Automotive Global Awards
North America 2016

"Rising Star Supply Chain"
Shay Sidner, Director of Operations, flexis North America Inc.

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Industry 4.0: flexis at the Fraunhofer Institute’s joint HMI booth "We optimize production"

Visit us at the Hanover Fair between April 25 and April 29. You will find us in Hall 17 at booth C 18

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flexis Blog & Newsroom

Our blog aims to educate readers on the big issues and concerns in today's automotive supply chain industry

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Job Shop Scheduling

Job Shop Scheduling includes the convenient creation of orders, the mapping
of the associated machine-, employee-, material- and tool-structure and the optimization of the process flow for each job, taking into account the complex resource layout of an enterprise.

Flexible Production with flexis Job Shop Scheduling

Planning Solutions for Intelligent Manufacturing

Transparent and Stable Processes: From Order to On-time Delivery - Software for Optimized Production
Transparency through optimized real-time planning. flexis has the know how to analyze and optimize variant rich production processes in order to create a solution that ensures intelligent manufacturing through collaboration and transparency. By creating a continuous and integrated sales and production planning process, flexis is able to create a higher level of clarity across connected business units, increase throughput, and ensure satisfied customers.

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Leveraging Best Practices for Global Freight Management

For companies operating in just one country, creating transportation visibility and efficient freight management processes is a fairly actionable goal. Regulations, tariffs, and compliance restrictions are often identical across the board, so planners and managers can focus on more local objectives such as fuel costs, routing, and FTL (Full Truckload) vs. LTL (Less Than Truckload).

But we’ve seen in recent years the march of globalization and the emergence of new and previously under-served markets, and companies looking to break into these markets or operate in multiple countries will have to critically examine best practices and strategies for global freight management.

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Integrated Sequencing Framework

Optimally created production sequence: efficient, adaptable, and individually configurable – in Real Time !

Modern sequencing requires a system that not only contains optimization algorithms and rules, but rather a system that approaches planning through the integration of order and process planning. This approach brings together your order planning and control with production logistics in order to create a powerful synergy. Optimized sequencing considers the whole picture in order to properly sequence orders based on individually weighted principals preset in your production system.

Connect multiple assembly plants or lines that supply your higher-level assembly sequence. Take into account the connection that sub-assembly areas may have to the master order (customer) in order to reduce the risk of part shortage and production interruptions. flexis reference sequencing can connect various areas of production such as pre-assembly, paint, body shop, powertrain, and unit assembly in order to successfully leverage existing flexibility while staying in accordance to pre-defined buffer sizes, lineage specific requirements, and possible restrictions as production flows upstream.

Check order flow based on current production feedback in order to ensure stable production. Monitor the order(s) as it passes through the different production areas to verify the current sequence plan and support rescheduling when necessary. Pull material orders in real-time to ensure that they show up at the work stations on-time.

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Turbo Transparency in the Automotive Value Chain - through "In-Memory Techology"

Slowly, but inevitably, supply chain management begins to rethink. The realization takes hold that the processes that influence each other in daily operations need to be much more interconnected. Order planning and processing, as well as physical material and production logistics in supply chain management are much less connected than required. More integration, especially in the operational processes, is urgently required. Only in this way can meaningful and direct adjustments be made...

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Technology for supply chain management

Our secret: Real-time Planning through "In-Memory Techology". Faster data access and adaptation. All relevant information for the planning process is packaged and saved “in memory”. This allows to access and adapt data much faster and more efficiently than traditional technologies.
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flexis Executive Shay Sidner Named “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive

“I am extremely pleased to receive this acknowledgement of my expertise in the supply chain space. It’s gratifying to know that my colleagues at flexis and I are helping companies become more efficient, innovative, and competitive within this key area of business.”” flexis North America Director of Operations Shay Sidner.

