Used in hundreds of facilities throughout the Americas and Europe, our sequencing solution has proven itself to be reliable and efficient. With standard communication interfaces for numerous automotive OEMs such as Ford, Chrysler, GM, Toyota, Nissan, and Tesla among others, our sequencing module manages the entire sequencing process from receipt and validation of the OEM broadcast to the final shipping stage.
Over 20 years later, our original customer from 1996 still uses our sequencing solutions. They, like many suppliers, have come to know the reliability of our software. Including not only cradle to grave part traceability but the support offered with it. For our customers, we offer 24/7 live support by trained technicians over phone and live chat in both English and Spanish.
Our sequencing software is a complete stand-alone solution compromised of multiple software modules. From the moment the broadcast is received until the final materials are shipped, be it pick and pack or build in sequence, the modules ensure a smooth process. Including easy integration with other Insequence modules, such as MES. Plus communication capabilities to 3rd party software like ERP systems.
Handheld PCs are fully supported by the SPD Pro sequencing and inventory modules. They can run the entire rack scan program for rack loading and for shipping. This allows operators to perform all scans from one mobile, handheld device, freely moving about the plant and accomplishing more than one task.
Sequencing information from OEM
Receipt and process of data into loads
Parts are sequenced
Commodities are shipped
Host: Receipt and processing of OEM communication
The SPD Pro Host module performs two primary jobs: receiving data and processing data. The Host establishes and maintains a persistent connection with the OEM and retrieves data from their system. It then verifies the data accuracy, translates the data into a format usable by the rest of the SPD Pro system, and sends the data to the Load Management module to be organized into shipping loads.
Each available host is unique to the OEM and the type of broadcast mechanism used. All SPD Pro Host modules allow users to view a log of raw broadcast data, edit the broadcast if necessary, view data on the main screen as it arrives and is processed, view any system messages, enter data manually if necessary, and make substitutions for the broadcast data if necessary. All of these features are essential to a successful SPD system.
Load Manager: Sequencing information into virtual loads or racks
The load management module receives the broadcast from the SPD Pro Host for distribution to the appropriate module within the SPD Pro System. Load management organizes the data into loads, also known as containers or racks, and assigns a unique ID to each load for traceability. It then automatically creates queues that are made available to the rack management module and MES module so that the operator may begin picking or manufacturing.
Load management also directs printing, determines rack and trailer loading patterns, manages exports to 3rd party systems, and allows timed load closing and timed rack shipping. In addition, it provides a method to edit part data if there is a part backorder, part replacement, or part cancellation.
The SPD Pro Rack Loading module is used in post-manufacturing rack loading and in (JIS) Just In Sequence, pick/pack processes. This module allows each part with a manufacturer’s bar-coded label to be scanned for accuracy. Once the part label is scanned, a sequence label which ties the part to a specific vehicle on the OEM assembly line is printed and placed on the part. The part is then loaded into a specific slot location in the sequenced rack. When the rack is complete, SPD Pro automatically prints a rack label.
The rack audit module allows fully loaded racks to be audited prior to shipping and also directs printing of verification labels, if needed. The shipping module can also be set to check the status of the audit prior to completing shipment.