Solutions | Projective Solutions

By: Projective Solutions  09-12-2011
Keywords: Planning And Scheduling

Projective Solutions develops systems to address both planning and scheduling problems.

  • Scope: Generally include a wide process view, considered at a somewhat limited level of detail.
  • Planning horizon: Long-term (few weeks to several months).
  • Applications: Allocating orders to multiple facilities; planning raw material requirements based on current order forecast.
  • Scope: More limited, but drill much deeper into process details.
  • Planning horizon: Shorter term (few days to several weeks).
  • Applications: Detailed, minute-by-minute schedules by machine or production centers, including all relevant details on changeover times, downtimes, machine settings, and resource requirements.
  • These definitions can be somewhat arbitrary, and it is not at all surprising to find elements of one problem embedded in the other. However, they often provide a convenient starting point for exploring the requirements for a particular system implementation.

    Keywords: Planning And Scheduling

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    User Interface | Projective Solutions

    Our interface allows your team to work with the plan, modifying and testing based on your experiences, and manually overriding it in the case of unexpected situations. These tools can support multiple users spread throughout different departments and facilities, providing a valuable communication and collaboration tool.


    Production Model | Projective Solutions

    Constraints such as lot sizing, resource shift patterns, batch constraints, travel/transfer times, and setup considerations are captured in detailed knowledge tables. This model details the physical workings of the plant including operating rules, product routings, process times, materials and resource requirements.


    Planning Engine | Projective Solutions

    Projective typically provides weighted planning routines to allow the end user to test multiple plans and adjust planning methods based on current business conditions. Our consultants draw on the knowledge of your planning team and a library of optimization techniques and heuristics to design routines specific to your processes.


    Data and Integration | Projective Solutions

    Projective’s development teams are experienced with several database platforms and will build your application database using whichever is currently in use within your business. These data links are typically triggered on-demand by the planning team, but can also be configured to work in real-time or based on timed updates.


    Scheduling | Projective Solutions

    The pages in this section detail the Projective approach to Scheduling problems, building upon the four quadrants of the Projective toolkit; Production Model, Scheduling Engine, Data & Integration, and User Interface. Projective Scheduling Solutions generate detailed, station or machine-specific schedules on a minute-by-minute basis that consider performance at both the station and facility level.


    Capacity Model | Projective Solutions

    This model is developed prior to the start of any planning efforts, providing the project teams with invaluable insight into how the overall system actually works. The Capacity Model is an integral part of Projective’s planning systems, capturing the detailed workings of the process. The completed Capacity Model is used as a base for development of the Planning Engine.