A metal machining plant is a complex job shop environment. Keeping a good overview of workload and capacity is crucial to deliver customer orders on time and maximize the use of your machine park.
Deliver on Time
Bring down delays on your customer orders and get rush orders under control.
use resources better
Improve setup time, tool, machine, and operator availability.
Boost your Productivity
Get rid of your planning Excel spreadsheets and start planning better and faster.
Keep a Clear View on CAPACITY
Getting an accurate overview of the current workload isn't easy with complex routings, alternates resources and make-to-order products.
This will allow you to manage entangled bills of materials with alternate resources and alternate materials, as well as visualize bottlenecks at a glance.
Source & Outsource better
You can often outsource production steps to external subcontractors. Making correct and timely decisions on the (out)sourcing is essential to deliver on time and avoid emergency shipments.
This is something you can easily manage in frePPLe. You can establish a detailed schedule for in-house and external operations while monitoring your overall production plan.
Manage Varied Skillsets
Your operators are certified to perform specific operations.
You can define your operators’ availability and skillsets as constraints in frePPLe. You’ll be able to allocate them to the right machine at the right moment.
You can thus optimize the time they spend on each machine and use their skills efficiently.
Schedule on the Fly
You need to update your plan constantly in order to adapt to sudden changes in demand, resource availability, and material supply.
FrePPLe integrates a Gantt chart display where you can intuitively visualize and edit your daily schedule.
It is an interactive tool. Just drag and drop jobs along the chain. Your new schedule will be automatically displayed based on your constraints.
Build a Flexible Model
FrePPLe’s model capacity fits a wide range of discrete manufacturing industries, supporting a mix of make-to-stock, configure-to-order and make-to-order products.
Complex bills of materials, alternate resources, alternate materials, setup matrices, availability calendars, … They are all efficiently represented in the application.
Complete your Planning
Take control over your complete supply chain.
Use the demand forecasting module to generate a sales forecast and quickly evaluate the implications on your capacity needs for resources, tools, and people.
Try the inventory planning module to manage your safety stocks for make-to-stock end items and raw materials.
With frePPLe, everything is always under control in our production department. Making better decisions has become a fast, easy, and obvious process, even in highly complex situations. I can now clearly identify critical spots, manage them on time, and anticipate the market's demands.
Paolo Giacomelli, Production Planning Manager at Camunacavi
I really find frePPLe an innovative product in the way it is delivered with ease to potential users and in the way it works. As a long time business angel, I sometimes see high success potential in my business partners and wish I had the time to contribute to make it happen!
Gianluca Menghi, General Manager at Elcam Medical
I found frePPle advanced planning system to be an automation enabler, paving way for scalability, allowing less effort per person, fewer human errors, and providing new metrics for informed decisions.
Giles Creswell, Automation Consultant at Syntegra Solutions