“The situation on the factory floor is always changing,” says Lars Gimbringer, Optimity CTO. “Production Workbench allows planners to be more responsive and better manage their plans. For example, capacity issues, product shortages, min/max inventory violations, or expiry date issues are immediately visible in the tool. The planner can then decide whether to make a manual adjustment or re-optimize the plan.”
The new workbench allows planners to manually add and adjust production order quantities, timings and statuses. And, because resource loads, inventory projections, and delivery capabilities are updated automatically, planners can easily see the impact of their changes.