The work of the Virtual Production Planner is to schedule the circulation of products and materials, while respecting the related constraints, in order to optimize the costs at each step of the process. The Virtual Planner goes well beyond the generation of work orders from each of the workshop resources. It takes into consideration a maximum of scheduling possibilities based on several parameters, such as cycle times, difficulties related to each task, the ability of the workforce specifically link to the task, the preceding and following steps, delivery times, etc. In aninstant, the planner gives you the best production plan to use and it will readjust it several times per day depending on the variation of everyday life.
Your Current Problems
Do you coordinate all the quantities of products on all your resources in accordance with the manufacturing process at the lowest cost? Are you able to accurately assess the impact of the insertion of an emergency in the order book? Is every production schedule optimal? Are the processing times for each operation considered in your planning? Do you have penalties for your late delivery times? Does your calendar take into consideration all the hazards that may happen in your day? Do you have to repeat the same operation several times? Do you have a lot of losses that could have been recovered?
The planner satisfy the demand at the minimum cost,he corrects the primary scheduling in real time to adjust to changes during the day, according to the constraints, the available staff, the cost, the quality, the emergencies and deadlines.He Detail the scheduling of tasks to be performed by the production in order to maintain efficiency and control of operations.
The computing capacity of the planner can also be used to evaluate different scenarios, for example, to assess the impact of inserting a new job in the order book, or to assess the impact of adding or removing a resource. Scheduling simulations are a very good tool to support managers in decisionsmaking.