Logistics Insight Corporation
11355 Stephens Rd.
Warren, MI 48089
Phone: (586) 467-1500
Toll Free: (888) 334-LINC
LINCs sequence process is state-of-the-art. Through carefully
managed reference tables, parts are assigned to racks, sequence
racks are attached to locations and locations are assigned
printers. Each rack within the sequence facility has unique
characteristics that are also defined; beyond the part-type they
include slot count, assigned pick reports and plant locations.
LINCs sequence system is designed to generate the correct part
to the correct rack in the correct order 100% of the time. Our
system is built on a Windows 2003 Server platform using
component based .net architecture coupled with 802.11 wireless
communications to the production floor. This enables us to
process the sequence in an error-free environment that is
reliable and responsive to the needs of our automotive partners.
Sequence notification from the plant to LINC can be made on
virtually any communication link from dial-up to ANX and our
system can handle an EDI 866 Sequence Notice, a FLEX or
virtually any other type of broadcast messaging.
Receipt of Data
Upon receipt of the broadcast, our system insures your sequence
request is in sequential order. We maintain records of the
last sequence and the expected next sequence to insure that
process. In the event that a sequence is missed due to
communication interruption from the source, an alarm is
generated to support personnel via cell telephone for immediate
resolution of the issue.
Upon receipt of a broadcast, sequence order is verified and the
parts, extracted from the broadcast are assigned to a rack. When
the rack is completed, a pick report, as well as optional rack
and/or part labels, are generated to the pick location on the
floor. The parts are then effectively sequenced into the rack.
Verification of the correct part to the correct slot in the
correct rack is completed both visually and electronically. LINC
maintains a unique pick report designed to mirror the rack. For
example, if the rack is designed for 16 parts, 4 slots across, 4
slots down, the pick report will mirror that image. We have the
ability to insert part descriptions, even pictures to better
enable the part sequencers to sequence correctly.
Our electronic verification process is also unsurpassed. LINC
personnel using wireless scanners, (actually mini-computers)
scan the sequence rack bar code, and the part numbers in the
order they were loaded are returned to the scanner. A successful
verification occurs when all parts are scanned in the proper
order of the sequence rack thereby insuring 100% compliance.
LINCs sequence system fully supports the demand for active
inventory. Upon delivery of the freight, either a 2D or standard
bar code attached to the freight is scanned, updating part
quantities by supplier and serial number. Part quantities are
relieved in the shipping process when the rack bar code is
scanned to the outbound conveyance.
LINCs sequence system also has modules that can handle part
delays, a kit-making module, and a sub-assembly broadcast where
multiple parts are assembled from a single broadcasted part.
Our database design and the amount of data gathered in the
sequence processes enable LINC to generate virtually any report
from data broadcasting, sequence, inbound or outbound delivery
without additional programming.