ERP - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE       for the textile industry

 

 

 

ERP - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE       for the textile industry

OUR MISSION:


An in-depth knowledge of the textile sector and it's requirements allows the group's staff more than 70 professionals to develop state of the art projects using the best available technologies to help each company manage their information and their corporate relationships.

 


Object analysis
• Visual development with 4th generation PRO-IV language
• Solutions based on relational database ORACLE
• Use of standard environments and open Operative Systems (Unix, Linux, Windows Server)
• The new version of PRO-IV (release 6.2) is created to operate on the Internet Explorer browser
• Easily linkable to most modern external systems such as e-mail or Microsoft Office, because it is developed following international standards

ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING :

It's the pulsing engine of the Information Management system, which covers all the internal needs of SMEs, from active cycle to the passive one, from production progress to needs analysis, from samples to costs and quality control.

A moderrn information system, user-friendly in graphics, projected and realized only for the textile and clothes sector, as a result of thirty-year experience that we have acquired in the field, through which it was possible to develop a business model which can reduce timings and costs at a maximum level.

It allows the management of all the complex phases of textile factory, in its various specializations.

The information are centralized in a single database (ORACLE) and given in a simple and safe way, and they are available at any time and place without increasing company resources.

The system ensures an immediate return on investments and overall optimizes those already made, thanks to its integration with already existing systems.

It can be progressively introduced with a minimum impact on corporate organization, thanks to the flexibility of the software modules that compose it:

 

SALES MODULE :

Through the configuration of the necessary modules, sales office has a real operation panel to monitor the company and keep it under control, in order then to take startegic decisions and manage daily problems, in a user-friendly way, by optimizing the resources and satisfying customers.

  1. Budget control

  2. Control and service of clients portfolio

  3. Full information on orders

  4. Full information on price lists

  5. Full information on samplings

  6. Control on areas and on sales force

  7. Sales force Automation

  8. Commercial documents management

  9. Credit controls

 

1)Budget control:

Constantly monitoring and comparing seasonal budget with prior periods is nowadays a must to intervene in time to reach the goals, the BI Business Intelligence module allows to set in a very easy way all the reports for a synthetic or detailed analysis for quantities and values, its composition for products, areas, sales force etc..

Reports setting cryterias can be easily set and in different and multiple graphic versions, partially already set thanks to our experience in the textile clothing.

All the provided reports can be customized accordingly to corporate specific needs, without any need of programming technical intervention, this means without any additional cost.

 

2) Control and service of clients portfolio :

Through the ERP and WEB modules it offers a constant service to customers, thanks to an easily consultation tool, complete with all the necessary information, always up to date, such as:

  1. The situation of orders in progress and production development step by step

  2. The situation of shipped orders with items tracking

  3. Price lists and commercial documents

To Loyalize more and more clients means reducing back office services.

ERP also allows to constantly monitor clients portfolio, their history and orders progress, through easy to set up and consult summary reports.

 

3) Full informtion on orders :

ERP offers summary reports which can control products sales divided into areas and sales force, either direct or indirect, their changes compared to previous periods and their deviations from initial goals.

It constantly monitors, against made orders, the progress of the manifacturing process and items delivery, allowing you to quickly intervene in case of deviations and to inform the client in time, besides it also allow you to manage:

 

  1. The calculation of order actual delivery date through MRP II.

  2. The order changes by the client, evan at an advantage stage of production.

  3. The blocked orders and the subsequent provisions, with the possibility of changing the article and the variant, at any time of disposition issued against the contract

  4. Sample orders, production orders and amending documents .

  5. All the comments, even multilingual, which will automatically appear on the documents where they have to be printed (shipping documents, invoices, credit notes, confirmations, offers and packing lists).

 

4) Full price lists information :

ERP allows you to set and change price lists on the basis of production costs, trade costs and structure costs, ensuring a constant control of operating margins, which also consider commissions (divisible to order for more percipients) and additional costs for CIF transport.

The system effettively allows you to manage any kind of increase for sampling, volumes, chromatic features, area, agent or client.

A powerful unit for “costs simulation” also allows you to adapt the product cost form to order or client's need, by simulating first and then fixing components and production process features, to the redefinition of final price list. In any case on the basis of any change, price lists are constantly updated to always guarantee a perfect symmetry with the offers issued.

All this is available for consultation in any time both inside the company or outside, either for sales management or for the agents.

 

5) Full information on samplings :

ERP allows you to have always updated information on samplings and automathically deal with samples through bar code scanners, store download, create shipping documents and issue bullettins of the main express couriers.

It also allows you to dispatch the valid samples or the ones to be replaced without modifying the original order, but directly during the shipment.

 

6) Control on areas and on sales force :

BI offers summary reports which can constantly monitor the performance of direct sales force and agents for any product, area and clients, accordingly to the assigned budgets and goals compared to previuos periods, so it becomes an indispensable and shared tool to control and/or intervene in time in case of problematic areas.

All the reports are already pre-set and easy to use and can be updated in real time, in absolute economy and without involving technical resources.

ERP offers the possibility to improve the performances and also quality of its sales force thanks to the sharing of a wide range of information in full safety, 24/7 available and everywhere, which can also be shared with final customers.

 

7) Sales force automation :

FIERE enables you to capture T+CC and Samples orders directly at your stand during the exhibition through optical or palmtop scanners, and it can be easily integrated with any kind of management information system. It gives you in real time the progress of the collection, the winning items, the rejected ones, the showings compared to previous exhibitions and full customer information.

At the end of the exhibition you can get reports with items quantity to be produced, and the orders can be directly forwarded to the central system, without any additional step and use of resources.

