Production planning and control

Is planning and control becoming increasingly complex in your company? Are you only able to achieve your target dates and throughput times with major internal coordination efforts? Are reactive and emergency measures part of your day-to-day business?

A company needs a robust production planning and control system adapted to its needs. This is only possible using suitable methods and tools as well as appropriate IT support. Different forms of manufacturing, from mass production right through to sales-order production, have different requirements as far as planning logic, methods, the design of lean production and the implementation of IT are concerned.


Fraunhofer IPA offers tried-and-trusted solution modules to design planning and control: 

  • Production planning and control concepts to optimize production and assembly processes as well as improve logistics performance (adherence to delivery deadlines, throughput times, stocks, capacity, cost-effectiveness)
  • Optimum determination of customer-neutral and customer-specific segments
  • Incorporation of lean principles and methods, taking the actual degree of complexity into account
  • Design and optimization of IT usage aligned with the lean tools implemented
  • Vertical and horizontal integration of process and information flows into the planning level and beyond
  • Appropriate settings for disposition, planning and inventory parameters to ensure high data quality
  • Increased transparency and reliability in order processing
  • Avoidance of ineffectiveness, such as major PPS efforts or high setup costs
  • Improved planning flexibility and ability to react to failures and disruptions
  • Realistic planning results, agile processes and high employee acceptance - planning and control that work!


Not just our customers but also our customers’ customers get a direct benefit from our implementation projects:

  • Increased transparency and reliability in order processing
  • Avoidance of ineffectiveness, such as major PPS efforts or high setup costs
  • Improved planning flexibility and ability to react to failures and disruptions
  • Realistic planning results, agile processes and high employee acceptance - planning and control that work!

 

Lead project E³-Produktion

With its lead project E³-Produktion, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is striving to improve resource efficiency. This demands a paradigm shift from “maximum profit with minimal capital outlay” to production with “maximum added value and minimal resource consumption”.