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Production Planning & Scheduling

Planning is critical to the long-term success of facilities and field operations, and it begins well before production starts. Our solution provides a suite of tools to help planners from Owner-Operators to Equipment OEMs of all sizes analyze change, decide, and act. Planners can analyze complex situations, taking into account a range of constraints and business rules, to generate and evaluate multiple scenarios so they can react quickly and intelligently to changes.

Planning is critical to the long-term success of facilities and field operations, and it begins well before production starts. Our solution provides a suite of tools to help planners from Owner-Operators to Equipment OEMs of all sizes analyze change, decide, and act. Planners can analyze complex situations, taking into account a range of constraints and business rules, to generate and evaluate multiple scenarios so they can react quickly and intelligently to changes.

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Planning is typically mid to long-term; it can be months or years ahead of procurement, construction, and operations. A planning tool is essential to enhance competitiveness, increase profits, and improve customer service. Scheduling is more detailed and shorter term. For instance, it can be generated daily for individual assets, teams, or people taking into account any constraints, such as resources that have limits like tools, people, skills or processes.

Our solution provides a suite of production planning and scheduling products for small, medium, and large companies, from equipment OEMs to Owner-Operators. The solution uses advanced math to analyze and calculate achievable production schedules, taking into account a range of constraints and your business rules. It enables planners to generate and evaluate multiple possible scenarios, whether they are an Equipment OEM, EPC, or Owner-Operator, so they can react quickly and intelligently to changes.

Solution Capabilities

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Advanced Constraint Modeling

Model advanced resource constraints and advanced inter-operation constraints, including limits on the time between operations and if 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.  Composite rules can also be built with the workflow tool.

Assembly Process Visualization

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

BOM Level Planning

Calculate proposed purchase requirements from asset planning BOMs and 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 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 to meet any new requirements of facility or field operation.