Baking Industry

Process Synchronization through Optimal Order Sequencing

Scheduling various types of baked goods becomes increasingly complex when handling multiple orders in a single process (a large oven). The aim is to establish an sequence of orders that, when executed, results in the least amount of waiting time between processes, reducing the chance of wastage.

  • Holistic process synchronization
  • Minimized lead times and inventory levels
  • Flawless delivery reliability
  • Drastically lower amount of time spent on planning and scheduling

Challenges

In a bakery, mixers and ovens can go down, or may have to be brought down for cleaning. Different products may only be produced on certain lines, and scheduling optimally to reduce downtimes while simultaneously meeting demand presents a significant challenge. Ingredients lists need to be carefully tracked, not only so that inventories can be kept up, but also to avoid cross-contamination of allergen ingredients used in production in different parts of the factory.

With Asprova APS

  • Optimal worker assignment
  • Superior delivery reliability
  • Optimal sequential scheduling considering all relevant constraints
  • Dramatically shortened throughput times
  • Reduced intermediate part buildup
  • Increased resource efficiency
  • Improved transparency in factory and order status
  • Greater flexibility in case of order changes, rush orders, machine failure, and other unforeseen occurrences
  • Drastic reduction in the amount of time and effort spent on planning