Tool and Die Manufacturing

Process Synchronization through Precise Planning

A plastic injection mold or punching die consists of many mechanical primary components and hundreds of subsidiary parts. Many of these components have different production lead times on the same assembly and need to be ready at a precise time. Producing these components synchronously as well as coinciding the the start dates for pre-assembly and final assembly is a real challenge. Here, exact sequencing is a prerequisite for flawless process synchronization.

  • Consideration of alternative routes
  • Preferred resources and routes
  • Consideration of material availability
  • Maximize flexibility
  • Consideration of various product specifications and resource capabilities

Challenges

Many sub-components are produced on the same resource at different processing times—when there are many open orders for different items, Asprova will automatically sequence production so that a resource is used efficiently while at the same time avoid work-in-process buildup.

When a complex order suddenly needs to be finished fast, other orders might be held up because of competing machine use time among orders with different production priorities. Asprova can optimize your schedule so that unnecessary idle times are kept to a minimum.

With Asprova APS

  • Complete process synchronization through optimal, sequential planning
  • Drastic reduction in order lead times
  • Increased value-adding work share by minimizing stagnation times
  • Drastically shortened production lead times through bottleneck-oriented planning
  • Massive reduction in intermediate parts buildup
  • Increased resource efficiency
  • Improved transparency in factory and order status
  • Greater flexibility in the case of order changes, rush orders, machine failure, etc.
  • Drastic reduction in time and effort spent on planning