RFID tracking of manufacturing processes with GR-MAKE

GlobeRanger’s manufacturing assembly and Kanban Engine

GR-MAKE offers RFID tracking of manufacturing processes and gives manufacturers an accessible method of improving their manufacturing process. Implementation of GR-Make leads to increased productivity, leaner inventories, and fewer errors.

GR-MAKE enables lean manufacturing by preventing inventory imbalances. It tracks and manages manufacturing equipment and tools; as well as supporting a wide variety of hardware devices and hardware infrastructure arrangements.

GR-MAKE increases manufacturing productivity and reduces costs

GR-MAKE includes the following applications.

  • Work-in-Process (WIP) tracking on manufacturing assembly floor
  • Manufacturing tools and equipment tracking
  • Kanban system for managing incoming supplies to the manufacturing floor

Manufacturing process tracking: What is GR-MAKE?

GR-MAKE enables lean manufacturing by preventing inventory imbalances. It tracks and manages the flow of supplies to the manufacturing floor, as well as tracking and managing manufacturing equipment and tools.

GlobeRanger’s GR-MAKE supports a wide variety of hardware devices and hardware infrastructure arrangements, similar to those displayed in a typical manufacturing floor, as illustrated in the following figure.

manufacturing-floor

GR-MAKE enables Work-in-Processing tracking on the manufacturing assembly floor. Its Kanban engine tracks and manages the flow of incoming supplies to the manufacturing floor, enabling a Just-in-Time (JIT) environment.

How does GR-MAKE help my manufacturing businesses?

RFID tracking of manufacturing processes offers manufacturers an accessible method of improving their manufacturing process. This leads to increased productivity, leaner inventories, and fewer errors.

GR-MAKE is flexible, user configurable and provides the necessary features and tools to facilitate a leaner inventory and increased productivity.

Since the 1940s, manufacturers have been looking for ways to improve their manufacturing processes. Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement are standard-bearers for increased productivity and return on infrastructure.

GR-MAKE features & benefits

The following table describes key features and benefits to customers of GR-MAKE.

Features Benefits
Enables Lean Manufacturing Maintains the optimal flow of supplies to the manufacturing floor to enable a Just-in-Time environment
Incoming Inventory Management Manages inventory by providing re-stock and other alerts so supplies can be ordered in a timely fashion preventing disruptions in the manufacturing line
Provides Edge Business Processing and Real-Time Reconciliation Flexible rules engine allows customer-specific business rules concerning inventory and asset movement. At the point of action you can identify exceptions and trigger alerts and notifications, thus reducing the impact of errors and improving operational flow
Reduces Operational Costs Automates manual functions, reduces costs and delays, prevents inventory build-up, as well as improves asset utilization and productivity

GR-MAKE technical specification

GR-MAKE runs on most Microsoft platforms from Microsoft Windows XP to the newest Microsoft Windows Servers.

Readers are connected through a GlobeRanger iMotion™ EdgeWare™ server which filters and interprets the reader data for GR-MAKE. Users can easily configure business rules concerning inventory and asset movement. Triggers can be set so alerts and notifications are automatically sent at a given point of action or transition.

GR-MAKE is built on proven building blocks like GlobeRanger’s iMotion platform and Solution Accelerators, and the same robust data engine that powers GlobeRanger’s asset management application, GR-AWARE. It also provides a user-friendly environment to configure custom solutions without the cost of custom development. This lowers the total cost of ownership by reducing cost, complexity and shortening time to solution.