The Intelligent Planning Tool for Industry 4.0

Ganttplan brings predictability to the digital factory. The Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) system enables manufacturing companies in a variety of industries, to achieve a smooth order flow with shorter lead times and ongoing cost optimization. It can operate as standalone software or interfaced with different ERP and MES solutions.

Simultaneous Multi-Resource Planning

Resource Planning

Parallel assignment

Campaign planning

Sequence definition

Tooling and fixture planning

Maintenance planning

Die-tool degradation

Set-up optimization

Tool combinations

Personnel Planning

Qualifications at machine and operation level

Team planning based on varied qualifications

Multiple resource assignment

Material Requirements Planning

Batch size optimization

Material availability check

Flexible order network planning at every level of production

Flexible material reservation

Set-up optimization

Ganttplan calculates and optimizes set-up times from three perspectives:

Static set-up time is the time to change-over to a new job, and includes equipment wash-down, preparation and routine maintenance. Depen-ding on the previous job, the planning system will select the next task in order to reduce the number of change-overs.

Dynamic set-up time refers to material properties, such as type of material, color, and geometry (thickness, diameter) and is dynamic depending on the preceding and subsequent order. The dynamic times are mapped in a setup matrix.

Production resources and tooling (PRT) set-up times are stored directly in the productionresource itself. Ganttplan compares the production resources/tools of the previous order with the production resources/tools of the follow-up order and calculates the actually required changeover times based on this.

From Entry-Level to a High-End Solution

The Ganttplan product family gives every manufacturing company the ability to select the right feature set for introducing automatic production planning and optimization. Whether as a cost-effective entry-level solution or as a high-end version for complex production structures – the modular design offers maximum scalability. Ganttplan technology spearheads new trends in the APS market, and is constantly updated to meet new customer- and industry-specific requirements. This is the basis for a tailor-made solution for the efficient, transparent and secure implementation of various planning processes.