Manufacturing Planning provides the manufacturing communities throughout the supply chain with comprehensive 3D process and resource planning solutions for creating and optimizing build-to-order and lean production manufacturing systems.
DELMIA Resource Planning
Plan Factory Layouts and Balance Workloads
DELMIA Resource Planning (RPG) delivers to the manufacturing planner the ability to assign defined processes and their associated parts to a manufacturing resource. Planners then define the flow of parts from one workstation to the next. This combination of resources and product flow between resources defines the manufacturing system. DELMIA Resource Planning allows the manufacturing planner to balance processes across the resources in the system.
DELMIA Resource Planning provides the planners with a virtual 3D environment to efficiently perform resource layout as they define the manufacturing system using a resource centric approach. These systems can then be leveraged by downstream stakeholders, minimizing re-work, as they further enrich the manufacturing plan from concept to execution.
- Easy-to-use user interface manufacturing system definition
- Support collaborative and concurrent planning for multiple users
- Identify in one click the “work to do” by resource planners
- Balance operations and check manufacturing system utilization with respect to cycle time
- Re-use workplan and resources from best practices
- Define Resource Layout.
- Balance operations to resources and check their resource utilization
- Validate workplan and operations in 3D resource layout
Easy-to-use user interface manufacturing system definitionUsing the Manufacturing System Live Editor, customers can quickly become productive in manufacturing definition with the help of 3D. Defining a manufacturing system or assigning a process to a manufacturing system are no longer tasks reserved for an expert, but can now be done easily and intuitively.
Support collaborative and concurrent planning for multiple usersDefine a process plan, the corresponding manufacturing system and the resource layout for a product is usually not done by only one planner. The process structure, manufacturing system structure and resource layout structure allow multiple planners to work in parallel and define their subset of the manufacturing planning.
Identify in one click the “work to do” by resource plannersDuring the resource planning phase, planners need to understand both the work done and the work to do. With the worklist function, one click gives planners a view of the processes not yet assigned to any manufacturing system. Theycan simply drag and drop the processes onto a manufacturing system until their "to do" worklist is empty.
Balance operations and check manufacturing system utilization with respect to cycle timeTo deliver a volume of product in a defined time, the manufacturing systems need to respect a cycle time. With Manufacturing System Gantt functions, planners can define the operations done in the different manufacturing systems and check the manufacturing system utilization based on the cycle time. The process planners can drag and drop an operation from one manufacturing system to another to better balance resource utilization.
Re-use workplan and resources from best practicesWhen defining a manufacturing system and the resource layout for a product, usually process planners do not start from scratch; they re-use their company's know-how . With insert manufacturing system or resource from catalog function, a planner can re-use a complete manufacturing system, operation, or a resource to start planning.
Define Resource Layout.To optimize the space used by the manufacturing system, the planner needs to define the area and resource layout. Using resource layout functions, planners can define an area for a station, position resources, align resources and generate a drafting view.
Balance operations to resources and check their resource utilizationTo ensure the productivity of a manufacturing system, manufacturing resources need to have an optimal level of utilization that is neither too high nor too low. With resource utilization Gantt functions, planners can identify the operations not yet assign to a resource, balance the operations on resources, and check each resource utilization.
Validate workplan and operations in 3D resource layoutTo avoid assembly problems in the shopfloor after Start Of Production (SOP), planners need to validate their workplan design position, and in resource context. By using the system verification function, the resource planners replay the operation sequence. They visualize the state of the product in 3D and in resource layout context for each operation, thereby validating their workplans.