Improve Distribution and Manufacturing Operations with Material Flow Analysis
With enVista’s material flow analysis (MFA), your company will be able to design and implement improved distribution and manufacturing operations, processes and information systems that can reduce operating costs, improve customer service and ultimately improve profitability.
The purpose of the Material Flow Analysis is to look at a business in a mathematical way, identify any problems in the material flow and informational flow, and at the same time, identify opportunities for improvement. The information that comes out of a Material Flow Analysis also gives the project team the ability to make objective decisions for the design of the new facility. For example, the profile will help decide whether it makes sense to create a “primary pick” area or to pick orders in batch instead of discretely.
This material flow analysis is the foundational piece of the warehouse design process that involves eliciting data, documenting, analyzing, communicating, tracking, validating, and verifying all the requirements that everyone thinks should be part of the project.