Real Time Production Scheduling
The Seiki Scheduler is a complete finite capacity planning solution designed to provide a high level of visibility and control of your manufacturing process. The system provides a dynamic, fast and flexible solution to a typically complex management procedure. It maintains the appearance and functionality of a traditional planning board, making it easy to use and simple to learn. It can create optimal sequences of production based on a realistic model of your true available capacity, as well as provide a clear visual indication of the impact of unforeseen changes in order to prevent late deliveries.
Production Planning & Scheduling Software
The Seiki Scheduler is designed to help minimise production times and costs by managing and creating a schedule that is based on the real capacity of your facility at any given time, and enabling you to respond quickly to both internal and external changing demands. The system also ensures that stock levels are reduced as materials are only ordered when required; that operations are only scheduled when resources are available, reducing W.I.P and avoiding bottlenecks in production and that corrective action can be taken to prevent late deliveries.
Simple drag and drop technology allows users to undertake ‘what if’ scenario planning to find an alternative, viable production plan. Automated scheduling algorithms such as delivery date, JIT and pass-through ensure an optimal schedule is achieved to minimise downtime. The software will automatically re-schedule the workload for the affected resource and all the operations across the entire shop floor so you can see the real affects of changes to the production schedule. A simple traffic light system allows you to preview the consequence of any changes, highlighting the potential impact to the delivery date on all jobs. This graphical appreciation of the workload across the facility is a significant advantage in a competitive market that demands flexibility. Maintaining manufacturing control and visibility ensures that investments made in production resources are maximised.
The Seiki Scheduler provides critical business intelligence from finished jobs and operations. The system contains analysis and reporting functions that are designed to interrogate the data held within the Scheduler database, simplifying the analysis process by condensing the information into single graphical displays for live reporting. Standard analysis features include on-time scheduled work, average works order pass through time, estimated vs actual production costs and resource utilisation.
The Seiki Scheduler is available as two levels of software in order to ensure that we can provide a system that is suitable to your requirements. Both systems provide the same core functionality but our experienced product specialist will be able to analyse your current production procedures and determine which level of software will provide the level of control that your company needs.
Component Level Scheduler
In order to plan individual works orders for a specified quantity required by a particular date, the Component Level Scheduler is the most suitable option.
Assembly Level Scheduler
For the level of planning control required in an environment that is producing multiple parts or multiple assemblies, Seiki offer an Assembly Level Scheduler. This software enables the user to control all levels of the assembly, from the top level to sub-assemblies and individual component parts and their operations. Individual scheduling rules can be applied to each specific assembly to ensure work flow is maintained and optimised.
- Appearance and functionality of a traditional planning board
- Drag & drop technology for ‘what-if’ planning
- Forward sequential loading of all jobs
- Create a realistic model of your available capacity
- Automated scheduling algorithms
- Simple traffic light indicators to preview consequences of changes to the schedule
- Interfaces to your existing ERP/MRP system or is fully integrated with the Seiki ERP
- Reduces outsourcing by maximising the utilisation of your existing resources
- Predict delivery dates with confidence
- Reduce inventory and stock
- Achieve greater manufacturing flexibility
- Identify untapped production capacity
- Manage your production effectively and efficiently with minimal user input
- Increase visibility of your manufacturing process
- Avoid bottlenecks in production
Seiki Jobpack DNC
Why not add Seiki Jobpack DNC to deliver accurate and complete works order information and work queues electronically to the operator terminal on the shop floor, eliminating copy and distribution times for paper-driven operations. The system includes an administrative toolkit for the management and control of NC Programs, including file status and approval, assignment of user access privileges and generation of traceability reports.
Integrate to Seiki Monitoring to automatically or manually record resource status as derived from the machine’s communication interface. The system enables you to record each changeover and setup times to identify the real reasons for lost productivity, effectively supporting continuous improvement strategies with live and accurate data. The Factory Status feature also offers a dynamic, real time view of the shop floor remotely to support unmanned operations and fast response to alerts.
Integrate to Seiki SFDC to view the current state of all work in progress, which in turn enables you to have a view of your true capacity for planning and scheduling work throughput. The result is improvements in manufacturing processes such as the flow of work in progress (W.I.P), the quality of parts produced, minimising scrap and machine downtime, and the distribution/availability of information throughout the organisation.
Integrate to Seiki ERP for realistic material availability, reduced inventory and accurate job costing. Managing all your business documentation – from quote to invoice – in ERP enables you to synchronise and co-ordinate business and production information to create an optimised plan for the entire factory.
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|Scheduler Database Server PC Specifications|
|Processor||3 GHz minimum, Pentium 4 Processor (actual recommendation: Quad Core Xeon 2.33GHz)|
|Disk Space Required for Application||
|Scheduler Workstation PC Specifications|
|Processor||2.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor|
|Operating System||Windows® XP Professional or later
Note: Compatible with both 32 or 64 bit – consider RAM restriction on 32 bit systems
|Disk Space Required for Application||1 GB|
The above are minimum specifications for any PC to be used with the specified products. Where superior specifications are used, the performance will be improved
Disclaimer: All product technical specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The software and hardware designations used in this text are in most cases also registered trademarks and are thus subject to law