Cable Manufacturing

Achieving a Streamlined, Optimal Order Sequence

A cable manufacturer must contend with scheduling many processes with intermediate items and varying process routes. From wire drawing to twisting, cabling, and testing, processes need to be scheduled with close regard to order priority, overlap, cable type, and specific-skill worker availability. All resources running these processes have their own specific restrictions, and optimizing by looking at only one resource, line, or order process can negatively impact all the others.

  • High level of process synchronization
  • Minimized lead times and inventory stock
  • Flawless delivery reliability
  • Reduced time and effort needed for planning

Challenges

The many restrictions of cable manufacturers make scheduling a huge challenge. Semi-finished inventory is a problem, and accurately forecasting when you need raw material delivered can be hopeless, especially with frequent changes, rush orders, or changing priorities.

With Asprova APS

  • Shorter delivery times
  • Radical reduction in total production lead times using bottleneck-oriented planning
  • Drastic reduction in semi-finished inventory
  • Optimizing the order processing sequence for individual processes: drawing, extrusion, stranding, etc.
  • Increased resource efficiency
  • Improved transparency in factory and order status
  • Greater flexibility with order changes, rush orders, machine downtime, and many others
  • Substantially reduced planning efforts