WISL Process Analysis
Central to WISL Process Analysis is the
maintenance capability for product formulations and dunnage requirements for the
development of a bill of materials for production batches. A calculation process is
performed upon batch production activity and updates are automatically performed on the
raw materials inventory(this feature requires implementation of WISLs Process
Facilities are also included to maintain
inventory from raw materials purchasing/receiving and manual adjustments. These latter
facilities are based on RF technology. RF based facilities are also included to provide
for financial and cycle inventory counts. Interfaces are supported to the corporate
financial and preventive maintenance systems.
Server: Open Systems
- UNIX; AIX, Solaris
- Windows Server
- Linux; Redhat
Workstation: Text or GUI apps, anything that runs
AccuTerm terminal emulation ; text only apps, dumb terminal that emulates industry
standard term types
- Windows PC
- Thin client
- Various dumb terminals
RF terminals: Handheld or vehicle mount, may be
utilized. The user interface is text based and typically the manufacturer supplied
terminal emulation facilities are utilized.
Third Party Software
- IBMs UniVerse DBMS
- AccuSofts terminal emulation package
RF Data Collection and Barcode Printing Hardware
WISL prefers to supply all RF data
collection and barcode printing hardware to insure compatibility with WISL software
applications, durability and ongoing support. WISL recommends Symbol for RF and Zebra for
printing barcode labels.
WISL Software Modules
WISL Process Management(WPA)
WISL PA requires the establishment of an
SKU record for each raw material component of finished products. WISL will assist in
converting existing file to help establish the raw material SKU data base.
Upon creation of the raw material SKU records the
bill of materials records must be created using the raw material SKU records as
components. Here again WISL may assist in generating bills of materials records from
The raw materials inventory file must also be
initialized with on-hand raw materials figures.
Below is an image of the system flow of
A production batch is recorded as planned
and the raw material inventory commitment is automatically updated.
A production batch is designated as released and
the raw material inventory actual is automatically updated.
A production batch is completed and the raw
material inventory commitment and actual figures are adjusted from planned to actual.
Periodic inventory audits may be performed on raw
An RF based control routine run on a portable data
collection/scanner unit is utilized for inventory audit.
Facilities to adjust inventory based on audit
results are available.
Automatic interfaces transfer inventory
information to corporate financial and preventive maintenance systems.
Extensive reporting is available including export
capabilities to interface with desktop analytical facilities such as spreadsheets or