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PFEP Logistics App

Overview

The Proplanner PFEP (Plan for Every Part) Materials Handling Database is an app for storing logistics and materials handling information.

PFEP defines where parts are received, stored and delivered in the plant, as well as how the material is moved.  PFEP is accessed through the Assembly Planner application.

Why PFEP?

Many companies store detailed logistics information within one or multiple spreadsheets or MS Access databases.  With this approach, part data often becomes quickly obsolete, and it is difficult for multiple users to access the data at the same time.  Logistics data needs to be up to date, accessible, and easy to analyze. 

Part Data Accuracy

Proplanner's PFEP approach is designed to synchronize with the Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) that come from Product Engineering, as well as updated Line Balancing task (and subsequent part) assignments that come from Process Engineering. 

With these upstream integrations, changes to a line balance or a product line's BOM can quickly and accurately be identified and addressed.  PFEP flags required part location changes to quickly and easily categorize parts into those that need to be relocated from, added to, or removed from each workstation and supermarket. 

Logistics Execution

PFEP can drive part replenishment on the factory floor.  

eKanban tracks the pull of empty containers and the replenishment of full containers within a manual Kanban system.  With eKanban, engineers can see the min, max, and average part replenishment time, as well as the number of times each container has cycled during the past shift, day, week, etc. 

eKitting generates pick-lists for parts required from supermarkets to meet specific needs of a product (or workstation) on the assembly line.  With eKitting, PFEP creates ordered pick-lists for each unit (or batch of units) released to the line, and send these pick-lists to hand-held scanners or printers connected to the internet, or intranet.

Logistics Analysis

eKanban and eKitting create actionable information about part replenishment lead times and container cycling counts.  With this information, engineers can accurately adjust part and container quantities at each location to better reflect actual inventory requirements based upon the current responsiveness of the plant's internal logistics system.  These adjustments to quantities can be made within the PFEP application's executions module, and containers will be immediately dispatched or retracted as requested. 

Benefits

  • Allows ability to know where each part is consumed at any given time.
  • Eliminates static material handling documents and instead automatically updates logistics data to reflect engineering design and process changes.
  • Drastically reduces manual data-entry errors and part shortages on the shop floor.
  • Generates part and rack labels in same system as data is managed.
  • Allows engineers to adapt easily to part and container quantity and delivery requirements as design and process requirements change.
 
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Additional Documents

PFEP Case Study

 

PFEP Case Study - Ag/Construction Equipment

Plan For Every Part Logistics System Rules

 

PFEP Rules

 

      

 

 

Shop Floor Execution Systems

PFEP Kanban Replenishment Workflow 

eKanban

You can't improve what you can't measure. Start capturing statistics, and recieving performance alerts, on the efficiency and operation of your Kanban system today!

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PFEP eKitting Workflow 

eKitting

Stop wasting time and money trying to force your ERP system to create supermarket-specific kits of parts for unique product configurations.

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