Asprova APS schedules stamping and welding production for automotive supplier Futaba in Czechia since 2014. Futaba manufactures parts for vehicles’ bodywork, undercarriages, and exhaust systems for customers such as Toyota and PSA.
Integrated with their ERP, MES, and WMS, Asprova schedules according to capacity for multiple resources—people, lines, machines, and multiple-use molds—sequencing orders optimally. The result has been accurate and up-to-date information on material availability and procurement. Re-scheduling happens quickly when order data changes and this speed is used to easily compare multiple plan variants.
Futaba not only uses Asprova’s logic to schedule the entire production area, but additionally to schedule purchase orders and logistics as part of an end-to-end solution. Subsequently, Futaba has eliminated man-made errors and increased overall scheduling quality.