In order to remain competitive in the long term, production companies must plan effectively, utilize their resources efficiently and react quickly to customer demands. This also includes reliable scheduling for sales and customers.
HYDRA HLS supports planning your production processes by providing a 360° view of all of the required resources. The shop floor scheduling tool enables realistic detailed planning based on actual capacities and a proactive, responsive production control, which is faster and more effective than a centrally organized PPS or ERP system. To this end, HYDRA HLS accesses machine and shop floor data that is recorded in real time.
The central element of HYDRA HLS is the graphic planning board in the form of a Gantt chart. Scheduling your production orders and work steps, according to the individual production stages, directly onto the available machines (machine allocation) will remove the need for manually operated pegboards or confusing Excel spreadsheets. Instead, you’ll be able to respond in real time to changes in delivery quantities and deadlines, as well as critical situations at the machine or workstation.
Not only does HLS have the aforementioned benefits, but you can even integrate your planned material requirements, maintenance and tool setup control, and your personnel scheduling! These topics are constantly gaining importance for modern manufacturing companies.
Benefits of detailed planning with HYDRA HLS
- Improving production planning and reduction of work preparation
- Optimizing capacity and reducing setup costs
- Avoiding unnecessary idle times
- Reducing lead times and improving delivery reliability
- Efficiently synchronizing different planning processes (machines, tools, material, personnel,...) for complex production processes with a high vertical range of manufacture
Many business units across the enterprise can benefit from an MES system such as HYDRA. Our ROI Analyzer reveals the untapped potentials that are still hidden within your production processes and will show you how they can be assessed monetarily.