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Welcome to Factory Flow

Welcome to the 1st ever newsgroup dedicated to Material Handling and Material Flow simulation with Factory Flow from EDS PLM Solutions. We are just a few weeks away from releasing Factory Flow version 8.0. The most powerful, complete, integrated material flow simulation solution yet.

Good Luck and hope this newsgroup serves you well.

Regards
Shree Moorthy
Best Regards,
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Shreekanth Moorthy
Product Manager :: Factory Products
Manufacturing Planning Solutions
EDS PLM Solutions
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What is Factory Flow?
Factory Flow is an integrated material handling system in a visual environment that enables engineers to analyze their AutoCAD / Factory CAD layouts by using part routing information, material storage needs, material handling equipment specifications and part packaging (containerization) information. Factory Flow is used for optimizing layouts based on material flow distances, frequency and costs. It uses aisle network information to find the shortest distance between any two points to identify the closest incoming dock and the closest storage area to the part's point of use. Material flow studies are usually performed on alternate layout configurations and the alternatives are automatically compared to determine which layout is better. Factory Flow is also used to compute material handling equipment requirements and optimized tugger (milk-run) routes. Furthermore, it allows users to use the available container information to auto-populate containers and bins on storage areas and shelves to be able to create operator walk paths. You could also track micro activities associated with the indirect labor cost of material handling. For instance, time is spent on walking or cutting cardboard boxes.

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Re: Welcome to Factory Flow

Shree,
Thanks for your efforts in putting on a very successful user group this week, and I am very excited about taking the E-factory tools to the next level for Mack trucks. It is also nice to meet the EDS staff face to face and get to know you all a little better.
I look forward to collaborating with all of the E-factory users within this environment in the future.
Thanks again for all your efforts.
Kyle Frederick
"Shree Moorthy" wrote in message news:3eda7625@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
Welcome to the 1st ever newsgroup dedicated to Material Handling and Material Flow simulation with Factory Flow from EDS PLM Solutions. We are just a few weeks away from releasing Factory Flow version 8.0. The most powerful, complete, integrated material flow simulation solution yet.

Good Luck and hope this newsgroup serves you well.

Regards
Shree Moorthy
Best Regards,
----------------------------------------------------
Shreekanth Moorthy
Product Manager :: Factory Products
Manufacturing Planning Solutions
EDS PLM Solutions
----------------------------------------------------

What is Factory Flow?
Factory Flow is an integrated material handling system in a visual environment that enables engineers to analyze their AutoCAD / Factory CAD layouts by using part routing information, material storage needs, material handling equipment specifications and part packaging (containerization) information. Factory Flow is used for optimizing layouts based on material flow distances, frequency and costs. It uses aisle network information to find the shortest distance between any two points to identify the closest incoming dock and the closest storage area to the part's point of use. Material flow studies are usually performed on alternate layout configurations and the alternatives are automatically compared to determine which layout is better. Factory Flow is also used to compute material handling equipment requirements and optimized tugger (milk-run) routes. Furthermore, it allows users to use the available container information to auto-populate containers and bins on storage areas and shelves to be able to create operator walk paths. You could also track micro activities associated with the indirect labor cost of material handling. For instance, time is spent on walking or cutting cardboard boxes.