Detailed Scheduling

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ORSOFT Manufacturing Workbench is an advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software which can be used as an add-on to SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA. SAP ERP / SAP S/4HANA is enhanced by ORSOFT Manufacturing Workbench with components such as an interactive planning board and planning functions and functions for SCM business processes. This comes without the introduction of complex additional IT infrastructure or a separate parallel SCM system.

[ORSOFT Manufacturing Workbench] ORSOFT Manufacturing Workbench

APS - Advanced Planning and Scheduling

Plan better in SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA

The production and logistics planning in ERP systems, such as SAP ERP PP, uses the MRP-II method and requires material demands and capacity planning to be separated. ERP systems are transaction-orientated.

ORSOFT Manufacturing Workbench follows the principles of advanced planning and scheduling and offers interactive, simultaneous multi-resource planning, allowing the planning scenarios to be simulated and optimised.

Burden Calculation

The central task of the burden calculator is to assign an optimal bill of material to a process order / production order by considering the quality constraints of the finished product. Here, a set of important constraints must be considered. One finished product can be produced by many different bills of material (different recipes) and the planner needs the capability to compare these variants; this calculation can be based on a linear optimization algorithm.

High Rack Storage Area Optimization

Various industrial processes use high rack storage areas in order to de-couple production stages. Because conventional production planning systems often do not support optimization of the intermediate storage process when planning consecutive production stages, storage bins of high rack storage areas are in practice allocated to only one specific material per bin at one time. In particular when handling flat and stackable intermediates such as various sheets, valuable storage space is wasted just because of restrictive organization or inflexible IT systems.

Laboratory Scheduling

ORSOFT supplies add-ons for SAP ERP, SAP SCM and SAP S/4HANA on premise for the needs of production logistics.

For a few years, more and more have become an integral part of production logistics:

Online CTP

The ORSOFT Solution for CTP (capable to promise) performs availability checks with respect to quantity and delivery date while considering present stocks, already planned production and capacities of production and suppliers.   

ORSOFT CTP supports the sales department by providing more reliable proposals and potential for economic optimizations. There is a certain potential for price optimization in terms of production planning (production sequence, machinery) and associated processes – like cut or mixture optimization – as well.

ORSOFT Shelf Life Cockpit

Today’s business world is one that continues to grow through the phenomenon of globalization and competition. Under these circumstances one of the main factors for economical success lies in the knowledge of logistics. There are many industries, such as Pharmaceuticals and Food & Beverages, that have to cope with the daily challenges of logistics, but more importantly these industries also have to pay close attention to the shelf life of their products.

Tank- and Silo Management

Production processes in the food industries, in particular in dairies and in beverage production, often require intermediate storage in tanks or silos. Often a tank may hold different products at different times, in that case the tank is denoted as "multi-product tank" or "non-determined tank". A single production batch may also use multiple source tanks for the same raw material component and multiple target tanks for the same target component. Scheduling of such production is highly complicated.

Vendor Managed Inventory

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is a modern approach to optimize cross-company supply chains. Large retail chains within the food industry attempt to hand over the responsibility for the on-site availability of goods in the supermarkets to the suppliers . In this context, retailers are ready to provide their suppliers with information regarding inventory and cosumption of those goods in their stores and regional distribution centers.