Detailed Production Scheduling

Metals are produced by melting raw materials in a furnace. After quality is checked with various parameters, the blend is forwarded to the foundry where the finished products are formed or the liquid metal is filled into transportation containers. The last process step is the distribution to the customer. Either way, availability of transportation and handling equipment already has to be considered during production scheduling. Additionally, set-up cost, cleaning cycles, cooling times or other restrictions must be considered immediately if original recipes are modified.

Resource Allocation

ORSOFT Manufacturing Workbench allows resource allocation via Gantt-Charts. Histograms that indicate material consumption can be added to the Gantt chart row, representing the resource.

Material Consumption in Holding Furnace
Material Consumption in Holding Furnace

Managing Production Tools

ORSOFT Manufacturing Workbench provides a view that displays the status of all production tools (e.g. molds, handling units, etc.). Conflicts occurring from invalid scheduling are indicated in a chronological order.

Production Tool Manager
Production Tool Manager