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Production Planning & Scheduling

Production Planning & Scheduling

Production planning for long, medium and short-term scheduling is critical to the success of facilities and field operations. Planners must analyze complex situations, taking into account a range of constraints and business rules, then generate and evaluate multiple scenarios to react quickly and intelligently to change. Our production planning suite for aerospace and defense OEMs and suppliers can be tightly integrated with other enterprise systems to help increase the efficiency, accuracy, and agility of manufacturing operations.

Production planning for long, medium and short-term scheduling is critical to the success of facilities and field operations. Planners must analyze complex situations, taking into account a range of constraints and business rules, then generate and evaluate multiple scenarios to react quickly and intelligently to change. Our production planning suite for aerospace and defense OEMs and suppliers can be tightly integrated with other enterprise systems to help increase the efficiency, accuracy, and agility of manufacturing operations.

Production Planning & Scheduling

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At aerospace and defense companies, long-term planning typically covers months to years and involves strategic decisions on issues like capital purchases and workforce size. Medium-term planning goes out a few months and deals with things like line balancing, synchronizing production flow and procurement decisions. Short-term planning looks ahead weeks and even days to schedule individual assets, teams and people, taking into account constraints such as limits on tools, people, skills and processes.

Our production planning and scheduling suite for aerospace and defense OEMs and suppliers offers a complete range of solutions for detailed production scheduling, capacity planning, and graphical master production scheduling. It can improve the synchronization of manufacturing processes, give greater visibility and control, and increase utilization and on-time delivery while reducing inventory levels and waste. Our solution is designed to work alongside and facilitate, rather than replace, existing systems and can be tightly integrated with ERP, accounting and forecasting software, spreadsheets and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).

Production Planning & Scheduling

Solution Capabilities

Explore the key areas of this solution.

Advanced Constraint Modeling

Model advanced resource constraints and advanced inter-operation constraints including limits on the time between operations and whether or not they can be extended.

Advanced Material Handling

Implement customer-specific rules to account for how materials are to be consumed.

Advanced Schedule Optimization

Define additional schedule optimization rules to minimize changeover times, account for preferred sequencing, and campaigning. Build composite rules with the workflow tool.

Assembly Process Visualization

Visualize the production process from raw materials through to finished goods and sales orders.  Identify material dependencies and see where shortages will occur.

BOM Level Planning

Calculate proposed purchase requirements from asset planning BOMs. Export to an ERP system, Excel, etc. for action as needed.

Development Environment

Access and alter the database schema as required to solve specific scheduling problems and create custom data manipulation tools for use with the workflow engine.

Interactive Schedule Viewing

View, search, and interact with schedules to track the progress of orders, assess production performance, and provide up to the minute work-to-do lists.

Interactive Schedule Visualization

Display the master production schedule as stock and capacity graphs. Easily edit it and visualize the changes reflected in linked plots and grids.

Make-To-Order Planning

Evaluate effects of future demand changes and quickly assess if it is possible for your facility or operation to meet new requirements.

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