Scheduling System did not meet changing business needs
-Planning runs constantly conflicted with previous runs, resulting in inefficient continuity.
-Existing APO scheduling solution did not support Lean principles and theories.
-Planners spent significant time reacting to problems instead of preventing scheduling issues.
Repetitive Flexible Scheduling With APO
-Design and implement a Repetitive Flexible Scheduling (RFS) solution.
-Install custom averaging heuristic to level load production over a flexible period, for plan-to-plan continuity.
-Recommend and execute a weekly background job stream to create the initial production and level load the schedule.
Proactive Planning Transformation
-Solution improves operating and manufacturing efficiency, planner efficiencies.
-15% manufacturing operations efficiency savings by providing schedule continuity.
-Weekly planning run gives schedulers a pre-scheduled, level loaded plan based on each product’s operations efficiencies and priorities.
-35% Planner Efficiency Savings; Focus on Preventative Fire Fighting.