thinking.

It doesn't have to be that way.

The integrative connection of warehouse management (WMS), transport control (WES) and production control system (MES) enables a higher level of transparency and efficiently interlinked processes to be achieved. This results in a high level of customer satisfaction and releases tied-up capital for important investments.

  • Connection of production machines to the WES via MES
  • Material transports synchronized with production processes
  • Demand-driven material supply to machines and supermarkets with the precise parts needed at a given point in time, and goods collection, by means of cranes, forklifts, tugger trains, conveyor systems, AGVs, etc.

viadat 9.0 and MES HYDRA from MPDV

  • Control and monitoring of material flow in warehouse and production
  • Inventory control for short-term production requirements
  • Management of minimum storage times as well as best-before and expiry dates
  • Visualization of material buffers in between operations
  • Control and management of production orders
  • Calculation of range of materials, intermediate products and semi-finished products
  • Control of eKanban and transports
  • Order-based assessment of transport requirements for the next shift
  • Change scenarios for 2- versus 3-shift production are coordinated using the WMS
  • Precise forecast of expected buffer stock development
  • Automatically updated ONLINE monitoring of production equipment
  • Needs-based provision logistics for residual requirements per order
  • Trend as well as limit alarm values that can trigger workflows in the WMS
  • Event-controlled alternative transport sequences
  • Variable transport units per operation
  • Expiry date as a trigger for transport
  • Complete batch traceability