Industrial IoT – Work in Progress and Production Planning
Production planning and scheduling with a real time view of available process, systems and people is helping many manufacturing companies to do more than just produce workable production plans, it’s delivering plans that help to strike an effective balance between the demands of meeting delivery dates and managing workflow efficiently and economically. This helps to identify untapped production capacity to respond positively to new sales opportunities.
Create a realistic model of available capacity – administer workplaces, define standard maximum and minimum hourly rates, individual work place efficiency and shift start times.
Manage the routing information required for scheduling, e.g. material, operation numbers, resource(s), and setting and cycle times.
Built-in scheduling rules take the time, complexity and errors out of planning.
Manage operational constraints – set rules such as no overlap, earliest start and latest end dates.