flexis Job Shop Scheduling (JSS) optimizes product planning
flexis JSS is helping us to optimize our order to delivery processes, from customer order management to production planning and shipping of orders. The central element is the significant increase of transparency regarding the current status in our production progress, the availability of products and of all of our production resources. This overview of the current situation can be retrieved quickly and reliable at any time. JSS is helping us to recognize bottlenecks in our production at an early stage as well as avoid idle times of our workforce and machines. Our set-up times also could be reduced significantly. flexis JSS is also supporting us in efficiently creating optimized production plans. Being able to create and evaluate planning scenarios has stabilized our production considerably. With its ability to cover the end-to-end sales and production process as well as its plan optimization and simulation capability is JSS contributing to our company goal of producing high precision gears for our customer and achieve sustainable growth.
Seiichiro Hayashi, KMI
Innovative Solution for job-shop scheduling
At Kawasaki Machine Industry (KMI) in Kyoto, Japan, flexis JSS is in live operation for some time now. JSS is an innovative solution for job shop scheduling that is specifically tailored to small and medium-sized enterprises. KMI makes use of a powerful flexis solution that optimizes production planning in job-shop manufacturing for its high quality precision gears, used mainly in aircraft industries.
flexis was chosen for two main reasons: Due to the exceptional knowledge of the company in terms of production planning and optimization in the automotive industry and because of the opportunities the flexis Advanced Planning & Scheduling solutions offer thanks to their excellent in-memory database and optimization algorithms.
JSS combines Advanced Planning & Scheduling and ERP-Features
The implemented solution for job management allows users to create optimized production plans in terms of capabilities and limitations, and validate them. Moreover, functionalities of an ERP system are mirrored, so that jobs can be created and processes can be adjusted in the solution. KMI is the first company to benefit from this new flexis software solution