Scheduling – Allergen optimisation while improving on-time customer deliveries

Improving on-time customer deliveries, creates happier customers and ultimately improves cash flow. Therefore, when moving production orders to take in account changes to the planned schedule, it's paramount to have the visibility if the changes will negatively impact the customers required delivery date. 

But as a Food and Beverage manufacturer it’s not just a matter of moving the production order. Other factors need to be taken into account, for example allergen and various pack sizes.

Take allergen management as an example. Product recipes and ingredient master data should include allergen details which are printed on associated product labelling and packaging materials. While in production creating an optimised production plan is essential to sort and sequence non-allergen vs allergen based products to reduces change over time and allergen cross contamination.

ProcessForce provides an easy to use but powerful scheduling solution to manage the production orders within the factory, the screen shot below illustrates an optimised plan based on a non-allergen to allergen sequence, and pack size.

If necessary the user can re-schedule via "drag and drop" means, so when moving a production order, the user in real-time can see if the change will impact the required delivery date. By use of a red warning icon, the user can readily identify those orders that are late.