Opcenter Scheduling

Opcenter Scheduling software creates production schedules based on availability of resources, constraints and materials required by the order.

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Advanced scheduling reduces downtime and cost

Opcenter Scheduling provides an accurate model of the production environment. This helps you increase resource utilization and on-time delivery.

Create order-based multi-constraint scheduling
Create order-based schedules. Rank or weigh items to prioritize orders. Sequencing algorithms take into account resource availability and additional constraints the order requires. Schedules can account for different operation run speeds on resources. Apply sequence dependent changeover times based on an operation’s attributes and allow overlaps and slack time between operations.

Model and optimize resource constraints
Model advanced resource constraints, such as rules about concurrent rule usage. Advanced inter-operation constraints include limits on the time between operations and how much operation times can be extended. With advanced schedule optimization, you can define additional schedule optimization rules to deal with problems such as minimizing changeover times, preferred sequencing and campaigning.

Model material usage
Implement custom rules about how materials are consumed to ensure that sub-assemblies and raw materials are used according to business rules. When allocating materials, the system filters and ranks data to allow quality-related or customer-specific material usage constraints to be included.

Visualize assembly processes
Visualize the assembly process from raw materials through to finished goods and sales orders. The material explorer in Opcenter Scheduling shows a graphical view of the material dependencies as well as plots of stock levels over time. See where shortages will occur and choose to keep them as a constraint or ignore them.

View schedules and track order progression
Sales offices use viewers to track the progress of orders. Carry out order inquiries against a read-only copy of the published schedule. Management can compare actual times with scheduled completion times to assess performance of the production process. On a shop floor, cell supervisors or machine operators can use the viewer to see up-to-the-minute work to-do lists.

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Case Study


Dauper uses Opcenter APS to make production scheduling 300 times faster
Case Study

Dauper uses Opcenter APS to make production scheduling 300 times faster


Industry:Consumer products & retail

Location:Canela, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Siemens Software:Opcenter APS

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