Situation

Multi-stage batch-processing industries face the difficulty of making quick production scheduling decisions in a complex production environment. Inefficient production scheduling can result in high inventory costs and low capacity utilization.

Challenges

  • Better material control is needed relating to sub-contractors/suppliers
  • Need to be able to balance and combine ‘customer development products’ with established products – with respect to materials and capacity.
  • Planning process needs to be faster and more precise.

Success

An ideal solution would enable…

  • Accurate and detailed planning, together with the ability to communicated precise delivery dates to customers.
  • A faster planning process.
  • The ability to visualize material shortages.
  • Greater inventory control that is synchronized with material purchasing.

Solution

A powerful planning solution, combining an accurate planning process, greater visualization and increased inventory control of purchased materials.

Greater visualization supports the planning process.

Increased control of inventories.