Planning and Scheduling

Software for Process

Manufacturing

Phenix Scheduling software helps you optimize changeovers and inventory, and align production with the business’s customer service, cost and working capital goals. Get started in less than a day, and add capabilities as needed on a journey to optimized production performance with Aligned Product Wheels. 

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Scheduling Has a Major Impact on Throughput and Cost

Optimized schedules have throughputs 10% to 30% higher than typical production schedules! But scheduling is really difficult. 

Process Manufacturing
is Complex

Schedules determine the sequence and timing of the production of hundreds or thousands of different products across multiple production lines.

 

Production Sequence
is Critical

Correct production sequences minimize changeover costs. Every out of sequence product complicates the changeover and wastes time and money.

Cycle Times
are Critical

Correct cycle times balance changeover and inventory costs. Cycles that are too short or too long cause customer service and inventory problems.

Supply Chains
are Disrupted

Volatile demand, erratic supply, and internal plant and staffing problems force schedulers to frequently deviate from plan and reschedule.

Creating and maintaining an optimized schedule is impossible without software support.

Phenix puts a lot of the information at our fingertips, in context – so we can make good decisions in a heartbeat. This really makes a difference on unexpected changes.

AFP Advanced Food Products LLC

 

The Scheduling Journey

 

Basic

Replacing your Excel based scheduling solution with Phenix Visual Scheduling and changeover modeling for only $9 per month

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Professional

Step up to Phenix AI Scheduling and use genetic algorithms and simulations to optimize changeovers and inventory. 

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Enterprise

Implement Aligned Product Wheel Scheduling to align production schedules with business goals across the enterprise.

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Customer Benefits

Customers see increases in throughput of between 10% and 30%. This saves them time and money and allows them to increase production if they have demand, improve service levels, reduce costs and inventory and engage in other improvement projects.

Too Important for Excel

Homegrown Excel based scheduling solutions are cumbersome and brittle. As schedulers react to accommodate rush orders, plant problems and supply issues, the schedules quickly become inefficient. Process manufacturers waste millions of dollars due to unoptimized schedules.

Better scheduling is an attractive first step to improving production performance. There is no capital investment, you will see returns in a few months, and you will create the time you need to be proactive on the plant floor.

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