ATS Integrates Advanced Planning & Scheduling System at a Turbine Blade Manufacturer in the UK


  • Simplified, system driven, Planning & Scheduling process
  • Ability to present various short-term schedule scenarios to the planning team(s)
  • Obtain medium-term forecasts to support internal forecasting requirements

Project Scope

  • Centralised planning/scheduling system covering:
    • 100+ Machine Resources
    • Operator Shift Constraints
    • 5 Quarter Planning
    • 300+ Sales Orders
    • 15,000+ Operations

Solution Approach

  • Requirements capture and high level system design via on premise consultancy
  • System development/configuration, including data cleansing activities
  • Deployment in parallel to existing system for data/algorithm validation
  • Go-Live

Systems & Tools

  • SIMATIC IT Preactor

The Results

25% reduction in customer complaints relating to deliveries

>5% yield improvement through optimised scheduling

10% increase in on-time deliveries

Improved Forecasting Ability

Enables scenario planning

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