Production Scheduling Systemization – Prototype Building to Real-time operations

Depending Solely on Human Scheduler’s Experience

After discussing how Finite Capacity Scheduling software can be of assistance to manufacturers who deal with Mold Processes by Simulating, we will now try to cover one of the most common problems of businesses who depend on experts (a single person or sometimes a group of people) to manage the schedules.

One of the biggest hassles for companies, who choose to rely on this method (depending solely on people) for their scheduling management, is the fact that people are oftentimes the source of inconsistencies. Unlike machines, people might get sick just when you need them the most, and be missing in action for unknown reasons, especially on crucial situations. Additionally, it is important to understand that whether we like it or not, people who have the most experience with your current production scheduling, get old and look forward to retirement. This will leave you with the massive amount of information on scheduling that they couldn’t possibly pass on to an apprentice before they go.

A sound solution may be systemization using the computer, but according to experts, this may cost millions and may still fail. However, due to the innovations that time brought about, systemization was made possible with the help of a cost-efficient, standardized Production Scheduler.

This may be done using five simple steps:

Initializing a prototype system → utilizing a production scheduler and transferring some data to the prototype.

Creating an interface with your current system and the production scheduler → incorporating the production scheduler with the existing production control system for smoother production control business.

Preparing a real production scheduling system data → this step is when you use real-time data for the production.

Performing the operational test → this step is crucial to systemization, and lastly, of course, Maintenance. For more detailed instructions on this matter, you may continue reading here.

Throughout the years, the problem of having human assets that come and go, leaving the company operations slowed down whenever they leave because of dependence on personal management, scheduling skills, and experience, has been lethal. However, these five simple steps should be the answer to the problem.

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