Capacity planning and visualization with Produmex Manufacturing

With changes in consumer behavior and alternative purchasing channels to maintain competitiveness small and mid-sized manufactures need to differentiate themselves within the global marketplace based on a combination of factors such as innovation, product quality, lead-time, price and customer service. Presuming innovation, product quality, lead-time and price are constant, the manufacturer’s only option is to increase levels of customer service for example: Correct engagement and timely response Deliver the right product on time and in the correct quantity Clear product identification and labeling Accurate invoicing and pricing Improving on-time customer deliveries The starting point to improving on-time customer deliveries, with […]

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Scheduling a supporting tool to increase customer service and profits

Scheduling and planning of manufacturing resources is a multi-dimensional and time consuming task when performed manually, and becomes more complex when balancing multiple constraints such as machines, tooling and labour to create a realistic production schedule. Manual planning makes it more difficult to react quickly due to a number of factors such as: Machine Stoppages Lack of materials Problems in product quality Rush orders Unplanned maintenance Inaccurate product forecasts Unreliable lead times Scheduling Solution Many ERP solutions rely on interfacing third party planning and scheduling tools to balance supply and demand versus available capacity and constraints, but with Produmex Manufacturing, […]

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Production planning a balance between machine, tooling and labour capacity availability

Production planning is fundamentally based on balancing demands i.e. dependant and independent demand from sales orders, quotations and manufacturing orders and supply i.e manufacturing orders calculated via MRP with due dates and quantities based on product master data such as bills of materials and routings. The role of the planner is multi-dimensional, has to understand the bigger picture and the ultimate detail to make informed decisions on a timely basis. As part of their daily duties they need to answer multiple questions to determine if the business in on track to meet customer delivery date expectations, for example: What does the current […]

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How to improve customer service for make to order manufactures

When you think of Make to Order (MTO), automatically discrete manufacturing comes to mind, but this method of production is used across a wide variety of industry sectors ranging from computers to fire trucks to cosmetics to golf clubs and food to windows. Make to Order (MTO) is a manufacturing and inventory strategy where companies manufacture products according to each customer’s specification rather than according to a standard product format. Therefore product demand is based on the customer’s sales order, and manufacturing starts once the customer order has been received, whether it’s an assembly process or manufacturing commences after the […]

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Meet the Produmex Development and Technical Team

With development centers located in Budapest, Hungary and Perk, Belgium , in April 2017 the development and technical Produmex and SAP Business One team came together for their annual technology workshop to share their experiences and knowledge. Row 1 left to right: Miklós, András, István, Nico, Martin, Kata, Zsolt, Fruzsina, Péter, Viktor Row 2 left to right: Szilárd, Fangio, Róbert, Attila, Attila

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