by OROBIX SRL
Production Scheduling Software
Industrial production planning and control software: buffer management for mid-term scheduling and continuous monitoring.
Op.pla is the innovative finite capacity scheduling software for industrial production optimization and planning. Op.pla provides mid-term scheduling, automating day-to-day tasks, and giving the user extra time for monitoring and risk mitigation activities.
Op.pla makes it possible to analyze and manage real-world processes constraints and to provide full visibility of order (and/or job) priorities by alerting the user about activities at risk of delay.
Op.pla allows to:
INCREASE ON-TIME DELIVERY
For each optimized order (and/or job), Op.pla automatically calculates the priority of production, in relation to the estimated time to completion and to the residual time in the safety buffer. This information is easily and effectively visualized and made accessible by the user through a traffic light system. Different colors are used to display the chance of each order being late.
The production user will make the daily production schedule according to the priorities suggested by Op.pla and summarise what exactly was produced in order to use this information for further optimization
REDUCE LEAD TIME AND THE WIP
Based on a finite capacity optimizer, Op.pla suggests the best sequence for production orders (and/or jobs) according to the "critical chain & buffer management” theory. This approach involves managing a unique time safety buffer to protect the entire work process - i.e. the expected delivery date - appropriately sized according to the critical chain, increasing overall efficiency and reducing the lead time.
The safety buffer makes it possible to disconnect the different production phases of an order and/or a job, reducing the risks associated with the mutual dependency between them and absorbing any critical situations due to unexpected events and the uncertainty occurring during the production and/or the project.
PERFORM PREDICTIVE DATA ANALYSIS
Op.pla enables strategic decisions based on real production and/or project performance and provides simulations to anticipate unexpected scenarios and to react promptly and with intelligence.
The "what if" analysis allows to evaluate the impact of unusual events on business KPIs and to forecast future scenarios in order to provide the management with mid- or long-term strategic guidelines.
GENERATE OF CORPORATE VALUE
Op.pla simplifies and objectively formulates the planning strategy by allocating fewer resources to routine activities and more resources to those tasks that truly have an impact on the final goals. In this way, it is possible to gain more time to perform analysis that provides business value and permits a rapid and effective action in case of unusual occurrences and risks affecting objectives. Op.pla makes planning a business asset.
OPTIMIZATION OF INTERNAL WORKING PROCESSES
Op.pla is most effective in make-to-order processes (MTO) and engineering-to-order processes (ETO) where a significant number of orders and/or jobs share resources where integrated planning across all departments is crucial, from engineering to purchasing and from sales to production.