Porcelain Production

Fine tune your production with optimal order sequencing

The long and complex porcelain production process consists of numerous production steps: mixing, pressing, forming, glazing, decorating, etc. each of which are interrupted by a firing process. Challenge: optimally synchronizing Made-to-order with Batch processes (firing).

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

Challenges

  • Decrease Production Lead Times and Product Inventories
  • Reduce Setup Times in the Decoration Process
  • Manage Order Sequencing on Resources to Schedule Same Colored Ones Consecutively
  • Consider Furnace Specifications in the Firing Process
  • Consideration of Alternative Routes
  • Preferred Routes and Resources
  • Bottleneck-Oriented Planning
  • Consideration of Various Item Specifications and Resource Capabilities
  • Consideration of Limited Oven Capacity

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 Felxibility in Case of Order Changes, Rush Orders, Machine Failure, etc.
  • 90 % Reduction in Planning Efforts