Comprehensive finite capacity planning
MESTEC ensures that all the constraints in the factory no matter how complex can be comprehensively planned: labour, material, machine capacity, space, change-over times, logistics etc which will be continuously evaluated to accommodate changing production requirements.
Putting planners in control
The MESTEC solution ensures that planners are in complete control as the factory’s priorities change. The latest plan is visible to all in real-time, providing a single source of truth, eliminating the hours spent manipulating instantly out-of-date spreadsheets and paper copies. With continuous real-time data, alerts are communicated to provide advance warning of potential critical impacts to the schedule so that corrective action can be taken.
Achievable production scheduling based on reality
Plans based on actual factory performance and updated with real-time status from the factory-floor provide realistic plans and dates that people believe in and can work to. Priorities are no longer based on who shouts loudest.
What-if scenario analysis
‘What-if’ scenario analysis takes the guess work out of production planning as planners can model the potential impact to the business with changes to, for example, shift patterns, manning levels and forecast demand. Confidently knowing you can fulfil every new order and when you can commit to delivery is essential for keeping customers happy.