Planning and Scheduling

Planning and Scheduling
  • Can I achieve more production in less time using the same manufacturing resources?
  • Can I maintain the same customer delivery performance with less inventory?
  • Can I provide my customers with reliable lead times for new projects and orders?
  • Every factory faces unique challenges stemming from both the industry it operates in and its own specific conditions. Companies not only contend with these challenges but also with the increasing competitive pressure in a world that has turned into a single marketplace due to globalization. In an environment driven by dynamic conditions, manufacturers must operate with lower inventories, better delivery performance, and higher capacity utilization.

Capacity planning and detailed scheduling represent a challenging planning task. Planners must balance resource utilization, inventory levels, and customer satisfaction while adhering to company rules and constraints when planning numerous complex orders. It's essential to balance factory capacity with customer demand. The production schedule must also consider real-time factors such as raw material and semi-finished product levels, last-minute changes in customer orders, labor availability, machine downtime, and maintenance.

  • If I had a planning system that could take into account all the rules and constraints governing my production activities...
  • If I could update the current production plan within seconds due to a malfunctioning machine or an urgent order change...
  • If I could foresee future bottlenecks and machine utilization and balance my capacity...

If you believe that effective production planning plays a vital role in the success of any manufacturing company, then you're in the right place, especially if you're struggling to manage increasing product, order, and resource numbers with your existing ERP and Excel spreadsheets. Leading manufacturers around the world turn to Advanced Production Planning techniques to optimize their production resources and processes, provide better service to their customers, and reduce costs.

We analyze your production site and planning process against industry best practices. We identify essential data, information technology, and process requirements to implement Advanced Production Planning techniques. By designing the right software solution for you, we help remove profitability barriers such as high inventory levels, low delivery performance, low production output, and excessive waste. With our advanced planning and scheduling software, we deliver the following benefits:

Inventory Reduction

Significant reductions in intermediate inventory levels are achieved thanks to shorter production and waiting times. Achieving JIT production within the factory is the most significant inventory improvement method. With our highly capable planning software, work orders and orders are managed in a connected manner, preventing unnecessary and duplicate production that would lead to excess inventory.

Ease of Planning

Our advanced planning software generates a fully automated, executable production plan within seconds, complying with all rules and constraints. Since the planning process is automated, planners can devote more time to value-added tasks.

Increased On-Time Delivery Rate

Planners can anticipate potential problems in advance, allowing them to take necessary measures promptly without wasting time. They can simulate any necessary actions within the same planning system.

Reduction in Production Lead Times

Planning all production processes in a synchronized manner reduces non-value-added time such as waiting in intermediate inventory. This allows orders to be produced from start to finish in a shorter time.

Cost Reduction

Our advanced planning solutions help reduce production costs by:

  • Saving working capital through shorter production times and minimal inventory levels
  • Accurately calculating lead times for maximum customer satisfaction, eliminating delays
  • Optimizing the use of production resources
  • Preventing waiting and excess production that would tie up capacity, increasing turnover by quickly responding to real orders
  • Saving labor and time spent on planning.
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