• The plant manufactures blades and nozzle guide vanes for the aerospace and industrial gas turbine industries.
  • Align scheduling of multiple complex manufacturing areas and having a single overview
  • To create more visibility on what will happen in the future

Project Scope

  • Create insights into the real capacity of the factory
  • Create an insight on the expected end dates of works orders
  • Explore possibilities to respond rapidly to changes

Solution Approach

  • SIMATIC IT Preactor Advanced Scheduling provided necessary insight on production scheduling
  • Tight integration with both ERP and MES to leverage the existing information within the organization
  • Powerful APS algorithms to create multiple planning scenario’s applicable to each situation

Systems & Tools

  • SIMATIC IT Preactor Advanced Planning & Scheduling software

The Results

  • 25% reduction in customer complaints on delivery performance
  • More than 5% yield improvement through improved scheduling
  • 10% increase in delivery performance
  • Improved forecasting ability
  • The ability to create and compare various planning scenarios to pick the best applicable scenario at that moment.
  • Empowered the customer project team members to be involved in the design of the two-way data exchange between ERP, APS and MES

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