Highlight: Flexible, automated manufacturing
With the introduction of an APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling System), the award winner made its planning processes more flexible and can now adjust deliveries to unexpected production fluctuations more quickly. In addition, manual activities were transferred to AGVs, which now link every single production step. The only manual material movements that remained were the supply of material during the first production step and the removal of finished goods after the last production step.
Should exceptional situations such as machine breakdowns or material shortages occur, automatic rescheduling intervenes. The production plan is automatically updated and the production manager, who is notified immediately, only has to approve it. In the event of quality problems, restrictions in the APS system and rescheduling are automatically triggered.