Towards advanced MRP and capacity planning

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Customer

A worldwide leader in industrial gas compression and vacuum solutions. Wide market coverage: direct selling, re-selling and rentals.

Challenges

  • Huge product portfolio
  • The complex production process in a job-shop environment
  • Every product had different routings and a complex bill-of-materials
  • Several operations were subject to capacity constraints

Solution

bluecrux supported in :

  • Creating visibility on available capacity per workstation
  • Calculating the needed capacity for each product and each operation
  • Creating an algorithm that’s able to balance periods with shortages and overcapacity (LEVEL strategy)
  • The calculation of the net requirement for components ensuring optimal usage of stocks and capacity

Results

Improved visibility on (future) bottlenecks

Shortages can now be avoided with early production

What-if scenarios enable showing the impact of capacity changes

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