Create Order Programs in Only a Few Seconds
The custumer’s order behavior with regard to multifaceted products changes constantly. New special equipment, new types and derivatives, model upgrades and changing customer needs continuously alter the composition of the production program. During the tactical planning process, automobile manufactures and other mass producers have to coordinate their assemblies as precisely as possible with the orders.
Trends and forecasts help to predict the order program in advance. However, it often takes hours and days to create realistic order programs in order to assess the impact of forecasted market changes on the production. Mathematical algorithms help to reduce this span of time to only a few seconds and to obtain more accurate and detailed results.
Save Planning Time by Improving the Planning Base
The module “Order Generation” generates order programs based on forecasted take rates for specific order features. A mathematical optimization procedure ensures that the target take rates of desired order features are met as precisely as possible while all untouched order feature take rates remain the same. The software automatically considers dependencies between the order features. An order program of the highest quality is produced in an extremely short period of time. This program is the basis for further analyses, e.g. with regard to effects on workload in an assembly line or the requirements of some work stations.
Features that make the module “Order Generation” unique:
Quick and easy generation of order programs based on forecasts
Hit cross series take rates with certainty
Ensure the build-ability of orders
Consider dependencies of order features automatically
Change the configuration of individual orders
Simplified usage of build-ability rules to ensure plausible order programs
Creation of flexible interfaces for the import and export of order programs
In combination with the software module “Line Balancing”, this module helps to directly display impacts on the workstations
The bottom line is that these features help to generate order programs significantly faster, easier and in higher quality. This is how you prepare your assembly for the order programs of tomorrow!