Choose the APS solution for production planning and you can benefit from:
60% reduction in production planning time
50% reduction of the raw materials stock
50% reduction of the production time
20% increase in factory productivity
Organization of the production system:
It helps you to successfully plan your material needs
With the production planning solution, you can easily determine the material requirements, thus ensuring the availability of raw materials in the required quantities in a timely manner while maintaining a low-level of inventory.
To determine exactly what and when to purchase, the MRP module takes into consideration the following information:
- the production activity plan – when each product must be manufactured
- production recipes – the list of components for each product
- the production steps
- the raw materials needs for each product
- supply time from the provider
It highlights the possible problems in a timely manner
With the production organizing solution, you can easily view any abnormal situation that may appear during production. For instance, if you planned an order whose final step is to place the products in the oven, but it is busy and can’t be used until the next day. With APS you will be able to immediately see this situation in which the steps before baking are done in one day, and the baking the day after. This way you will be able to fix it in a timely fashion, by moving all the other activities in the baking day.
Reduces/eliminates activities with no added value
There are situations in which the production machines require a certain preparation between two different operations. This preparation for the next procedure is an example of an activity without added value, but necessary. With the APS production planning solution, you will be able to reduce to the minimum the time allocated to machine preparation. This way, instead of planning client’s orders in the order of their arrival, you’ll be able to organize them optimally by applying the minimization of machine preparation time rule that the system provides.
Optimizes the production operations
Starting from information such as customer orders, recipes, the order of production steps, machines available or other time limitations regarding machine preparation time, staff qualification, machine condition, production organization solution provides the user with detailed planning of activity for the immediate period next: minutes, hours, days. This is displayed as an easy-to-use Gantt diagram that provides an overview of working commands, production capabilities, resource usage, steps for each operation, and the time required to complete them.
In addition, due to integrated material planning (MRP) capabilities, APS also contributes to the optimization of stockpiles of raw materials used in the production process.