Automatic Creation of Individual Work Orders for Individual Resources

Challenges faced planning for the production of control devices

  • Shortening of lead times and reduction of inventories
  • Reducing waiting times
  • Improving Transparency
  • Optimizing the timing of the processes
  • Optimizing use of resources and increasing productivity
  • Creating optimized sequence planning for individual resources (in terms of process synchronization)
  • Creating optimal work orders for individual resources


  • The machines run "unmanned" and are looked after by a setup-team
  • Special Feature:
    - Some resources, such as "Smearing" are repeated several times and are thus bottleneck resources
    - Treatment of bottleneck resources is highlighted in the representations
Integrated Master Editor Table: The Integrated Master Editor Table manages work plans, BOM and detailed process characteristics for each resource (human, machine, tool, material).
Process 40 describes the subassembly for the item "Control compl.". A formula expression in the property "validity condition" evaluates the field "NumSpecn" (see job table) and determines relevant components for process 40.
Formula expressions can be created quickly and comfortably, using the formula editor.
A graphical display of the item structures in the Integrated Master Editor Table (can be interactively edited).

Shift Table: In the Shift Table individual work times are deposited and provided with a unique name (shift code).
Calendar Table: The Calendar Table references the shift and resource table.
It allows targeted allocation of working hours and shifting patterns to certain resources. The working hours from Monday to Friday are active for all resources full-time. Resource "Worker _Fin ass" gets the resources quantity "2", i.e. two employees are employed here.
Order Table: In addition to the "classical" order data, the order table contains, inter alia, custom property fields:
- Platine1-4
- Frame1-2
- I/F-Module1
- Controlmodule1
The values ‚Äč‚Äčentered determine the configuration of the final product. You specify whether and in what quantity the individual components are installed.
Resource Table: The Resource Table is referenced by the Integrated Master Editor Table.
In the Resource Table, resource-specific properties are stored, such as the constitution of resource groups, production and setup suspend times MIN / MAX, resources lot sizes, dependancy on preceeding or succeeding resources, display color and position in the Gantt Charts.
Scheduling results: The Resource Gantt Chart visualizes the scheduling result and gives a quick overview e.g. about delayed orders, bottleneck resources, process flow, waiting times between operations.
Per drag-and-drop individual processes can be moved, fixed, unfixed or released - always taking into account the prescribed planning parameters and rules.
The example shows the planning result for fully assembled end products (blue), including all necessary components.
Custom filter-formulas allow for eg highlighting complete products.
Formula Editor: Filter formula for highlighting of related products groups.
The Order Gantt Chart shows the time course of the scheduled jobs, both in general overview (intermediate products, inventory, replenishment and purchasing orders, outsourcing, etc.), as well as in specific detail of individual orders.
Load Graph: Asprova optimizes and levels out the utilization of all resources according to configurable rules. The high computing speed of Asprova allows for successive optimization by configuring different planning scenarios. For example, you can simulate a wide variety of labor and machine time models in a few minutes and selecting any of them.
Work Instructions: Asprova generates work instructions for each workplace, each resource and each process and provides them for export to other systems. The level of information content and detail are individually configurable.

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