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Scheduling

Slim down your scheduling processes, enhance the use of production assets, and synchronise multi operation production. Meet delivery objectives and improve customer service levels.

We understand your challenges

  • Production costs are too high

    High labour costs, long changeover times, and poor material yields are just a few of the things hiking up costs.

  • Change overs and cleaning are frequent and taking too long

    It’s difficult and time consuming to come up with the right production sequence that minimises changeover and cleaning time whilst maintaining customer service. A break in the sequence can be costly and have a knock on effect on later orders.

  • Poor product quality

    You’re not seeing the results you need because you haven’t got the data available to make informed scheduling decisions.

  • It’s difficult to dynamically change schedules as circumstances alter

    Labour resources may have reduced, materials could be unavailable, customers may change demand, and production lines or tooling could unexpectedly not be available.

  • A small number of key people hold certain information

    You are over-dependant on the knowledge of a few key people, and information isn’t stored on a commonly accessed system.

  • Failing to meet depot times

    You are missing delivery slots at specific customer locations, jeopardising customer relations and increasing distribution costs.

Solve Your Scheduling Issues

Achieve End-to-End Integration

Connect planning and scheduling in a single system for better business outcomes

  • Take the objectives and outputs defined by your demand and supply plans, and turn them into operational production orders and track their execution
  • Easily negotiate time-critical supply volumes and deadlines. e.g. JIT and lineside deliveries
  • Quickly communicate priorities and urgent actions, with granular detail when needed

Upgrade Your Operation Scheduling

Create a quality schedule that meets delivery objectives

  • Generate supply and production orders from another system, or using our MRP algorithm (based on customer orders, demand forecasts, inventory, WIP, scheduled receipts and planning parameters)
  • Optimise production sequences and synchronisations, between operations
  • Integrate your progress control for up to date visibility of schedule process
  • Consider constraints as finite and infinite depending on the situation

Utilise Production Feedback

Gain full control over production processes

  • Capture production feedback to give complete visibility on the production situation
  • Consider use of resources, products completed / scrap, time, and feedback on the production process
  • Integrate with production execution systems to obtain feedback, or gather it locally

Get Industry-Specific Functionality

Software that benefits a range of industries

  • Food & Beverage: Resolve complex constraints, optimise sequences to reduce the number and time of set-ups, considering multiple sequence rule sets including allergens
  • Discrete manufacturing: Algorithms available for specific manufacturing applications e.g. automotive, injection moulding, furniture, machine building, supply industry and more
  • Textile & apparel: Manage orders and BOMs with size and colour variants, generate production orders linked to specific batches of incoming materials, select in-house or external production alternatives

Allergen Scheduling & Cyclic Cleaning

sofco Scheduling manages these real, and often complex, constraints to produce an optimal sequence

  • Scheduling contains a rules matrix, cyclic resource schedule and constraints based algorithms to rapidly calculate the best schedule

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Trusted by our clients

“Greencore is involved in multiple categories, supplying a diverse range of products with different characteristics that require very different manufacturing processes. We selected sofco as they have an End-to-End planning and execution system that can be configured easily to fit these disparate demands. Our approach is much more sophisticated and collaborative now.”

Chris Chestney

IT Business Partner, Greencore

“What impressed us most about the sofco people was they understood our business, listened, and would bring a lot of experience to the project. They brought solid solutions to the issues we presented them with. It was clear from the outset that we were going to be able to work well together as a team and deliver this project. That is exactly what has happened.”

Barbara Van den Berg

Project Manager, Van Geloven

British Bakels

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Collaborative Forecaster

Demand Planning

Improve performance across your whole value chain. Deliver for customers, reduce costs and increase profit.

More Info

Scheduling

Optimise your scheduling processes, meet delivery objectives and improve customer service levels.

More Info

Supply Planning

Get visibility of supply and demand at all levels of the supply chain. Be more agile and demand-driven.

More Info

S&OP / IBP

Align your S&OP / IBP process from End-to-End. Collaborate across financial, operational and strategic objectives.

More Info

Trade Promotions

Get maximum ROI from promotions, with insights from past data analysis to post-event evaluation.

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Collaborative Forecaster

Work with your team to create, review and update forecasts remotely on any device.

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