Aluminum Foil Production

Production Setup Fine-Tuning through Optimal Order Sequencing

Production processes in aluminum foil production range from cold-rolling the aluminum band to pre-heating it, followed by a cooling phase and then numerous repititions thereof. A major challenge is synchronizing make-to-order processes with batch production processes.

  • Holistic Process Synchronization
  • Minimized Lead Times and Inventory Stocks
  • Flawless Delivery Reliability

Challenges

  • Minimal Production Lead Times and WIP inventories
  • Optimal Lot Sizes
  • Consideration of Various Item Specifications and Resource Capabilities
  • Shorter Deliver Times
  • Worker Scheduling
  • Consideration of Alternative Routes
  • Preferred Routes and Resources
  • Bottleneck Scheduling
  • Optimal Furnace Loading
  • Minimal Planning Efforts

With Asprova APS

  • Shorter Delivery Times
  • Improved Delivery Reliability
  • Drastic Reduction in Lead Time and WIP
  • Complete Synchronization of All Processes through Optimal, Sequential Scheduling under Consideration of all Restrictions
  • Improved Resource Efficiency Through Optimal Scheduling
  • High Transparency in Factory and Delivery Status
  • Flexibility in the Case of Order Changes, Rush Orders, Machine Failure, etc.
  • Drastic Reduction in Planning Efforts