Article | April 21, 2020
As part of Qualcomm’s efforts to further support industry IoT applications, the company provided live over-the-air demonstrations of upcoming 5G industrial IoT capabilities such as Time Sensitive Networking, enhanced ultra-reliable low-latency communication and precise indoor positioning. TSN support delivers precise time synchronization between 5G-connected devices, and in a recent blog post, John Smee, VP of engineering at Qualcomm, wrote that when used in conjunction with enhanced ultra-reliable low-latency communication, can deliver up to 99.9999% reliability with low and deterministic latency.
Article | December 8, 2021
The manufacturing production schedule is a critical aspect that enables the manufacturing business to complete each production activity precisely and on time. Allocating different raw materials, resources, or processes to distinct project phases is called a production schedule. Its goal is to make your manufacturing process as efficient and cost-effective as possible in terms of resources and labor — all while delivering products on schedule.
As technology takes over and enhances many of the processes we used to handle with manual labor, we are freed up to use our minds creatively, which leads to bigger and better leaps in innovation and productivity."
– Matt Mong, VP Market Innovation and Project Business Evangelist at Adeaca
So, how is the overall production schedule managed?
According to businesswire, the global APS (Advanced Production Planning and Scheduling) software market was valued at $1,491.22 million in 2020 and is anticipated to raise $2,941.27 million by 2028 expanding at an 8.86 percent CAGR from 2020 to 2028.
Some software and tools are available to assist manufacturing organizations in properly scheduling production planning, including MaxScheduler, TACTIC, MRPeasy, and Gantt charts. Though there are numerous software programs available on the market for production scheduling, the most crucial aspect is determining which elements to consider when planning production.
This blog will look at the five most important factors to consider while planning the production schedule.
Five Elements to Consider When Scheduling Production
As we saw in the introduction, production scheduling is used in the manufacturing process to assign plant and machinery resources, schedule human resources, plan production processes, and purchase materials.
So, what are the primary components or stages of this production scheduling process? Let's take a quick look at each of them.
Planning to Make the Best Use of the Company's Resources
The role of planning in production scheduling is to use the company's resources to maintain a regular production flow. As a result, downtime is decreased, and bottlenecks are minimized, allowing production to be optimized. For production scheduling, two forms of planning can be used:
Dynamic Planning: Dynamic planning is carried out under the idea that process stages will alter. So, materials must be ready, but production cannot begin until demand is decided.
Static Planning: Static planning is done keeping in mind that all process steps will be completed on schedule and without adjustments.
Routing to Determine the Order of Actions
A “bill of materials” is used in discrete manufacturing to specify what things are needed and in what quantities.
Routing determines the path and sequence of required phases of the process. It may involve in-house operations, but it may also comprise sub-contracted components that must be returned to the production flow for final assembly.
Scheduling to Make Use of Predetermined Planning Levels
To manufacture products from components or raw materials, scheduling makes use of the previously set planning level. As a result, it is time-dependent and must meet the demand outlined at the planning level.
Each department, product, and procedure can have their own unique set of timetables. Sub-schedules for sub-assemblies or mixes and blends may be defined by department-specific master production schedules, utilized at the highest level to define product timeframes.
Dispatching to Decide on Immediate Actions
Dispatching assigns the following jobs to be done from a subset of the production queue. Dispatching is utilized to make quick decisions. This is in contrast to planning, which involves the planning of future actions. Dispatching is utilized in both pull and push production systems.
Execution to Ensure that all Processes are Carried out Correctly
Production scheduling must rely on proper execution to ensure that all processes are completed appropriately and in the sequence planned.
It requires everyone to know what they are expected to do and when they are expected to do it. Execution requires knowledgeable management decisions, well-trained employees, correct data in the manufacturing plan and schedule, and consistent sales statistics and forecast numbers. All must be present for the organization to carry out its production plan and fulfill orders.
How MRPeasy – A Production Scheduling Software Assist Manufacturing Companies in Scheduling Their Production?
MRPeasy is a cloud-based material requirements planning (MRP) application explicitly designed for small manufacturing units. Its primary functions are purchase order management, forecasting, and inventory management.
This software simplifies the process of scheduling production. It enables you to evaluate all of your anticipated manufacturing orders (MO). The bill of materials (BOM), purchasing, and stocking are all maintained in one location, allowing you to quickly book inventory and increase purchase orders (PO) for acquired parts.
MRPeasy enables you to:
Obtain all of the detailed information on all of your MOs
Consider MOs as a single block or as distinct operations.
Drag-and-drop operations and operations to reschedule
Calendar or Gantt chart views are available for monitoring scheduled orders.
