Label Traxx MIS announces its integration with batched.io to provide label converters with a cutting-edge automated scheduling tool.
Batched is an automated scheduling tool for label printers that sequences job tickets using an advanced algorithm resulting in the best job, on the best machine, at the best time – every time. Batched connects directly to Label Traxx, leveraging your data to create previously unrealized efficiencies that add up to big savings in time and money.
Batched also includes advanced reports providing insight into capacity planning, real-time order status, key business indicators and more, increasing productivity across all areas of your business.
“It’s an impossible task for a human to consider all the variables necessary to produce on optimized production schedule in real time, that balances customer requirements,” explains Label Traxx MIS president Ken Meinhardt. “Our collaboration with Batched gives our customers cutting-edge technology to generate an automated and optimized schedule.”
Most printers struggle to optimize the entire planning and scheduling process due to the number of variables that need to be juggled. Changing lead times, machine and labor constraints, machine changeovers and waste all need to be taken into consideration. With Batched you establish a set of rules and priorities to tailor the program to your specific manufacturing environment. You customize your machine and labor availability and Batched generates a real time production schedule for each order and machine based on your priorities. Once the rules are established, generating the complete schedule is automated.
“Batched unlocks the potential of label printing businesses by generating efficiency and additional capacity for physical assets and team members alike,” explains Spencer Keith, Business Development Analyst at Amend, the consultancy behind Batched. “Customers can expect immediate material and time savings,increasing utilization and throughput while streamlining operational and communication processes. Batched integrates seamlessly with Label Traxx; you keep your systems while reaping the benefits of automation.”
Keith explains that one customer has seen the following results over the course of a year:
• Machine Utilization increase by 13%
• Material Waste decrease by 20%
• Lead Times decrease by 11%
• On Time Shipments stabilized >95%
• Gross Margin Increase by >3%
• Sales Increased by 10%
“This all adds to BIG savings in time and money,” he says, “not to mention, you and your scheduler can finally take a vacation.”
Label Traxx customer CLOV (Creative Labels of Vermont) recently began their implementation phase and president Dwane Wall is positive about the results:
“Between Label Traxx, Siteline and Batched, CLOV will have some of the best automation tools and customer relationship management tools available in the industry,” he says. “I’m proud to be part of all of these teams.”
Please contact Label Traxx to discuss your requirements and arrange your demo of Batched.