Provides   graphical   tools   to   manage   and   plan   multiple   workcentres   in   the   medium   term.   Block   Scheduling   is   a pre-smoothing   tool   which   helps   ensure   that   forward   plans   accurately   reflect   the   balance   between   potentially volatile   market   place   requirements   and   optimum   run   sequences   of   long   runs   and      steady   states.   Block   Planning helps you plan and optimise your grade transitions. Block   Scheduling   can   be   fed   by   your   forecasting   system.   You   can   plan   your   paper   machines   and   downstream workcentres   weeks   in   advance.   Block   plans   represent   both   time   and   projected   volume   of   planned   makings   of specific product types. Blocks   are   interrogated   and   automatically   populated   by   order   entry   and   stock   replenishment,   providing   a dynamic   view   of   capacity   commitments   and   available   to   promise.   Blocks   can   be   viewed   graphically   or   in   list view, with all of the underlying data about orders, reservations and yet to be filled capacity. Block    manipulation    and    “what-if?”    are    available.    The    planner    can    manipulate    blocks    by    lengthening    or shortening,   or   changing   sequences.   Details   of   the   impact   of   any   proposed   amendments   to   the   block   plan,   such as   late   order   prediction   are   presented   to   the   planner   before   the   changes   are   made   firm,   or   the   what-if?   scenario is abandoned.

ascman : block scheduling

© ascman ltd 2017
“Specialist IT solutions for roll-based, cores and flat sheet industries”
Medium Term Horizon Pre Smoothing Tool Can be fed by Forecasts Helps with Grade Transitions Interacts with Order Entry Dynamic View of ATP What-if? Analysis Graphical or List View
Provides   graphical   tools   to   manage   and   plan multiple   workcentres   in   the   medium   term.   Block Scheduling   is   a   pre-smoothing   tool   which   helps ensure   that   forward   plans   accurately   reflect   the balance     between     potentially     volatile     market place       requirements       and       optimum       run sequences    of    long    runs    and        steady    states. Block    Planning    helps    you    plan    and    optimise your grade transitions. Block   Scheduling   can   be   fed   by   your   forecasting system.   You   can   plan   your   paper   machines   and downstream    workcentres    weeks    in    advance. Block   plans   represent   both   time   and   projected volume   of   planned   makings   of   specific   product types. Blocks     are     interrogated     and     automatically populated       by       order       entry       and       stock replenishment,    providing    a    dynamic    view    of capacity   commitments   and   available   to   promise. Blocks   can   be   viewed   graphically   or   in   list   view, with    all    of    the    underlying    data    about    orders, reservations and yet to be filled capacity. Block   manipulation   and   “what-if?”   are   available. The      planner      can      manipulate      blocks      by lengthening      or      shortening,      or      changing sequences.     Details     of     the     impact     of     any proposed   amendments   to   the   block   plan,   such as    late    order    prediction    are    presented    to    the planner   before   the   changes   are   made   firm,   or the what-if? scenario is abandoned.

ascman : blocks

© ascman ltd 2017
“Specialist IT solutions for roll-based, cores and flat sheet industries”
Medium Term Horizon Pre Smoothing Tool Can be fed by Forecasts Helps with Grade Transitions Interacts with Order Entry Dynamic View of ATP What-if? Analysis Graphical or List View