PDFRADAN Radmanager

Effective Technology For Transforming Customer Orders Into Nests

Radmanager is a simple way of entering your customer order data and turning it into nest projects within Radan. This enables parts from different customer orders to be combined into one nest project in order to maximise efficiency and material usage.

Benefits include:

  • Easy creation of nests for multiple orders, maximising efficiency and sheet utilisation
  • Management of customer orders through the nest production process
  • Eliminate sheet remnants without losing track of quantities to nest
  • Direct links with Radan CADCAM
  • Communication with existing ERP systems increases speed and accuracy
  • Defaults minimise user input during nest project creation

QUALITY DRIVES PRODUCTIVITY – See how much you can save

Even the smallest improvements to your productivity can have a significant impact on cost savings. We are convinced our software solutions will make you more efficient. Please complete the simple form below to highlight how Radan can deliver a return on investment.

Material Utilisation Calculator
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Radbend ROI Calculator (Per Machine)
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Information about the parts you make is stored so repeat orders can be easily entered. Part data can be gathered from existing symbol files, or manually entered before the symbol is drawn. Additional detail such as a picture, related CAD file and manufacturing data can be attached to the part, so there is no need to repeatedly enter data each time the part is made.

Customers and Orders

Your customers’ details can be entered as well as the orders they place with you. Each order can contain multiple parts, and the status of the order can be seen at a glance, before opening the order to drill down to more detailed information about the order progress.

If your organisation has an ERP system, data can be received from it via CSV file for speed and to avoid duplicate data entry tasks, which always introduces the possibility of keying errors.

Nest Creation

Radan nest projects can be created to meet any criteria you desire. You may want to nest everything with a certain order due date, or find all parts made from a common material and thickness and have those nested. The user interface makes it easy to find the group of parts that meet your criteria and have them entered into a nest project ready for cutting.

Once the nest project exists it can be processed in Radan as normal. Any changes to the quantities of parts nested can be sent back to Radmanager to allow any parts that were not nested to be added to another project. This can help you create nest projects without generating remnants which need subsequent management.

Parts that are scrapped during production can be manually recorded against the customer order, allowing replacement parts to be nested as soon as possible.