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When it comes to production planning and scheduling, many manufacturers in fields such as Aerospace, automotive, wind etc. turn to what they know best: spreadsheets. Excel has been a long-time friend of businesses, offering a familiar grid-like interface where production schedules can be plotted out with the simplicity of rows and columns. But as industries evolve and the demand for efficiency skyrockets, is this trusty old Excel spreadsheet still the best tool for the job? Or has the time come to switch to more specialized production scheduling software? Let’s dive in and compare.
How to Create an Efficient Manufacturing Production Schedule with Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) Software
Stockouts are frustrating. It leaves your customers disgruntled and leads your business to lose out on potential revenue. Overstocking leads to wastage instead. Add the complexities of brittle supply chains and the ever-changing business landscape, and you’ll realize how vital production planning and scheduling can be.
While production planning is nothing new, digital is undoubtedly changing its course and demands you to be more efficient with your processes. Read on to discover why and how digital planning tools and manufacturing production scheduling software can help you scale your manufacturing business amidst competitive rivalries.
The concept of yield improvement in manufacturing has gained significant traction in recent years, as companies look for ways to enhance their profitability and sustainability.
Read the blog to learn how to seize the opportunity to unlock the potential of yield improvement in your manufacturing processes, and watch your organization thrive in the face of challenges and opportunities alike!
Attending an industrial and manufacturing conference is an invaluable experience for professionals in this rapidly evolving sector. These conferences offer a unique convergence of learning, innovation, and networking opportunities that are not readily available elsewhere.
In 2024, several significant conferences are slated to take place, offering professionals in industrial manufacturing unparalleled opportunities to network, learn, and explore cutting-edge innovations. Here are eight must-attend industrial manufacturing conferences for the upcoming year.
Welcome to the fascinating world of factory planning, where innovative strategies and cutting-edge technologies converge to optimize operations and drive efficiency. In this blog post, we will explore the power of simulation in planning scenarios and testing the boundaries of factory resource capacity. Through factory simulation, manufacturing simulation, scheduling simulation, and the rigorous process of testing resource capacity boundaries, manufacturers can unlock a world of possibilities. So, let’s dive in and discover how these practices revolutionize factory planning, streamline operations, and maximize productivity.
Welcome to 2024, a year where the digital manufacturing sector is not just evolving; it’s revolutionizing! Industry 4.0 is no longer a buzzword but a reality that’s transforming how we produce, process, and perceive manufacturing. Let’s dive into the fascinating world of digital manufacturing and uncover the key trends that are making waves this year.
My name is Malte Scherner. I am AAT Composites’ Executive Manager Programs here in Somerset West, South Africa. To tell a little bit about myself, I was born in Germany and together with my parents and the whole family, we emigrated to South Africa in the early 80s. I grew up in Cape Town and went to school here and then I decided after school to study aeronautical engineering back in Germany. My first exposure to the composite aviation industry started during my studies
A new standard for lean manufacturing? How cutting optimization increases the entire manufacturing organization’s profitability
Optimized cutting and kitting processes in many discrete manufacturing segments are crucial due to the high cost of raw materials, and therefore they have a direct influence on the company’s overall profitability. Manufacturers are leaning on technology to optimize every step in the process. AI technology helps meet manufacturing needs by offering a dramatic advancement in cut planning and manufacturing optimization.
In the dynamic world of manufacturing, efficiency and agility are more than mere buzzwords—they’re the lifeblood of any successful operation. And in this quest for operational excellence, two acronyms have taken center stage: MOM and MES. But what do they stand for, and more importantly, how do they differ? Buckle up, as we embark on a journey through the digital landscape of manufacturing, exploring the nuances of Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).
Sustainability in Manufacturing: Implementing Advanced Digital Capabilities to Reduce Carbon Footprints
Manufacturing has come a long way since the industrial revolution, but along with the incredible progress, it has also left a substantial carbon footprint on our planet. In today’s world, where environmental concerns are at the forefront, it’s crucial for the manufacturing industry to adopt sustainable practices. Sustainability in manufacturing is not just a buzzword; it’s a necessity for the well-being of our planet. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of sustainability in manufacturing, strategies for achieving sustainable manufacturing practices, sustainability metrics for measuring progress, and the pivotal role of AI technology in driving sustainability.
The manufacturing industry has undergone massive transformations over the last few years, with digitization playing a pivotal role. As mobile technology continues to advance, apps for manufacturing companies have emerged as crucial tools to enhance productivity, streamline operations, and optimize inventory. These manufacturing apps are not just for mega-corporations; even small businesses can harness their power. In this post, we will delve deep into the importance of these apps and highlight the top six that every manufacturing company should consider.
The manufacturing sector has always been a beacon of innovation, a linchpin of economic progress. Historically known for its resilience and adaptability, the sector now finds itself on the cusp of its most significant transformation yet – the digital metamorphosis. In an era where every business action is heavily reliant on digital methodologies, how does this transition manifest in the manufacturing landscape?