Allows   each   of   your   manufacturing   operations   to   be   scheduled   in   detail,   typically   a   few   days   ahead,   or   a   week ahead.   This   covers   the   trimming   and   scheduling   of   all   workcentres,   from   paper   machines   through   finishing   and conversion equipment. The Planner uses a number of steps / tools to optimise the throughput of your operation.  Group Orders Allows   the   Planner   to   group   suitable   orders   together   for   manufacturing.   Orders   are   selected   by   the   use   of   filters and   grouped   together   using   pre-defined   rules.   The   grouping   rules   can   be   configured   by   the   Planner   and   could include   such   attributes   as:   Grade,   Type,   GSM,   Caliper,   Centre,   etc.   The   Planner   can   iterate   any   number   of times prior to passing the grouped orders to the next stage of the scheduling process. Workcentre Scheduling Deckled   production   runs   are   placed   on   the   unplanned   section   of   each   work   centre’s   run   order,   ready   to   be included   in   a   finite   schedule. The   planner   moves   specific   production   runs   from   unplanned   to   planned   using   ‘drag &   drop’.   At   this   point   ascman   calculates   start   /   stop   times   for   each   production   run   based   on   their   specific positions in the schedule. Downtime events can also be inserted. Deckling / Trimming As   standard,   the   system   provides   a   semi-automatic   deckling   facility,   allowing   the   planner   to   build   deckle patterns   from   the   grouped   orders.   These   patterns   are   validated   against   demand,   including   the   relevant   trade tolerances. At this stage additional stock rolls can be added for improved deckle efficiency. We   can   also   provide   interfaces   to   specialist   proprietary   trimming   algorithms.   Grouped   orders   can   be   passed   into the   trimming   program   /   solution   for   the   planner   to   manipulate   &   iterate.   The   resultant   patterns   will   be   passed back   automatically   to   ascman.   Where   production   runs   are   straightforward   and   the   deckle   pattern   is   well   known, ascman’s    semi-automatic    deckling    is    straightforward    and    effective.    Where    there    is    a    mix    /    complexity    of requirements, a proprietary trimming algorithm’s optimisation calculations might be better.

ascman : workcentre scheduling

© ascman ltd 2017
“Specialist IT solutions for roll-based, cores and flat sheet industries”
Schedule all Workcentres Optimises Throughput Groups Like Orders Deckling / Trimming Easy Deckle Helper Link to Proprietary Algorithm Finite Schedule Downtime & Other Events
Allows   each   of   your   manufacturing   operations   to be   scheduled   in   detail,   typically   a   few   days   ahead, or   a   week   ahead.   This   covers   the   trimming   and scheduling      of      all      workcentres,      from      paper machines      through      finishing      and      conversion equipment.   The   Planner   uses   a   number   of   steps   / tools to optimise the throughput of your operation.  Group Orders Allows     the     Planner     to     group     suitable     orders together   for   manufacturing.   Orders   are   selected   by the   use   of   filters   and   grouped   together   using   pre- defined     rules.     The     grouping     rules     can     be configured   by   the   Planner   and   could   include   such attributes   as:   Grade,   Type,   GSM,   Caliper,   Centre, etc.   The   Planner   can   iterate   any   number   of   times prior   to   passing   the   grouped   orders   to   the   next stage of the scheduling process. Workcentre Scheduling Deckled     production     runs     are     placed     on     the unplanned   section   of   each   work   centre’s   run   order, ready    to    be    included    in    a    finite    schedule.    The planner     moves     specific     production     runs     from unplanned   to   planned   using   ‘drag   &   drop’.   At   this point   ascman   calculates   start   /   stop   times   for   each production   run   based   on   their   specific   positions   in the     schedule.     Downtime     events     can     also     be inserted. Deckling / Trimming As   standard,   the   system   provides   a   semi-automatic deckling    facility,    allowing    the    planner    to    build deckle   patterns   from   the   grouped   orders.   These patterns   are   validated   against   demand,   including the     relevant     trade     tolerances.     At     this     stage additional   stock   rolls   can   be   added   for   improved deckle efficiency. We     can     also     provide     interfaces     to     specialist proprietary    trimming    algorithms.    Grouped    orders can   be   passed   into   the   trimming   program   /   solution for    the    planner    to    manipulate    &    iterate.    The resultant       patterns       will       be       passed       back automatically   to   ascman.   Where   production   runs are   straightforward   and   the   deckle   pattern   is   well known,     ascman’s     semi-automatic     deckling     is straightforward   and   effective.   Where   there   is   a   mix /     complexity     of     requirements,     a     proprietary trimming      algorithm’s      optimisation      calculations might be better.

ascman : schedule

© ascman ltd 2017
“Specialist IT solutions for roll-based, cores and flat sheet industries”
Schedule all Workcentres Optimises Throughput Groups Like Orders Deckling / Trimming Easy Deckle Helper Link to Proprietary Algorithm Finite Schedule Downtime & Other Events