A growing company has to deal with frequent order changes. It requires flexibility. And of course, under the umbrella of flexibility comes speed and accuracy. These things are inseparable factors and are a must when it comes to production. A fluorescent lamp manufacturer experienced this phase and decided that they should rely on Asprova’s help for a number of reasons:
To respond to the growing number of orders and the frequent order changes.
Visualization resulting to faster execution—prior to Asprova introduction, they made schedules manually; of course, they needed plenty of time to make them.
Independence from sole human schedulers. Before Asprova, it was hard to pass on the knowledge or know-how when it comes to the scheduling steps and no one could initiate planning if the only one who knows how to do it is away, with the help of the scheduler, this wasn’t necessary anymore as anybody could do it.
Work in progress—due to production inefficiency, the work in progress kept increasing; the company needed a scheduler that would free them from these troubles.
Results after implementation
There are lot’s of gimmicks nowadays that tell us one thing but doesn’t really deliver. Here however, Asprova will never let anybody down as it has proven itself again and again, through providing actual results to the fluorescent lamp manufacturer.
Dramatically increased the processing speed in production scheduling: About 100,000 jobs (number of jobs = number of lots x number of processes) can be scheduled in just 1.5 minutes.
Ability to deal with rush orders: Because of the ultra high-speed scheduling, this company was able to immediately and precisely project the delivery/due dates of rush orders.
Visually displaying progress through Gantt Chart: By tracking the real time progress of production lines through Gantt chart, users were able to find out problems immediately.
Do you still create your production schedules manually? Do you still rely on the experience and intuition of your production go-to-guy? Management of scheduling that relies on experience will eventually reach and impasse. If you’re still struggling on meeting rush orders, unable to visualize the possible future production problems, and reducing WIP inventory, it’s high time to try out Asprova.