What is metrhythm - Production Planner

Books Orders on available Capacities across Plants, Processes and Equipments based on Product Routings, Productivity & constraints. Balances capacity utilization across Processes and Equipments and maximizes Asset Utilization. Suggests Delivery Date for Enquiries and existing Orders and estimates the impact of accepting Rush Order.


key Features

Order Promise for Enquiries

Generates Promise dates against the requested delivery date based on the current Order booking, Enquiry Size and based on the Plant Capacity.


Technical Feasibility Check for Enquiries

Evaluates technical feasibility of an Order at Enquiry Stage based on the Order Specifications. Suggests alternate Specifications in case technical infeasibility of an Enquiry.

Single Step Production Plan

Generates End-to-end Production plan from Steel Making to Plate or Hot Strips to Cold Rolled Products in one step. Synchronizes capacities across processes and maximizes Asset utilization.

Simulations & Impact Assessment

Simulates the Impact of booking Orders on the existing Orders in real-time. Ability to carry out What-If Scenarios.

Multi-Equipment Plan

Distributes load on multiple equipments based on the equipment capacity and equipment constraints (thickness, width or grade constraints etc.).


High Priority Rush Orders

Ensures that High Priority Orders are done on time. Assesses the impact of booking High Priority Orders on other Orders.

Constraints

Handles constraints like Routing constraint, Grade, Thickness & Width constraints on equipments, availability & maintenance constraints.


Campaign Planning

Plan campaigns on multiple equipments based on grade groups, thickness & width range and various other parameters.


Multi-Process Plan

Plans production for multiple processes and balances load across the processes based on the Order Routing.


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Benefits at a glance

  • Improved Asset Utilization
  • Timely delivery of Orders through precise delivery date commitment
  • Visibility of Delivery Status based on the actual Order book and Capacity Availability
  • Lower Inventory & Lead-time through synchronization of production across plants and processes

Case Studies

  • Production Planner for a CRM Plant consisting of Cold Rolling Mills, Colour Coating, Galvanizing and Slitting Lines.
  • Production Planner for an Integrated Manufacturer consisting of multiple Steel Melt Shops, Wire Rod Mill and Downstream plants for Forging, Smelting and Auto-components.
  • Implementation for an Integrated Plant consisting of a Plate Mill, Compact Strip Mill and Steel Melt Shop.