Scheduler Work Flow Management
Jobs and operations are automatically loaded into TRICORN:Scheduler from TRICORN:Production. Through complete integration, new work, including individual components and multi level assemblies, immediately becomes part of the schedule, enabling users to graphically see the effect on delivery dates and resources.
Live recording of events from around the factory feed back into TRICORN:Scheduler. This keeps the schedule up to date with the current status of production, so information about work in progress, the machine loading for each resource, and the on time delivery status of each job will be accurate. Viewing terminals make it possible to share this information around the factory.
TRICORN:Scheduler makes it easy to try “what if” scenarios. Adding extra resources, moving operations, and changing shift patterns can all be tested with real data. Gantt chart graphics show the results, allowing managers to optimise the utilisation of resources, reduce manufacturing times, cut work in progress, deal with bottlenecks and increase productivity.
Projected new orders can be sent to TRICORN:Scheduler to see if capacity is available to complete the job in time and achieve the requested delivery date. These "dummy" works orders can be removed from the Scheduler if the order is not received.
Interactively managing the schedule, with its drag and drop interface, automatically reflects in the reports available in the software. Traffic light graphics highlight jobs that are within their delivery target, those which are close to their target and those which are overdue. Users have reported an 80% increase in on-time delivery, 50% reduction in work in progress and 25% increase in productivity through active management of the schedule with TRICORN:Scheduler.