Additionally, you can manage MOs smoothly. With the production planning component, you may create, amend, and update MOs. This app compiles an exhaustive list of all your MOs. You can track their progress based on the status of an order or a part's availability. Additionally, you can search for, filter, and export your MOs.
How to schedule production for your organization requires extensive research, planning, and analysis of overall product demand as well as a grasp of the time required to meet the demand. Production scheduling techniques such as job-based planning, batch method, flow method, and others help develop a productive manufacturing production schedule. Include the elements mentioned above in your manufacturing scheduling to get the best possible benefits, such as better production efficiency, lower production costs, and on-time product delivery for your manufacturing in 2022.
How production planning differ from production scheduler?
Production planning and scheduling are often mixed. But there is a difference. Planning decides what and how much work must be done, whereas scheduling specifies who and when the work will be done.
What is real-time manufacturing scheduling?
Real-Time Scheduling is a production planning, scheduling, and tracking tool that enables manufacturing organizations to improve customer satisfaction and achieve optimal operational performance cost-effectively.
How can scheduling be improved?
Communication with staff is a great way to improve scheduling. This is true for all businesses, software or otherwise. However, management should not burden employees with ambiguous or unclear communication, and vice versa.
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Manufacturing Technology, Operations
Article | July 11, 2022
During the forecast period of 2022-2029, the Air Cannon System market size is expected to develop revenue and exponential market growth at a remarkable CAGR. The market's expansion can be attributed to rising demand for Air Cannon System in construction, industrial, mining, and other applications on a global scale. At the country level, the report provides insights into the lucrative opportunities in the Air Cannon System Market. The report also includes a precise cost, segment, trend, region, and commercial development of the major key players worldwide for the projected period.
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The report aims to provide investors with an accurate prediction of market development over time by providing a detailed analysis of current trends and key changes that serve as a framework for the company to calculate market growth potential in the near future. The report also tracks and records significant events such as business combinations, joint initiatives, accomplishments, new product developments, or market activities. The main purpose is to provide a growth map from which the benefits can be calculated.
It includes Porter's Five Forces analysis, which explains the five forces: customer bargaining power, distributor bargaining power, the threat of substitute products, and the degree of competition in the Air Cannon System market, as well as a market overview, which includes market dynamics. It describes the various market ecosystem players, such as system integrators, middlemen, and end users. Another major topic covered in the report is the competitive environment of the Air Cannon System market. The research also provides in-depth details about the COVID-19 scenario and its impact on the market to help with decision-making.
Manufacturing Technology, Industrial 4.0
Article | July 13, 2022
Amid pent-up demand, M&A in industrial manufacturing was strong in the first half of 2022 but slower than in 2021, owing to pent-up demand. The average deal value fell by more than 30% in the first half of 2022 compared to the second half of 2021. In the first half of 2022, activity was focused less on transformational megadeals and more on smaller, targeted acquisitions and divestitures. Buyers were building out platforms and filling strategic market gaps, sellers were divesting non-core divisions or assets and there was widespread concern about US regulatory scrutiny.
Business transformation is centred on revenue growth, a resilient supply chain, and margin expansion from digital automation. In many cases, companies are leveraging the speed that M & A can provide to aid in such transformations. Companies, on the other hand, face ongoing market headwinds of economic and geopolitical uncertainty, including record-high inflation, which will most likely influence the M&A landscape into the second half of 2022.
Prospects for industrial manufacturing transactions
The manufacturing of industrial goods, despite global economic and market uncertainty, M&A activity remained steady in the first half of 2022 as deals neared completion. These factors, such as inflation, volatile raw material prices, availability, and freight costs, are likely to pose challenges to M&A throughout the rest of 2022 and into 2023.
While some predict a short-term slowdown in the global economy, the underlying economic fundamentals remain strong. Private equity firms with cash on hand and corporations with large cash reserves are expected to drive significant M & A activity. This, along with a large number of carve-out divestitures under consideration, creates supply for potential transactions.
To manage the effects of global and economic uncertainty, a laser-like focus may be required.
Setting a realistic projection plan and addressing these market risks may be a moving target for sellers. Assessing the upside and downside risks to the projection plan may instead be a more successful approach for discussions with potential buyers.
On the other hand, buyers may face difficulties in obtaining financing for a transaction in uncertain global market conditions. M&A success may be dependent on taking a focused approach to acquisitions, which includes accounting for downside market risks.
Increasing resilience and security
Securing a stable supply chain remains a priority for M & A. Many companies have turned to M & A to mitigate supply chain risk, whether through onshore or nearshore facility acquisitions or supplier acquisitions. The importance of a resilient and cost-effective supply chain has never been greater. However, these are not minor changes.