Allows to synchronise all company resources (materials, machines, labour, tools, etc.) with their simulated consumption in order to generate optimal work plans in terms of delivery dates to the customer, better resource management and cost reduction.
Finite capacity Scheduling
Finite capacity scheduling means allocating orders while taking the real available capacity into account, regardless of the constraint on delivery dates.
It allows responding to the question: What will the envisaged delivery dates be for open orders?
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In general, a scheduling model still has some infinite capacity resources used to manage phases with crossing times (e.g., contractors) or which are not a bottleneck (e.g., washes).
A modern scheduling system must have certain features that make it flexible and adaptable to different situations. It must be able to support a cloud-based architecture, support different algorithms for specific needs (push – pull production) and easily support the creation of new reports for various professional figures. Lastly, it must be easily integrated with ERP or data acquisition systems.
The main features are:
- Ensure delivery dates are met using production resources as efficiently and effectively as possible
- Reduced necessary installation time
- Management of production constraints (materials, labour, tools, etc.)
- Synchronisation of the entire supply chain, from customer and work orders to purchase orders
- Identification of missing materials and purchase order delays
- Reduction of queue times
- Identification of bottlenecks
- Rapid reaction to disruptive events (changes in production priorities, urgent order, change in material availability, problems with materials)
- Creation of an optimised production sequence for the MES system
The main results following the implementation of a scheduling system are:
- Generation of feasible, optimised work plans
- Increased quality and timeliness of reminders to suppliers
- Decreased queue times before machines
- Decrease in plant equipment
- Decrease in WIP
- Immediate recalculation of the work plan in the presence of disturbances
Atomos Hyla has more than one hundred scheduling projects implemented in almost all vertical market and the solution chosen is Web Scheduling of the sedApta Group that allows each planner to intervene on a production plan, to optimize the overall production plan or only one of its specific areas.