Manned weighing scales for booking Raw materials (RM), Work-in-progress (WIP) and Finished goods (FG), increases operational costs. A digitized solution is sought to automate the weighing process, and feed the data from the 6 WS onto the SAP portal.
The weighment of the materials and recording of the value is monitored by the supervisor and surveyor at weighment scale (WS) locations. The collected data is recorded into the centralized SAP system. Additionally, a still camera is installed to maintain a digital record of the weighted material for verification.
The raw material, copper bundles are weighed and the value posted on SAP r/3 stock. Once the RM stock is recorded, the copper bundles are converted into copper rods (FG) through multiple stages of processing. At all stages till dispatch, the resulting product is weighed and the value recorded in the SAP system. The team also conducts monthly PV(Physical stock verification) to declare the stock of WIP's- Raw material, Impure copper, Pure copper, Spent copper plates, Copper rod, Copper bars,etc.
Weighment of RM & WIP is highly dependent on manpower, while, weighment of FG is based on the SAP integrated process but requires manpower to record the weighment entries into the system.
An automated solution for weighment of RM, WIP & FG is required to minimize manual intervention. With the implementation of the solution, only 1 supervisor would be stationed at the location where FG would be weighed. The solution is expected to fulfill the system compliance and voice of the customer (VoC).