MES Module Detailed Scheduling

Convenience functions for efficient and error-free production planning: Assign orders and operations to workstations using drag and drop, enjoy uncomplicated early or late scheduling, automatic checking and listing of rule violations (adherence to delivery dates, availability of operating resources …).

The Most Important Functions at a Glance

  • Dynamic calculation of the set-up time depending on the planned sequence of operations
  • Automatic consideration of capacities available, e.g. personnel, material, other operating resources
  • Adaptive resource visibility: When manually scheduling an operation, only designated resources are displayed
  • Scheduling of production order networks
  • Consideration of alternative work operations or work schedules including necessary transport and idle times
  • Checking for individually definable rule violations, e.g. for sequences, dates, capacities
  • Alternative planning scenarios as a basis for decision-making
  • Grouping of production orders and batches into campaigns/planning groups

Benefits for Your Corporate Success

  • Relief through error-free and executable planning
  • Multi-resource planning taking into account dependencies and available capacities
  • Complementary personnel, operating resources and material availability planning
  • Increased adherence to schedules, detect bottlenecks at an early stage, detect spare capacities
  • Uniform production plan that can be distributed digitally at any time – consistent transparency throughout the entire planning process up to the machine terminal
  • Live data from production allows you to react to unexpected events in real time

Module Quality Assurance (QA)

Standard Functions Included

  • Automatic data transfer from peripheral devices/PLC
  • Automatic inspection
  • Data archiving
  • Digital checklists
  • Simple inspection plan creation
  • Intuitive operator entries during production
  • Proactive information management
  • Inspection plans/inspection orders
  • Samples/statistical process controls (SPC)
  • Top level dashboards on large screens

Module Detailed Scheduling (DS)

Standard Functions Included

  • Production variants/versions
  • Gantt chart with drag and drop functionality
  • Comfort functions for an efficient planning process
  • Planning regarding limited capacities
  • Testing of rule violations
  • Scenarios with analyses

Optional Extensions

  • Equipment availability planning
  • Material availability planning
  • Personnel availability planning
  • Campaigns/planning groups
  • Changeover matrices/rules, calculation of the setup times

Module Traceability (TRC)

Standard Functions Included

  • First Pass Yield
  • Forward and backward searches

Optional Extensions

  • Connection to measuring equipment (Q-DAS)
  • Label printer control
  • Material review board (MRB)
  • Material traceability
  • Process traceability
  • Process interlocking
  • Serial number/batch traceability
  • Serial number generator

Module Maintenance (M)

Standard Functions Included

  • Planned maintenance
  • Personnel deployment and requirements planning
  • Alerting
  • Hierarchical structures
  • Maintenance plans/orders
  • Calendar/runtime/counter/state triggers
  • Request and task management
  • Pareto and Pivot analyses
  • Autonomous maintenance
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Synchronization with MDA

Module Machine Data Acquisition (MDA)

Standard Functions Included

  • Intuitive input screens
  • Comprehensive and simple reporting
    – Differentiation of rejects
    – Performance analysis
    – Setup time report
    – States reports
  • Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)

Optional Extensions

  • KPI configurator
  • Process data acquisition
  • Process messages (PM)

Module Production Data Acquisition (PDA)

Standard Functions Included

  • Production order management
    – Routings
    – Bill of material
  • Various order types

Optional Extensions

  • Automatic order start from PLC
  • DNC/EDS set data management
  • Document display
    – e.g. training videos, changeover instructions
  • Dynamic target setup times
  • Energy data acquisition
  • ERP bookings
    – Recording of quantities/time regarding the production order/start date
    – Automatic reporting into the ERP system
    – Based on packing instructions

Basic Module

Standard Functions Included 

  • Audit trail
  • Basic data editor
  • User/rights management
  • Multilingualism
  • Report Designer
  • View Designer
  • Master data management
  • Resource Logbook

Optional Extensions

  • Alerts
  • Connection to BI/BW systems
  • ERP interface
  • Graphical online monitoring (e.g. Andon board)
  • Machine connection
  • Mobile Client
  • Office Client

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Detailed Scheduling: Gantt

Convenient Planning – Error-Free and Effective

Module Detailed Scheduling: In Detail

Professionally planning the production and planned orders is fundamental to a cost-optimized production. This is the only way for you to meet delivery dates, reduce throughput times, lower production costs and at the same time react flexibly to changes in planning. The FASTEC 4 PRO module Detailed Scheduling helps you to cope with these complex requirements. It consists of several tools that saves you a lot of time compared to planning methods with spreadsheets or planning boards, e.g.

  • Evaluations and dashboards provide information on the current status of production and facilitate readjustment in the event of deviations from the plan
  • Gantt chart displays, which include current production data and machine states in real time, provided you also use the MES module Machine Data Acquisition (MDA)
  • Ergonomic and user-friendly operation, e.g. by simply moving orders in the Gantt chart using the drag and drop feature
  • Visualize the effects of changed planning on other orders immediately
  • Idle and waiting times between operations and production runs are taken into account in the production plan
  • Consider required capacities for processing the work steps automatically
  • Consider alternative operations or work plans including necessary transport times and idle periods
  • Optional scheduling of production order networks
  • Check for individually definable rule violations, e.g. for sequences, dates, capacities
  • Alternative planning scenarios for comparing different strategies

Thanks to the partially automated scheduling, your planners have the necessary flexibility to act individually and safely – and are thus relieved in their everyday decision-making processes.

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