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CAPACITY PLANNING AND PRODUCTION SCHEDULING

Compilation of optimal plan and scheduling of production based on actual availability of considered resources using advanced genetic algorithms.

FULL-FLEDGED PLANNING AND PRODUCTION SCHEDULING

Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) provides comprehensive preparation of production orders, aiming to find the optimal distribution of production operations.
The optimized production plan respects given constraints such as deadlines, connection between operations, availability of resources, etc. If necessary, while searching for optimal plan, it is possible to simulate the availability of individual resources over time and monitor their impact on draft schedule. In this way, it is possible to identify bottlenecks or look for other possible optimizations at the level of work organization or material resources (availability of input components, semi-finished products, etc.).

In simulations, all values of production orders can be parameterized, such as required quantity, delivery date, available material resources, staff, order priority, etc., and thus give your employees a powerful tool, thanks to which they are able to prepare and manage production shift with maximum efficiency.

During compilation of schedule, algorithm takes into account current state of production and in cooperation with Maintenance module (link to the module), the plan also includes planned downtimes or individual maintenance requirements. Thanks to this, the APS module works not only with data coming from the business layer (typically from ERP), but also with current and future capacities of the production itself. Generating the optimal schedule thus not only enables the preparation of shift, but also gives you the possibility of effective rescheduling of production even during the current shift.

ADVANTAGES OF APS IN MES PHARIS

  • Visualization of the current work in progress in the new draft plan
  • Visualization of optimized production schedule released to production
  • Simulation of multiple variants and variant-based scheduling
  • Fixation of Work Orders and constraints
  • Visualization and preparation of reports of required resources (machines, tools, material, personnel)
  • Leveraging of defined calendars and scheduled maintenance
  • Optimal schedule based on the current state of work in progress

REFERRAL PROJECTS WITH IMPLEMENTED APS

Clear presentation of production plan

Sequence of individual operations is clearly displayed in Gantt chart while allowing user settings for displaying of links and details of operation.

Creation of Production Plan

Generated plan can be exported in the form of a production plan for each workplace or production unit. Each level in company thus gets an up-to-date and clear optimized production plan.

Connection between operations

MES PHARIS APS allows you to define the properties and conditions of connections of individual production operations.

These conditions include, for example, simultaneous operations, start of the next operation after the previous or the start of the minimum shipping batch from the previous operation, the required availability of materials, personnel, etc. Similarly, conditions can be defined for producer – consumer relations.

Strategies for Planning and Scheduling

It is possible to use different planning and scheduling strategies to compile a plan – eg. right-sided or left-sided scheduling, optimization for efficient use of a given resource or the shortest time of all production operations and more...

For production orders, you can define fixed start or priority for their distribution in production.

USE TRUSTED SOLUTION

We will be happy to help you with process digitization and production management in accordance with IATF 16 949. You will get an online overview of work in progress, modern paperless production, precise documents for customer audits, traceability, all in accordance with the principles of Industry 4.0. This competitive advantage will also help you to acquire new projects. Get rid of the chaos in the records, the stress of audits and use a professional and long-term proven solution.

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Martin Urban
Head of Sales and Marketing
MES PHARIS