Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) provides comprehensive preparation of production orders, aiming to find the optimal distribution of production operations.
The optimized production plan respects given constraints such as deadlines, connection between operations, availability of resources, etc. If necessary, while searching for optimal plan, it is possible to simulate the availability of individual resources over time and monitor their impact on draft schedule. In this way, it is possible to identify bottlenecks or look for other possible optimizations at the level of work organization or material resources (availability of input components, semi-finished products, etc.).
In simulations, all values of production orders can be parameterized, such as required quantity, delivery date, available material resources, staff, order priority, etc., and thus give your employees a powerful tool, thanks to which they are able to prepare and manage production shift with maximum efficiency.
During compilation of schedule, algorithm takes into account current state of production and in cooperation with Maintenance module (link to the module), the plan also includes planned downtimes or individual maintenance requirements. Thanks to this, the APS module works not only with data coming from the business layer (typically from ERP), but also with current and future capacities of the production itself. Generating the optimal schedule thus not only enables the preparation of shift, but also gives you the possibility of effective rescheduling of production even during the current shift.
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Monitoring the movement of semi-finished products and unambiguous identification of production at the level of individual pieces or entire packaging units becomes the backbone of the entire production.
The sequence of individual operations is clearly displayed using a Gantt chart (GANTT chart) with the possibility of user setting of the display of connections and details of the given operation.
The compiled plan can be exported in the form of a production plan for each workplace or production unit. Each level in the organization will thus receive an up-to-date and clear optimized production plan.
The MES PHARIS production scheduler allows you to define the characteristics and conditions of the links of individual production operations.
These conditions include, for example, the simultaneous running of operations, the start of the next operation after the end of the previous one or the start after the completion of the minimum transport batch from the previous operation, the required availability of materials, personnel, etc. The conditions in the case of a producer-consumer link can also be defined in a similar way.
Different planning and scheduling strategies can be used to draw up a plan – for example, right-hand or left-hand scheduling, optimization for the efficient use of a given resource or the fastest course of all production operations, and so on.
For work orders, it is also possible to define a fixed start or their priority layout in production.
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