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SIPLACE Software Organizes Material Flow
The SIPLACE Material Manager closes the gap between the ERP system and the shop floor.
Munich, Germany — ASM Assembly Systems is expanding its SIPLACE software suite with the SIPLACE Material Manager. The new program communicates with popular ERP systems and enhances them with special functionalities for SMT-specific material logistics. On the production side, the SIPLACE Material Manager works with software modules like the SIPLACE Setup Center to improve the material management in electronics production. It administers SMT materials on the package level across multiple storage locations, generates pick lists, controls warehouse systems from Kardex and other manufacturers, monitors MSD exposure times and accepts consumption data directly from the SIPLACE machines.

Because of its modular design, the software can be quickly installed with basic functionalities and subsequently expanded by adding more modules. The software closes the gap between the ERP system and the shop floor, optimizes material logistics through consistent workflows, and minimizes material-related production stops. Material-related production stops continue to be everyday occurrences in many electronics plants.

Optimizing material flow management becomes increasingly important as the number of setup and product changeovers keeps rising. This gap between the ERP system and the shop floor has been closed by interfacing with the ERP system and the Setup Center and other modules from the SIPLACE software suite. It transparently captures inventories in the main component warehouse as well as in the setup preparation area and on the SMT lines using unique IDs down to the package level.

The system provides support with data imported from the ERP system, UID assignments and label printing. It creates path-optimized pick lists and lets users verify withdrawals by scanning the items. A special strength of the software is its ability to control automatic component storage systems, as well as the management of moisture-sensitive devices.

Contact: ASM Assembly Systems, LLC, 3975 Lakefield Court, Suite 106, Suwanee, GA 30024 770-797-3000 fax: 770-797-3091 E-mail: Web:

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