LIP Bled: Production process scheduling
Using the solution for production scheduling with the planning system Preactor (now Siemens Opcenter APS), company LIP Bled shortened the time for plan preparation, improved delivery times, shortened the production process and provided an overview of the occupancy of production.
LIP Bled is a modern company with more than 60 years of tradition in the timber industry. It ranks among the 20 largest European manufacturers of interior doors and is the largest company for wood processing in Slovenia and the largest exporter in the wood industry.
The company wanted to manage a diverse manufacturing process, but the tools they were using couldn’t cope with this task. The two main challenges they were facing were following the deadlines and optimization of production costs.
- constant changes of settings on the machines,
- a large number of orders, the majority being one piece only
- complex scheduling, which must, among other things, take into account the characteristics of the products.
Capabilities and solution
Mr. Janko Cerkovnik, Executive Director of Interior Doors, said they need the system for:
- efficient scheduling of work operations which would connect with the existing ERP and MES systems,
- shortening the manufacturing process,
- an overview of vacancies.
INEA, using the planning tool Preactor, established a solution for production scheduling, in which the company LIP Bled shortened the time for making a plan, improved delivery time, shortened the production process and provide an overview of the occupancy of production.
- reduced the time required for planning by 70%
- reduced settings of the machines by 20%
- workers receive clear instructions on what to do in a given workplace through classification in Preactor.
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