APS - Sequencing

flexis Sequencing creates optimized production sequences based on all existing orders in order to ensure efficient production sequences in the short-term planning horizon. This APS solution is suitable for the variant-rich manufacturing industry, in which a resource-optimized assembly sequence is essential. Digital Supply Chain Planning with this flexis software enables on-schedule, lean production with the possibility to permanent adjustments to current requirements. Ideally, this solution is combined with flexis order slotting & scheduling to achieve stability and highest efficiency in the production lines.

Outcome

Resiliency Planning: The system generates solutions that guarantee reliable compliance with production planning targets. An earlier visibility is available, e.g., in case of lack of resources during vacation periods.

Benefit

The modular APS software for sequencing allows rapid concept testing. In Shop Floor Management, parameters can be adjusted by drag & drop. Previous flexis reference cases have a very high sequence stability of up to 99%.

Detail Description

flexis Sequencing receives all existing customer orders and automatically distributes capacities to the respective customers. In this way, optimized sequences are created on the assembly line and on the supply and removal systems. The system generates a consistent pearl chain concept to optimize efficiency. In concrete terms, this means an even distribution of the assembly work and smoothing of the assembly times for a station or a section of a conveyor. Through the digital supply chain twin, production planners can create and evaluate different scenarios. The system-side functions support and facilitate manual rescheduling. The program visualizes rule violations and supports the planner in making the right decisions.

Added Value

  • Avoidance of problem and bottleneck situations
  • Easily adaptable planning module
  • Standard rules can be selected
  • Sequence rules can be adapted and configured by the planner, e.g. for new conditions
  • Lean production through stable processes
  • Process sequences can be optionally adapted to the individual requirements of the customer
  • Archiving of planning and process know-how in a comprehensible form
  • Available in the cloud

flexis solution overview

Facts

Reduction of rework by

30 to
50%

High sequence stability

up to
100%

Throughput increase

5 to
20%