Production planning with flexis
Yokoten, a magazine for Operational Excellence und Best Practice Sharing, published an article concerning engine production at MAN Diesel & Turbo SE in Augsburg and Saint Nazaire/France, where flexis solutions are running successfully since 2010. It describes the development from early attempts to optimize the assembly process by using a Microsoft Access database to the implementation of ProPlan, a system developed by MAN staff and flexis.
ProPlan functionality ranges from sales planning, to operational planning for assembly lines and work stations. A uniform distribution of complex orders leads to the best possible harmonious utilization of production resources and the avoidance of bottlenecks. For evaluation purposes there is a functionality that not only allows the validation of a single planning scenario, but also the comparison of several planning scenarios.
flexis ProPlan increased delivery performance and productivity, and reduced throughput times for engines. In addition flexis ProPlan helped MAN Diesel & Turbo SE to achieve an improvement in the order scheduling process by simultaneous consideration of demand and capacities.
You can find the extensive (german) article here: production planning at MAN Diesel & Turbo SE