Plastic Injection Molding

Increased Resource Productivity

Orders cannot be handled individually, but need to be processes en-masse because of lengthy changeover times. Lot sizes thus contain hundres to thousands of parts. An important factor hereby is keeping inventory stocks with minimum amounts of faulty parts.

Asprova plans all resources (injection molding machines, molds, machine operators, changeover teams) with consideration of limited capacity. Also, orders can only be scheduled if all required resources are available.

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

Requirements to Asprova

  • Multi-Stage Planning that Considers Machines, Molds, Tools, Setup Teams, Machine Operators, etc.
  • Timely Provision of Molds and Extrusion Tools
  • Timely Replanishment of Inventory Stocks (that never Falls Below a Security Stock Level)
  • Consideration of Material Avaiability
  • Consideration of Various Item Specification and Resource Capabilities
  • Alternative Route Planning
  • Sequential Scheduling that Includes Production and Setup Processes
  • Provision of Optimal Work Instructions, Based on which Molds and Tools may be Provided on Time
  • Scheduling a Setup Team that Executes an External, Just-In-Time Setup Process
  • Scheduling Machine Maintenance and Mold Maintenance with Optimal Timing

With Asprova APS

  • Shorter Delivery Times
  • Wholistic Process Synchronization through Optimal, Sequential Scheduling
  • Drastically Shortened Lead Times through Bottleneck-Oriented Planning
  • Massive Reduction in Intermediate Parts
  • Increased Resource Efficiency
  • Improved Transparency in Factory and Order Status
  • Greater Flexibility in the Case of Order Changes, Rush Orders, Machine Failure, etc.
  • 90 % Reduction in Planning Efforts