Kors Engineering, a service provider for manufacturing and industrial organizations, announced the successful deployment at Metal Forming and Coining Corporation (MFC) of an inventory control tool to automate its manufacturing process. The output of machine presses is now automatically segregated into bins of good and occasional bad parts which results in a more accurate inventory of good parts, saving time and resources.
The automated process integrates with SaaS ERP solution Plex Online to sort and track all parts manufactured, eliminating the need for manual input from floor operators. Prior to the adoption of the inventory tool, occasional operator input errors required time consuming and expensive manual inventories to reconcile accurate inventory counts. Automation also eliminated the need to stop automated presses to record output, freeing operators to conduct other activities.
“Keeping an accurate inventory is one of the most important things we can do to ensure our manufacturing processes are as efficient as possible,” said MFC Corporation Materials Manager Holly Noonan. “Prior to automating the reporting function our inventory was inaccurate, requiring us to carry a larger amount of raw materials than we actually needed for production. Now, instead of several people working many hours to perform physical inventories, we merely pull the data from Plex Online.”
MFC manufactures cold-formed components used in several applications with a strong focus on the powertrain area. They serve many markets, including automotive, industrial, and agricultural with both low- and high-volume programs.
Kors Engineering is a service provider for manufacturing and municipal organizations looking to optimize technology and integrate systems. With expertise in automation, controls, systems integration and energy management, Kors Engineering delivers quantifiable results in cost reductions, time savings, and labor efficiencies. For more information, visit www.korsengineering.com.
Plex Systems, Inc. is the developer of Plex Online, a software as a service (SaaS) solution for the manufacturing enterprise. Founded in 1995, Plex Systems is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan with customers around the globe. More information is online at www.plex.com.