CRM enables you to use smart phones or latest generation tablets, synchronized with company ERP to capture orders, track them, made changes etc.. All in maximum safety and reliability.

 

8) Commercial documents management :

ERP allows you to print all the documents, including bank slips and stamped paper, in PDF standard size on A4 sheets. All the documents can be customized with company logo in black and white or color.

Each document is authomatically filed with the possibility to eliminate and reduce to the minimum paper files and printings, with a consequent optimization and saving of back office resources. At any time and place, in fact, any company operator can find a document of interest, display it and send it by email, without printing or phisically storing it

 

9) Credit control :

ERP makes available and provides the manager and each internal reference an up-to-date check for loans to customers, also without specific accounting notios, the system provides customers bank statements and displays the content of each document.

Every action (call, fax or e-mail) can be recorded in the bank statement through an integrated notebook, in order to share information between all stakeholders. All this in full autonomy and ease, saving time and reducing the use of administrative resources.

 

PRODUCTION MODULE :

Optimizing the productive activity and better planning resources and machinery to the maximum costs and time efficiency has nowadays become essential, to improve and guarantee quality through a constant monitoring system means to reduce any waste.

 

  1. Technical sheets and product coding

  2. Cad/Cam

  3. Prototypes and samples

  4. Needs definition to plan purchase orders and dispositions

  5. Production and sampling costs control

  6. Quality control

  7. Direct connection to the control centres and third party workers

  8. Data collection in the production departments

 

1) Technical sheets and product coding :

Yarns, Fabrics, Accessories and Items of Clothing.

Commercial Features

Multilingual and customizable for area, agent, client or single order, without changing the technical features. All the personalizations are authomatically considered from the system upon order's issue, labels and invoicing and shipping documents issue.

 

Technical Features

Of the basic statement and productive cycle, such as i.e, the management of warping and weaving notes with the repetitions and the true of fabrics drawings, the management of framework and the LICCIATE and the management of conditioning, wash after wash, client by client. It also enables you to authomatically translate the quantities of lenght (mt, sqmt and yard), weight (gr and ounces) and height (cm and inches)

 

2) Cad e Cam :

The system is integrated for Jacquard weaving and dobby and enables to:

  • Produce any kind of fabrics (clothing, shirts, tapestry, tablecloths, blankets etc.)

  • Transfer the drawing to the frame in electronic format.

  • Draw the fabrics, create a fabric simulation and give a copy to the client for confirmation before producing the sample

  • Calculate the consumption of the fabric, fabric weights, the consumption of the yarn, fiber composition, estimated costs and time.

 

3) Prototypes and samples :

ERP Module enables the management of prototypes and samples realization without setting the traditional product technical datasheets.

It allows you, in fact, to manage the production progress of T+CC and MT samples by diversifying it from production orders and defining the resources to be used to get an estimated final cost.

 

4) Needs definition and production planning :

PLAN enables, on the basis of orders book and dispositions to define the needs and then authomatically suggests the purchasing of raw and production materials; all in accordance with the stated delivery times, stocks optimization and machineries planning.

Authomatic control allows you to always keep the situation under control, optimize the resources and intervene in case of delays.

The system then allows you to always inform the sales about potential delays on orders delivery.

 

5) Production and sampling costs control :

ERP and PLAN enables you to get a quick complete analysis of production costs and times.

Thus offers you a huge competitive advantage, in a sector where the high customization requested by clients and the continuous changes of the collections, don't easily permit the standardization of productive processess and an exact estimate of costs and times.

 

6) Quality control :

ERP allows a constant quality control at any stage of the production process, by giving you the possibility to intervene in time accordingly to delivery times and reducing discards and waste of raw materials.

It controls any kind of tolerance among the ordered, producted and shipped quantities, with different alarm levels able to prevent the deviation between the standard and the actual weight of single lots, the qualitative deviation and the positional defectiveness, the difference between the total amount ordered and the quantities produced, the lenghtening or shortening due to finishing.

The finished product, so, will be able to guarantee the maximum quality and conformity to the selected sample, in respect of costs, margins and times, to the benefit of company's and customer's satisfaction.

 

7) Direct connection to the control centers and outdoor workers :

WEB module allows, through an internet access, a direct connection to the quantitative and qualitative control centers of your client.

It allows you to receive and send all the certification information for the producted items and authomatically places them on the shippings, without any additional work for your back office resources.

 

8) Data collection in the production departments :

MONITOR module enables you data detection from production departments to monitor the progress of production and workers in the divisions, the main goals of the detection are local and independent management of the productive deviations from the scheduled planning, and data collection from production plants with related monitoring through synoptic systems.

The system allows you to deal with the various types of corporates in the textile sector by offering you an extreme modularity, satisfies any kind of industrial structure also in plants with different geograpichal location.

The industrial terminalrs with the production device (loom, warping machine, sizing machine, balance) to

to catch the machine status signals and manage the operations of the workers to guarantee full compliance with the standards for industrial use.

Production Scheduling

 

This product is the existing most advanced on the market of textile scheduling, studied for years by the experience of our customers, has 48 successful installations ranging in all areas of the textile industry.

Its main features are:

In layers Scheduling with heuristic calculations with finite or infinite capacity.

Planning for each type of machine for the processing of raw materials, yarns, warps, weaving, finishing, dyeing etc. ...

Control of necessary component materials

Creation of working arrangements starting from planning

Load of departments

Statistics of the best schedules

Tools managing

Management of confirmations and reserves dissolution for items delivery

The scheduling of productive resources combined with the control of the necessary components is the most effective that can be implemented in the organization of a textile company; this enables you to always have under control your customer's order to grant him the right delivery, the most important thing in the production cycle.

TECHNOLOGY:

Craamer Textile Consulting

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