Piston Ring Manufacturing

Lead Time Minimization through Bottleck Process Optimization

Typical to piston ring manufacturing is the run through the grinding process multiple times. Optimally scheduling production according to this proves to be a difficult task, of which another one is scheduling the often many different bottleneck processes.

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

Challenges

  • Scheduling processes in optimal sequence, including bottleneck processes
  • Shortening Lead Time
  • Reduzing Intermediate Parts
  • Considering Various Item Specifications and Resource Capabilities
  • Consideration of Alternative Routes
  • Prioritized Routes and Resources
  • Consideration of Material Availability
  • Greater Flexibility
  • Minimized Planning Efforts

With Asprova APS

  • Shorter Delivery Times
  • Holistic Process Synchronization through Optimal, Sequential Scheduling
  • Drastically Shortened Production 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