Scheduling Spring Manufacturing

Results through Optimized, Sequential Planning

Spring manufacturing has a linear sequence of processes: winding, heat-treatment, sanding, shot blasting, and painting. The size and required configuration of the spring affects which resources can be used for production. Even lot sizes can affect production times, as small batches might be done by hand.

  • High level of process synchronization
  • Minimized lead times and inventory stocks
  • Flawless delivery reliability
  • Drastically reduced time and effort spent on planning

Challenges

Production work is driven by multiple, interspersed call-off orders. Orders have many different configurations, processing times, and lot sizes, and there are order priorities to consider, among other disruptions. Raw material availability also needs to be considered for scheduling.

With Asprova APS

  • Reduced time to delivery
  • Excellent delivery reliability
  • Reduced WIP
  • Complete process synchronization through optimal, sequential scheduling
  • Increased resource efficiency through optimal scheduling
  • Improved transparency in factory and order status
  • Greater flexibility in the case of order changes, rush orders, machine failure, etc.
  • Substantial reduction in time and effort spent on planning