A wide variety of materials are used in production. In order to minimize storage times and costs, the materials must be “just-in-time”; – at the right time – in the right place. Challenges in this ordering and delivery process are the often different designations for materials and components at the participating companies. These different names are matched manually to avoid errors. This is very time-consuming and increases the risk of misdeliveries, which can delay the entire production process.
To meet this challenge, the order is digitized and data is generated. These can be shared among the various actors in manufacturing. Data on order quantity or delivery capacity ensure a smooth process as soon as each participant can use it.
A mapping service is used to translate different terms and to align terms in the orders. In this way, the right terminology is automatically transmitted to the recipient.
If the data is shared with the Data Intelligence Hub, not only can the data records be visualized, but data protection is also guaranteed by the roles and rights system. If all relevant information reaches the participants, the error rate can be reduced and manual effort can be saved. Furthermore, the digital solution speeds up the material ordering process and makes it more reliable. Thus, all parties involved benefit from the intelligent ordering process.