The Production Scheduling System
1.1 Case 1: A company's production scheduling system
A company's existing production scheduling could not meet the soaring orders at present and the enterprise's development needs of the future, so it introduced a new production scheduling system to meet business needs and increase production efficiency greatly through the smart production scheduling method. The flexible scheduling strategies of the system are suitable for the production reality and meet the requirements of "no waiting of materials, no shortage of materials and low inventory" effectively. At the same time, the data of the production process can be collected accurately into the system to be analyzed and various statistical forms are made to offer a reference for decision-makers. The main functions include the planning scheduling, the vulcanization scheduling, the shaping scheduling, the curtain cutting scheduling, the steel strip cutting scheduling, the rubber scheduling of the tire surface, the rubber scheduling of the tire edge , the tire rubber scheduling of internal surface, the apex scheduling, the bead ring scheduling, the coating scheduling, the management of report forms, the configuration of the system and so on.
1.2 Case 2: An enterprise's production scheduling management system
In order to solve the problems in the production process, "what to produce", "when to produce" and "how many products are produced", an enterprise introduced the APS, a production scheduling management system, to form a production plan automatically. In this way, the production order for ERP became the production plan and the demand plan of needed materials was made to ensure the scheduled shipment. According to the current materials and resources, the system made a schedule of potential orders to predict the delivery time accurately. At the same time, the APS provided a rich, open data interface that was connected with mainstream ERP system and MES system seamlessly. By giving full play to the information of the external system and APS's high-speed dynamic optimization, the company achieved the overall optimization of the production process and increased the enterprise's competitiveness.
2 A brief introduction to the production scheduling system
The purpose of the production scheduling system is to achieve the automatic scheduling and to reduce each process' scheduling time greatly. It not only reduces the process inventory by making a reasonable schedule of every production process, but also monitors and manages the production to further reduce the production loss. In the aspect of the staff arrangement, the system establishes a reasonable relationship between the staff and the machines to give full play to the machines and the personnel. The system details the production management and monitors it in real-time to improve the overall production efficiency. What's more, the system monitors and tracks the production closely and flexibly to ensure the consistency of the objective and the implementation. In addition, it covers the whole process of tire production through technology to make the tire quality production traceable.
3 Product Features
3.1 Track the product all the way according to its order number
The order number of each schedule is formed for tracking.
3.2 Smart scheduling of production processes
The scheduling system can make accurate schedules on the basis of many dependent processes and the user-related setting, to meet the actual production demand without the waiting of materials and the shortage of materials. It maximizes the use of production resources to achieve the maximization of the production capacity.
3.3 Product can be traced reversely
Each product will be shipped with a QR code card and its production process can be traced reversely according to the QR code card and the order number.
3.4 The scheduling rules can be tailored and extended
The scheduling rules are divided into configurable modules that can be organized according to the present reality and take effect immediately.
3.5 The scheduling method is efficient and flexible
The scheduling method can produce each process' schedule of the day within three minutes according to the rules of user-configuration.
4 The structure of functions
5.1 The management of planning scheduling
The planning scheduling is a process that the planning department makes a general plan form for guiding the production. The plan form takes account of both the order information provided by the marketing department and the inventory information. It is an important part that puts the market orders into the enterprise's production.
5.2 The management of production scheduling
The production scheduling contains ten important production processes, each of which must carry out smart scheduling to meet the requirements of "no waiting of materials and no shortage of materials". It can effectively reduce the inventory, maximize the use of resources, reduce the production cost and increase the efficiency.
5.3 The management of machines and shifts
It offers us the equipment parameters of the machine and the shift setting of the personnel, reminds us of machine maintenance, and tracks machine status. It ensures the machine relations of various processes when the final schedule is completed.
5.4 Statistical Management
The system collects a large amount of production data, and analyzes the dynamic information forms in the production process from different dimensions. These statistical forms accurately reflect the situation of production and provide effective data support for production management decisions.
5.5 The management of basic data
The modules of base data provide all the basic data needed for the system operation and offer us the corresponding management methods. Some needed data are obtained from the external system, so the system also provides us with the functions of automatic synchronization and manual synchronization to ensure the complete and timely data.
6 Application fields
The scheduling system, as an important part of the production system, provides reasonable scheduling information quickly and accurately for the enterprise production so that the production process can be smooth. The flexible strategies of system configuration ensure that the system's scheduling method can meet the actual requirements of production to the greatest degree with no waiting of materials, no shortage of materials and low inventory. In the entire life cycle from the beginning to the end of the production process, the product can be tracked accurately. Each product have the only QR code card and can be tracked in a forward or reverse way. The information generated in the production process can also be recorded in a timely and accurate manner and the report forms of different levels are made in different dimensions so that they provide valid data for the following decisions. The data-based scheduling system can be applied to the tire production industry, the automobile manufacturing industry, the shoes and apparel industry, the electronics industry, the furniture industry, the electrical appliances industry and other industries.