In an industry where many programs experience cost overruns and schedule delays, good production planning is a key factor to staying in business.  Production planning involves innumerable elements that must be stringently coordinated and executed in order to successfully launch a program on time and on budget.  Interconnected activities throughout manufacturing facilities and the supply-chain must be carefully planned to reach the safest, fastest, and most optimum sequence. 


Consumer Packaged Goods manufacturers and their supply-chain rely on DS fully integrated PLM environment that supports design-for-manufacturing approach in order that both design and manufacturing processes can be optimized concurrently and in ways that would best utilize available resources.  Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturing solution offers extensive capabilities unmatched in the industry. 

Users find our Web-based interface for MBOM (Manufacturing BOM) creation, release and maintenance intuitive and easy to use.  We provide a single system that enables concurrent design and manufacturing development.  With each release of an Engineering Change Order, the system automatically propagatesManufacturing Change Order for every effected plant and helps minimize manufacturing errors.  We offer functionality to rapidly assess different alternatives to the production process and build-around option to barriers and road-blocks so that the revised plan will be a smooth and efficient as possible.  This helps Consumer Packaged Goods manufacturers and their suppliers track late changes, identify components that may be impacted by design changes and study the impact of the changes on production.  This integrated PLM environment gives stakeholders the information they need to predict the cost of changes in dollars and time.

Early and throughout the design cycle, digital manufacturing involving planning, scheduling, sequencing, program and Q/A simulation, as well as production simulation can be defined.  It reduces the occurrence of manufacturing delays and  problems that typically arise when the systems and machinery are ready to be placed.  By simulating the resources (machine automation, humans) and production processes virtually, manufacturing organizations can evaluate multiple production systems and process designs before investing in a single prototype - enabling Design Anywhere/Build Anywhere (DABA) business agility and savings.  This also enables production to be shifted easily among several plants to optimize capacity.


Upon completion of the manufacturing planning, detailed work instructions are transferred to workers in form of easy to follow instructions that include 3D replay of the sequence to help minimize errors and training issues.

CPG Manufacturing / Production solution includes:

  • Manufacturing BOMs
  • Manufacturing change management
  • Manufacturing planning and scheduling
  • Manufacturing simulation
  • Manufacturing equipment planning and tool asset management
  • Integration to manufacturing execution and ERP

Our customers are so pleased with our innovative designs, our efficient manufacturing processes, and the accuracy that DS PLM enables, that they are recommending us to their associates, customers and other suppliers.

Shane Ridgewell Project Manager, Insit Moulded Packaging