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Unlock visibility and efficiency with Inpixon RTLS material flow tracking. Gain real-time control over material movements from supply chain to production. Enhance inventory management, streamline production, reduce costs, and improve quality.

Greater Efficiency with Real-Time Tracking and Analysis of the Material Flow

Our Real-Time Tracking and Analysis system, powered by RTLS (Real-Time Location System) technology and our comprehensive RTLS platform, transforms how businesses monitor and manage their material flow.

With our solution, you gain real-time visibility into the movement of materials throughout your facility or supply chain. Every item is tagged and tracked with precision, allowing you to monitor its journey from point of origin to destination instantaneously.

But it's not just about tracking. Our RTLS platform offers powerful analytics capabilities, providing actionable insights into material flow patterns, dwell times, bottlenecks, and potential areas for improvement. With this data-driven approach, you can streamline processes, optimize resource allocation, and ultimately enhance productivity and profitability.

Moreover, our solution seamlessly integrates data with other systems, ensuring that information flows effortlessly across your organization. Whether it's your ERP system, WMS , or MES, our RTLS platform enables cohesive data exchange, facilitating holistic decision-making and operational synergy.

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Benefits of RTLS for Material Flow Tracking & Analysis

Example Uses for
Material Flow Tracking

  • Inventory Management and Tracking of Warehouse Movements.
    Utilize RTLS for precise inventory localization and tracking of assets within warehouses. Implement MFT to monitor material flow, automate inventory updates, and prevent shortages or overstocks. This ensures precise monitoring of material flow from the supply chain to production.
  • Automated Production Line Control.

    Integrate RTLS into manufacturing lines for real-time tracking of production steps. Material flow tracking enables adaptive control of the production line to avoid bottlenecks and maximize efficiency.
  • Just-in-Time Production.

    Utilize RTLS to monitor parts' precise real-time locations, ensuring timely availability for production. Leverage material flow tracking and analysis for precise scheduling, facilitating efficient Just-in-Time production.
  • Traceability and Quality Control.

    Link RTLS with material flow tracking to accurately trace the origin of products and components. In case of quality issues, swiftly respond, identify, and isolate affected batches with MFT.
  • Optimize Material Lead Time in Production.

    Streamline your production process by optimizing the lead time of materials. Monitor the time taken for materials to move from entrance to exit, reducing cycle time and boosting production throughput rate. Take action to accelerate material processing, enhancing your overall efficiency.
  • Streamline Workflow.

    Resolve transportation bottlenecks for seamless material flow and address inventory issues to minimize retrieval delays, optimizing your production processes for greater efficiency.
  • Minimize Downtime and Costs.

    By resolving bottlenecks, minimize downtime linked to production delays, ultimately reducing costs and maximizing profitability.
  • Optimize Inventory Levels and Accuracy.

    Utilize MFT to track inventory movements in real-time, optimizing inventory turnover frequency and reducing inventory costs per unit. This ensures improved inventory accuracy and more precise inventory forecasts, mitigating the risk of stockouts or overstocks.
  • Enhance Quality Control.

    Employ MFT to monitor material flow and identify quality deviations early in the production process. This leads to a higher first-pass quality rate, reduced rework rate, and lower percentage of defective products in the total output, thereby decreasing scrap costs.
  • Streamline Delivery Times and Production Capacity.

    Implement MFT to streamline production processes and ensure on-time delivery by effectively managing material flow. This optimization results in better utilization of production capacity, as evidenced by a higher production capacity utilization rate.
  • Reduce Waiting Times and Downtime.

    Utilize MFT to reduce waiting times and downtime by maintaining continuous material movement throughout the production process. By maximizing machine utilization and minimizing average waiting time, companies can achieve higher productivity levels and reduce operational inefficiencies. 

How Material Flow Tracking & Analysis Works with Inpixon RTLS

Material flows and their relationships can be analyzed in real-time or retrospectively using Inpixon RTLS. Inpixon records precise timestamps (day/hour:minute:second) for the entry and exit of each zone, accurately calculating dwell time to the second. The final status provides total transit time across all zones and intermediate transit times per asset/package/material flow relationship.
By leveraging historical data on completed transports and dwell times at nodes, comprehensive process optimizations of material flows can be conducted. This data is seamlessly transferable to various systems like MES, ERP, or other planning software for in-depth analysis and decision-making.

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