Spring Manufacturing Planning with Asprova APS System

Magnificent Results through Optimized, Sequential Planning

Spring manufacturing processes are linear for the most part, which means that they run through winding, heat-treatment, sanding, sand blasting, and painting. Depending on spring dimensions, alternative resources may be available for production. In such instances, lot sizes vary from a few pieces to thousands of pieces, which makes it very difficult to sychronize processes and therefore achieveing minimal throughput time.

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

Challenges

  • Reduce Delivery Time
  • Decrease Long Lead Times and Large Intermediate Product Stocks
  • Consider Various Item Specifications and Resource Capabilities
  • Consideration of Alternative Roues
  • Route and Resource Priorities
  • Process Loop Scheduling (e.g. for Sand Blasting)
  • Handle Greatly Varing Lot Sizes
  • Synchronize Production Production Order Sets that Contain Springs of Various Dimensions and Properties
  • Consider Material Availability
  • Bottleneck-Oriented Planning
  • Maximize Flexibility
  • Decrease Planning Efforts

With Asprova APS

  • Minimal Delivery Time
  • Excellent Delivery Reliability
  • Greatly Reduced Lead Times and Intermediate Product Inventories
  • Complete Process Synchronization through Optimal, Sequential Scheduling where All Process Restriction are Regarded
  • Increased Resource Efficiency through Optimal Scheduling
  • Improved Transparency in Factory and Order Status
  • Greater Flexibility in the Case of Order Changes, Rush Orders, Machine Failure, etc.
  • Substantial Reduction in Planning Efforts