The main objective of every company is to continuously improve its production and thus optimise results. To achieve this, it is necessary to define a solid strategy with which to draw up a suitable production plan for the plant.
Thanks to tools such as the MES System, we can identify the causes that make a production line “inefficient”. By obtaining information in real time, we are able to capture data from all production processes and then translate it into possible improvements.
What is a Production Plan?
Through a production plan, which must be adapted to the characteristics and idiosyncrasies of the plant, we can optimise the management of production operations.
By contextualising data, and after analysing the information, synergies are built between processes. This fact, together with a machinery maintenance plan, allows us to identify the origin of possible errors that cause incidents or stoppages in production and to anticipate in a predictive way.
Why is a Production Plan necessary?
One of the challenges to overcome when we propose a suitable production plan is to reduce the cycle time of the processes. By optimising the process itself, the factory gains in productivity and resource efficiency. The lack of a production plan can lead to the malfunctioning of the factory and even to its non-viability in a short period of time.
How do we implement a Production Plan?
The first step is to understand the production cycle. We understand this as all the steps to be carried out from the beginning of the process until the final result is obtained.
Once the processes followed by the factory are understood, the next step is to carry out an exhaustive traceability to identify the optimisable points of the production chain.
We must realistically assess all aspects that can affect production. From the estimated demand for a certain product reference, to all the machinery involved in its production and its economic costs.
Subsequently, we will be able to assess what needs to be changed and how to do it in order to increase production in an efficient way, as well as to reduce the costs of the process.
Each factory in each industry requires a production plan adapted to its reality. By applying the industrial standards set by the ISA95, we are able to define a scalable strategy that is tailored to the particular situation of each production centre.