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Production Planning

FLS: Trends of production planning for 2014 Eschweiler, 3rd December 2013 FLS offers views on trends and challenges developments in the area of production planning and control (PPC) for the year 2014: the variety of products is rising due to the change in consumer behavior. Companies are challenged to improve processes in order to secure the pool position prior to the competition. Because anyone who can deliver more reliable and cheaper, especially with shortages. According to FLS, systems (MES) in the manufacturing industry, a provider of software for manufacturing execution manufacturing companies with following developments and challenges faced: manufacturing companies are under increasing pressure to meet the demand and the needs of their customers. They expect constant readiness in an increasingly changing assortment and decreasing quantities per article. This can be measured particularly at times of high demand, such as E.g. a heat wave in the summer, an early onset of winter, or even seasonal events in the year.

The production can’t then with conventional planning, on short-term contracts, changes, fast enough to respond to bottlenecks or outages. Companies must be flexible in your production and yet continue to cost effectively produce, to remain competitive. A production planning optimization must be at the top on the priority list. Following trends for production planning are: 1. increasing of productive hours setup time optimization.

The high times and set-up costs offer savings in production planning. These are caused through the conversion of the machines and thus connected standstill of production facilities and high personnel costs. The focus of the production planning is the calculation and reduction of set-up time and cost. It aims to avoid the costly setup, waiting and waiting times through a meaningful sequence planning. Use a matrix of set-up time is unsuitable because the first level and the subsequent care with a high effort, are connected. After a relatively short time can be traced barely, as the individual values are reached.

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