Original Date: 05/08/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Production Control Super Cribs
McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (MDA)-St. Louis installed a Noran bar coding system utilizing radio frequency data transmission within its warehouse facility in 1994 to eliminate manual recordkeeping methods and inconsistent material distribution techniques.
MDA-St. Louis’ goal for implementation of this new technology will be to establish consolidation of its Materials Management Department into one enterprise group responsible for all inventory control functions across the entire company. This will improve inventory accuracy and provide better utilization of manpower in the material control process. Additionally, this process will include the establishment of an inventory shortage reporting process and provide an accurate account of inventory for distributing all internal and external work orders.
The automation of MDA-St. Louis’ inventory tracking and control system and the utilization of system pull manufacturing methods will enable MDA-St. Louis to accomplish just-in-time delivery of kitted parts to the shop floor. The use of this new production control system will provide reduced inventory levels, improved return on net assets, increased turns of tangible inventory, improved productivity, increased part accountability, and improved performance measurement reporting.
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