Heilind has two valued-added centers located around the country to support your value-add needs in TE Connectivity/AMP, Molex, 3M, TE Connectivity/Raychem, FCI and Panduit. The two locations perform the following services:
Consignment inventory is a variation of the auto-replenishment concept. Like a standard auto-replenishment program, material is shipped to the customer based on how it’s pulled from stock by manufacturing versus what the MRP says manufacturing is supposed to need.
As with auto replenishment, a small safety stock (typically less than two weeks' worth of material) is kept in the customer's stockroom or manufacturing floor. What is special about consignment inventory is that this safety stock is owned by Heilind, not the customer. Billing occurs upon consumption, reducing average inventory levels, outstanding payables and cycle times.
Heilind supports multiple consignment models to give you readily available material. Below is a simple consignment inventory process flow:
1. Heilind places material in the customer's stockroom in quantities agreed upon by the customer and Heilind. (Typically, this stock is equal to one to two weeks' worth of production usage.)
2. Material is withdrawn from inventory as required by stockroom or production personnel.
3. At regular intervals, the consigned inventory is counted, comparing what's there versus what should be there. This is typically done every one to two weeks in a manual program and daily within an auto-replenishment program.
4. Heilind bills the customer for any material missing from the consigned inventory. Typically, this is a consolidated invoice for everything missing from the consignment inventory that week. Pricing is negotiated upfront. All billings are made against purchase orders assigned by the customer.
5. Heilind replenishes the consignment inventory.
Heilind will manage inventory to match your specific demands and consumption data. Stock is protected and available for your JIT release. Through MRP integration, the inventory levels will fluctuate automatically with your demand levels reducing risk and liabilities while ensuring parts are available to you when needed.
Heilind will take your bill of materials and package material together to provide production-ready kits. One line item/one order reduces suppliers, SKUs, inventory, inspection, transaction and acquisition costs. Kitting streamlines procurement and speeds up the manufacturing cycle.
Heilind will manage your inventory flow utilizing either MRP integration or IMRS. We will manage your procurement, inventory and warehouse functions.
Heilind will provide an in-house specialist to support your procurement and warehouse functions.
Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI, is the electronic exchange of business documents (POs, invoices, MRP, etc.) between business partners according to the ANSI X.12 standard. The goal of any EDI-trading partnership is reducing manual document processing by automating the most common business transactions between customer and supplier.
In a traditional commercial relationship, customers and suppliers expend huge administrative resources distilling, sorting, translating and communicating information in order to complete the simplest transactions. The process is costly, slow and error-filled. Additionally, the long information float contributes to longer lead times, higher levels of inventory and lower inventory turnover. A successful EDI implementation allows both partners to automate routine transactions, eliminating much of this costly, nonvalue-added paper handling.
Heilind Electronics supports virtually all standard ANSI X.12 EDI transactions including:
The Role of VANs: EDI transactions are most commonly made through value-added networks, or VANs, which are third-party operations that act as electronic post offices for EDI trading partners. Using VANs allows each partner to send and receive documents at their convenience and greatly simplifies hardware compatibility and communication protocol issues. Think of VANs as virtual post offices, allowing trading partners to simultaneously and automatically trade information with multiple partners. VANs greatly simplify computer compatibility and communication protocol issues and allow each partner to send and receive transmissions at his or her convenience.
For customers who have chosen to not implement a formal EDI program, Heilind offers a broad range of other electronic file-sharing options that can provide the benefits of an EDI program without the costs and restrictions of a formal EDI setup. All that’s required to implement an electronic file-sharing program is for the customer to transmit core business documents (POs, MRP, etc.) as email attachments instead of mailing or faxing them. So long as these attachments are in standard electronic file formats (Excel, flat text file, HTML), Heilind can process them electronically.