Thinking ahead – optimized production planning

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Production planning is a vicious circle. It includes a detailed distribution of materials, resources and processes required for the production and delivery of products on time. The goal of planning is to achieve the most efficient production process. This means balancing production needs with available resources and all in the most cost-effective way.

The role of planning in everyday production processes is great and therefore cannot and must not be neglected. Neglect can result in very high losses. Proper planning means that the company knows how to ensure that all production processes work together in an optimal way. This task cannot be adequately performed with static planning tools, although they may work well under the assumption that all planned steps will be completed on time and without any changes. But changes in production are frequent, which opens up space for dynamic planning tools. They take into account changes and constraints and view production as a part integrated with other business operations. One of the most important differences between static and dynamic planning tools is precisely the ability to integrate with other business and manufacturing areas.

Optimal production flow can only be achieved if planning is seen as part of an efficient production process, where all data is interconnected. The result is that the work order, before reaching the production plan, already takes into account many details related to materials and work planning. In addition, it can also manage the delivery date, connect to the production plant, schedule work …