Javelin Goes Mobile at Southern
Javelin, the flexible, scalable and intelligent production planning and control system will be showing its new mobile wireless functionality on stand Q43, at the Southern Manufacturing Exhibition on February 13 and 14, at FIVE, in Farnborough (www.industrysouth.co.uk).
There is something in the latest release, Javelin 2013r1, to improve processes for every manufacturer.
Data monitoring stock in and out is now gathered wirelessly and transmitted from hand-held devices such as scanners and tablets running terminal servers. Specific displays have been created to run on the small screens that these devices have. It enables barcode scanning to pick, locate and check stock, including confirmation that the correct stock is being despatched at the time of picking...all done wirelessly.
CRM includes a prospects database so that records can be held on a prospect without adding them as a customer. Users set their own classifications about what information is recorded, and it can all be linked to quotations and sales orders. An automatic, fully configurable link ensures that raising a quotation creates a diarised follow-up action.
A new Multi Sales Issue function overcomes the time-consuming task of picking stock for individual Sales Orders. Stock can now be picked by customer, date, or even by the part itself, as well as the specific Sales Order, saving considerable time for companies shipping hundreds of items a day.
Similar time savings are achieved for companies needing serial traceability, by using Serial Numbers Scan which can scan to select or deselect. “If you’re issuing 90 parts from a box of 100, you need only scan ten on ‘deselect,’ and it will keep those on stock while registering the others as having been despatched,” says General Manager Paul Holmes. “Or if you’re only sending a small number of items, you simply scan those on ‘select’.”
Program Nesting exports static nests to third-party software, such as a CAD package, for material optimization and CNC coding. “That will then cover the whole nest with a series of programs. One nest may need ten programs to run ten times each, and some just once. Importing that information back into Javelin ensures Shop Floor Data Capture records against individual program runs rather than the entire nest.”
Javelin: Stand Q43