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4 ways manual shop packet generation is like flushing money down the drain

Posted on by Emily Benfield

Manual printing and collating of shop packets is a critical final step in planning your manufacturing run, yet full of inefficiencies and prone to expensive errors.  Confusion and mistakes begin the instant an incorrect or incomplete shop packet makes it to the shop floor.  The result is predictable; production defects increase, production time is lost, and most damaging, the loss of revenue.

Current JDE Printing Process for Shop Packets


As we all look for ways to eliminate waste and become as streamlined as possible, automating shop packet assembly can create significant value for manufacturing organizations. Here are four ways automated shop packet creation can help your manufacturing organization navigate towards peak performance:

1. Manufacturing Accuracy

Organized planning is the foundation of a smooth manufacturing run.  But, even the most organized plan is constantly challenged by ongoing modification to shop packets (new routing instructions, new product diagrams, new color specifications, etc.).  In these situations everyone in manufacturing feels an elevated level of anxiety when it comes to ensuring a 100% accurate shop packet is delivered to the floor.  The best possible experience for all involved comes in knowing that once changes are applied to version-controlled attachments; the modifications automatically make it to the floor the very next time the shop packet is printed.

2. Cost Control

JDE Manufacturing’s manual process for shop packet creation opens us up to the potential for errors.  The human element makes it too easy to pull the wrong attachment, omit an attachment, or incorrectly collate shop packets.  Such errors instantly increase cost through waste and scheduling delays.  Automation of shop packet generation can be an easy way to control costs by improving operational inefficiencies.

3. Time Allocation

Manual generation of shop packets is a process we don’t enjoy, but have learned to live with.  New third-party products make automation easy, helping you allocate resources to more productive activities and improve the overall quality of goods produced.

4. Consumption

Printing may in fact be the best way for your shop packet to be consumed, but in some environments, a paperless solution may be desirable.  Allowing your manufacturing team to view shop packets on a mobile device or work station reduces paper consumption and lowers cost.

Your manufacturing team can improve operations and adhere to planned schedules by generating 100% complete and accurate shop packets which can be printed or viewed with one-click from inside of JDE.

One-Click Shop Packet Generation Process within AventX


AventX from STR Software offers an automated solution tightly integrated within your existing JD Edwards Manufacturing system.  With one click, AventX with creates your complete shop packets and gives you the choice to either print them or view them on a work station or mobile device.  Learn more about how AventX can help you improve shop packet accuracy, control costs, improve time allocation, and provide flexibility to your manufacturing process.  Watch a short video or request a personalized demonstration.

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One Response to 4 ways manual shop packet generation is like flushing money down the drain

  1. shari horner says:

    We are using INFOR’s BPCS LX 8.3 ERP package and we are looking for a utility that works like what you offer for the Oracle and JDE platforms. Do you have one available?

    Thanks for your help
    Shari Horner

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