1. The mold manufacturing cycle is long, the workpiece is critical, and the process processing lacks clear guidance
Mold factories generally continue the management mode of traditional mold workshops, lacking planned control and process guidance. The personal consciousness of the master mold maker determines the mold manufacturing cycle to a large extent, so the cycle generally drags on for a long time. If the mold maker has strong personal ability and controls the mold processing process better, the manufacturing cycle will be relatively short. If the master’s personal ability is average, the processing process may not be followed up and the manufacturing cycle will become longer.
There is a saying among the masters of the mold factory: “It is more difficult to make small molds than large molds!” All the parts and components required for large-size molds and small-size molds are required. The processing process is not easier than that of large-size molds, resulting in a small-size mold manufacturing cycle. Can’t be improved.
Since the process of processing depends on the mold maker, rather than a clear guidance on the processing plan, once the mold maker lacks an overall grasp of the processing content of the workpiece, it is likely to cause the phenomenon of missing processing or poor processing, so repeat the machine Reprocessing is inevitable, occupying machine tool resources and delaying the production schedule of molds at the same time, which is one of the main reasons for the relatively prolonged manufacturing cycle.
2. Production management is difficult to control, which brings difficulties to the planning work of the mold factory
Under the old mold workshop system, the processing of the workpiece lacks planned control. When the workpiece is on the machine and when it is completed, only a few people responsible for making the mold know about it, and it is difficult for other personnel to grasp the progress of the entire mold. The formation of written records of some processing data directly makes it difficult for workshop management to play the role of supervision and coordination, and it is even more impossible to control production.
Similarly, without the records of processing data, it is impossible to reflect the work saturation of the fitter group and each platform department and the use of key equipment, which makes it difficult for mold factories to undertake new orders and other planning tasks.
3. Not conducive to cost accounting
When there is no processing data to feed back to the finance department, the processing cost cannot be calculated, let alone mold cost control.
Mold ERP does not have strict requirements on part number and BOM, and it can even be set up.
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