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Global Supply Chain Networks - An Ongoing Challenge

Avoiding Bottlenecks and ensuring the security of the Supply Chain: Minimizing the Risks of a Global Network
Are you able to identify potential bottlenecks or under-utilized capacity in advance? Is it possible to ensure the security of supply against orders or jobs that are already or about to be scheduled?
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Long-term Planning Security

Our solutions provide a look into the future across multiple data axis
Our Demand Capacity Planning solutions offer visibility into a continuous demand stream while taking into account various supply streams. This provides a complete view into current and future needs and allows for faster decisions related to sourcing, accepting changes in demand, or new program introduction. flexis has successfully integrated multiple sources of data to help understand the complete supply situation.
Optimization of Demand Capacity Planning

Industry 4.0

Intelligent Manufacturing, Redefined
Industry 4.0 is pushing the boundaries of intelligent manufacturing. flexis is more than ready to push into Industry 4.0 with our available solutions that can integrate to different systems and partners in the value stream. This provides the collection of data for rapid interpretation, delivering unsurpassed value to the customer.
Industry 4.0 - Intelligent Manufacturing, Redefined

Sales & Operations Planning with MRP Integration

Why isn’t there software capable of bringing sales planning, market inventories and production capacities together?
Now here it is !

Our software package would also be able to take into account medium and long term volume forecasts, and supplier information in order to balance capacities and needs across various levels. Flexis sales planning goes even as far as taking into account parts demand forecasts and delivery network capacities in order to formulate the ideal plan. This creates a high level of planning security and forecasting accuracy...
Sales & Operations Planning with MRP Integration

Integrated Scheduling Framework

One Framework - Many Possibilities
We focus on your needs. Your processes help us to configure a custom fit solution. Discover how flexis could positively impact your organization.

  • Increased On-time Delivery by 8 to 10%
  • Reduction of Order Lead time/ Throughput Time by 4 to10%
  • Reduction of Material Handling by 6 to 14%
  • Planning Effort Reduction of approximately 10 to18%
  • Increased Personnel utilization of between 3 to 8 %

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Our Solutions Speak for Themselves

With flexis Demand Capacity Planning we were able to improve our ability to gain a quick overview of series and parts. This made it a lot easier to secure implementation scenarios and target delivery dates, and also to increase reliability of planning in these areas. The time saved […] is substantial.

Hans Georg Kling, Daimler AG

The optimized production control system using flexis Balancing and flexis Sequencing contributes to increased productivity in the Audi plant in Ingolstadt. Audi AG in Ingolstadt was able to reduce its operating costs significantly. The scheduled color changeovers were reduced by more than 90 per cent as a result of using flexis Balancing and flexis Sequencing. […] The investment was amortized in just over 4 months.

Heinz Braun, Audi AG

Together with flexis, we executed a very successful upgrade project for our DAF sequencing applications. Remarkable was how well the flexis team understands our business, enabling smart solutions and in-time project delivery. The project resulted in a new system with flexible scheduling capabilities and modern user interfacing, helping DAF to realize significant savings.

Jeroen de Winter, DAF Trucks N.V.

flexis JMS is helping us optimizing our order to delivery processes, from customer order management to production planning and shipping of orders. The central element is the significant increase of the transparency regarding the current status in our production progress, the availability of products and of all of our production resources. This overview of the current situation can be retrieved quickly and reliable at any time. JMS is helping us to […].

Seiichiro Hayashi, KMI

With the introduction of flexis Monitoring we are now able to detect part shortages earlier in the near term horizon. This in turn enables us to start the escalation process to avoid missing parts earlier and to prevent and reduce turbulences and costly retrofitting work in the assembly process.

Werner Mohri, MAN Truck & Bus AG

With flexis Sequencing we have a flexible and reliable planning tool on hand that optimizes our high variant axle production significantly. The switch from push to pull principle was made possible due to the smooth implementation which is reflected in a significant reduction of inventories. flexis has fulfilled our expectations fully. The implementation meets exactly our plant specific requirements […].

Thorsten Zimpel, MAN Truck & Bus AG

With the launch of flexis complex planning tasks can now be simulated and implemented in a very short period to time. High transparency and early detection of constraint violations pay off in form of precise expressiveness of possible delivery scenarios. Defined constraints -technical capacities - are stored in the master data. […].

Werner Göbel, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE

Opel/Vauxhall has a made a breakthrough in managing its vehicle orders and forecasting in real time together with material availability and logistics, thanks in parts to systems implemented by software-provider flexis.

Automotive Logistics, 17 March 2014

flexis was presented with American Honda’s distinguished Premier Partner Award in a special ceremony in Torrance, CA. flexis was one of 15 award recipients selected from a pool of more than 1,000 eligible suppliers based on excellence in quality, value and customer service. “flexis is pleased to accept this award. Establishing such a solution requires a strong business relationship based on mutual understanding. flexis is honored to be considered a trusted and reliable partner to American Honda. […]

Mike Lenaghan, EVP of flexis North America, Inc.


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