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Optimizing Shop Floor Build Schedules

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Overview

Planning a shop-floor is not a new challenge. For the vast majority of SMT manufacturers however, it remains a critical area of improvement opportunity. Planning the SMT operation is performed by people regarded as having “god-like” powers balancing the needs and opportunities of the business with the specific constraints of materials and resources. The complexity specific to SMD manufacturing means little or no real support from traditional ERP or even dedicated scheduling software.

The effect of the scheduling limitations is felt painfully on the shop-floor, where resources are often stretched to breaking point coping with the roller-coaster demands as the reality of the progress of manufacturing unfolds. Then comes the additional hit of the changing customer requirements.

What You Will Learn

  • In this webinar you will gain an understanding of the critical nature of factors influencing the ideal resource constrained scheduling process, how this ideal is nearly impossible to achieve without some very special tools that manage and track resources and materials in sync with direct manufacturing real-time operations.

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Michael Ford

Senior Marketing Development Manager, Valor Division, Mentor Graphics

Michael started his career as one of the earliest adopters of computer systems for electronics manufacturing, working for Sony initially as a system development engineer, going on to manage Sony’s corporate global Lean Manufacturing MES project, “TiMMS”, in Japan.

With over 25 years’ experience, Michael continuously drives the vision to bring unique exciting “real-world” solutions that deliver extra-ordinary value into the market. Michael is currently responsible for the Marketing Development group focussing on the realisation of the vision as direct benefit opportunities to customers including efficiency, agility, “Lean” and the environment, culminating in the Valor MSS product suite.

Who Should View

  • Planning managers
  • Shop floor managers
  • Production managers
  • Engineering managers
  • Materials managers
  • Process engineers

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