The routes are now fully implemented and you can now use them in the supply chains.
Based on the supply chains that have already been planned (green check mark), you can see that you have already been able to save some time in planning thanks to ipolog due to the assignments in the decision tree, the automatic assignment of values from the quantity structure and the linking of stops to areas.
However, for the previously re-planned processes and routes, you will have to work manually again. In this planning step, the supply chain editor gives you the option to change the supply chain of each individual part in detail down to the part number level, if required.
You can update storage areas, sources, sinks, means of transport and the stocks in detail at each level.
After assigning part families to a standard supply chain, this step allows you to customize the supply chains individually for each part.
To do this, select the "Supply Chain Editor" submodule.
An overview of the General Functions of the Supply Chain Editor can be found here.
Due to the data quality of the LMG and the assignment of the corresponding parts to a grouping chain, the majority of the required information could already be filled in automatically (e.g. material areas, stops, etc.). The different inventory characteristics, which can be seen in the lower area for each process stage, are filled by ipolog with the help of standard values. Information on their calculation can be found here.
Set the following information in the supply chain editor accordingly for each grouping chain. Use the sorting function of the different columns of the LMG on the left side and the multiselect (shift + left mouse button) of multiple LOG IDs to speed up the input.
- select a grouping chain
- activate the sort function for a column of the LMG
- select if a part will be placed in a rack or on the floor
- select the specification of the box matrix
- select a trailer type
- Below the supply chains you can maintain the stocks - more info about the calculation of the stocks can be found here.
- Make sure that you assign a corresponding rack (e.g. flow rack_basic bay) in the supermarket and pre-assembly, if not already available (6).
- Check that you have assigned not only the single-variety perimeters but also the default grouping chains (7).
Standard Supply Chain
Check that the supply chain for each part is confirmed by a green check mark. Otherwise, follow the lines marked with a red exclamation mark.
If you have also previously created a standard supply chain, it is necessary to configure this as well. To do this, select all parts within a standard supply chain and switch to the view of the disposal chains (1). Now, at step 1, select the corresponding surface from the layout structure on which you want to collect the empties (2).
When selecting the material surface, make sure that the surface is assigned to a stop of the created route. Otherwise, no route can be selected.
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