Production Scheduling

Production/Production Scheduling Features
The Production Scheduling module is designed to ensure a systematic flow of the production process ensuring on-time delivery of your product. The system is designed to meet the unique needs of a paper converter. However, it is also flexible enough to support unique machines and production processes. The key design feature of this module is the ability to provide real time production status information and track production costs without negatively impacting the productivity of the machine operators.

The Production Scheduling module includes the following features:

  • Supports both “live” and “non-live” production
  • Handles one roll into many rolls, many rolls to one roll, or many rolls to many rolls
  • Automatically calculates trim waste
  • Tracks set-up time, production time, and takedown time for each output
  • Supports user defined down time codes
  • Machine file allows for easy creation and definition of new machines or machine types
  • Supports sheeting, slitting/rewinding, laminating, die-cutting, and other production processes
  • Supports single or multi-step production instructions
  • Production notes by customer or ad-hoc notes for a specific production run
  • Provides real time production status information
  • Supports “combo cuts”. This gives you the ability to assign one input to multiple production runs with different outputs
  • Supports machine scheduling with priority codes by machine
  • Generates a pick list for the clamp truck driver
  • Generates a Work Order for the machine operator
  • The system tracks labor rates by employee and production time to calculate labor cost
  • You can assign a specific individual or crew to a specific production run to capture labor costs
  • Supports and tracks machine runtime rates
  • Automatically creates label for butt rolls
  • Automatically creates label for finished goods
  • Supports “for stock” production orders
  • Wrap line production features allow you to update weight and other characteristics at the scale prior to creating the shipping label
  • The operator has several options when they are faced with the take down of an input roll. They can send the butt roll back into inventory with a new label that identifies the roll for what it is, not what it was. They can consider what is left as waste from the production run or they can mark the roll for quality control. A manager can then determine what to do with the roll.
  • Automatically posts all completed output to the “unscheduled shipping” screen to be scheduled for delivery
  • All sales orders that need to be scheduled for production are posted on a “unscheduled production” screen so that they can be scheduled
  • Supports multiple production facilities