Situation

A food manufacturer works with short product lifecycles within a highly competitive market place. The value of the product disappears within 7-14 days.

Challenges

To maximize shelf time by minimizing production time.

  • Short life times of both semi-finished products and finished products.
  • Set up and cleaning are significant production factors.

Success

An ideal solution would enable…

  • Improvements to scheduling process working methods.
  • Faster re-scheduling of new and updated orders.
  • Production to minimize set-up times through the support of scheduling rules.

Solution

Provide the planner with a visual production schedule and give them access to advanced planning rules that can help to minimize set up and cleaning times – while also reducing late sales orders.

Reducing set up and cleaning times.

Greater visualization supports the scheduling process.