Metals are produced by melting raw materials in a furnace. After quality is checked with various parameters, the blend is forwarded to the foundry where the finished products are formed or the liquid metal is filled into transportation containers. The last process step is the distribution to the customer. Either way, availability of transportation and handling equipment already has to be considered during production scheduling. Additionally, set-up cost, cleaning cycles, cooling times or other restrictions must be considered immediately if original recipes are modified.
ORSOFT Manufacturing Workbench allows resource allocation via Gantt-Charts. Histograms that indicate material consumption can be added to the Gantt chart row, representing the resource.
Managing Production Tools
ORSOFT Manufacturing Workbench provides a view that displays the status of all production tools (e.g. molds, handling units, etc.). Conflicts occurring from invalid scheduling are indicated in a chronological order.