TASK FOR IPOSYSTEM
The IPOsystem was expected to deal with three basic tasks. First, the system had to be able to react immediately to rapidly changing conditions set by customers. The order specifications are updated frequently, which is typical for the railway traction industry. The required delivery times change daily, and so do the quantities in the orders. The system gives the ability to track the progress of order execution in real time and to change the dates and priorities of orders at any time. This immediately results in commands issued to the employees. As a result, they always carry out the most urgent work, and the Company's management can track the progress of the order execution as well as financial status of each order. The second role of the System is the autonomous balancing of needs in terms of minimum stocks for parts and semi-finished products. The Company widely uses the extensive functionality of "self-production" where the System independently, constantly balancing the needs arising from orders and analyzing the available resources and the defined optimal production batch, autonomously, with no human engagement launches orders with the appropriate completion date, priority and quantity. The IPOsystem analyzes data and makes decisions in real time, which result into work orders issued to production department employees. The third key task is to balance purchasing needs and generate constant, current information on the demand, along with the quantity and deadlines. The system has a built-in balancing mechanism, but the advantage of IPOsystem is direct connection with actual data on the production hall, which is of particular importance, given the Company's specificity - frequent variations in priorities and deadlines. The FUK company has been successfully using the IPOsystem for a number of years, and many features currently available in the System had arisen during this implementation.