Productivity Improvements in Shipping Processes for Fabless Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

Our client engages in the design, development, and marketing of high performance analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) and sub-system solutions for data & telecommunications, networking and storage, industrial control, and consumer applications.

Client Requirements

  • To use Customer/Order Specific rules for lot selection for shipment
  • To optimize order entry and shipping processes
  • To pick release using pick-waves instead of line by line allocations and picking
  • To automate communication between order entry and shipping execution teams – frequently used notes and special instructions to be used in picking rules
  • To standardize processes across multiple warehouses

Key Challenges

  • Unique semiconductor industry requirements
  • Use of lot attributes in picking rules
  • Mandatory changes for WMS org
    • Locators
    • Cost Groups
    • Mobile for picking transactions

Jade Global’s Solution – Rules Engine Implementation

  • Re-engineered and optimized order entry and shipping execution process
  • Entered/defaulted customer specific requirements on order lines to be used in WMS picking rules
  • Defined WMS picking rules to match customer specific needs with lot attributes
  • Provided data conversion to add locators to all sub-inventories
  • Created a rule to prioritize and hard-sequence order lines for shipments – no jumping the queue

Business Benefits

  • Significant productivity improvements in the order picking and shipping processes
  • Improved customer satisfaction
  • Less rework and returns
  • Shortened order fulfillment cycle time
  • Improved communication between order management and shipping execution teams