Manufacturing Planners

Manufacturing Planners

Creating and optimizing build-to-order and lean production manufacturing systems

DELMIA Process Planning

Process Planning for All Industries

DELMIA Process Planning (PRP) delivers essential process planning capabilities within the Version 6 virtual 3D environment for all manufacturing industries. Using PRP, process planners can efficiently create and validate the initial process plan using the product structure from product engineering, modify the plan to specific requirements, and link product and resources to the steps of the plan. Planners can also perform standard time studies and balance the workload between resources. These plans can then be leveraged by downstream stakeholders, minimizing rework as they enrich the plan from concept to execution.

  • Capture and leverage best practices
  • Reduce time-to-market
  • Improve plan quality
  • Maximize resource utilization with line balancing
  • Reduce cost and risk
  • Identify parts not yet planned with 3D SmartZoom
    3D SmartZoom immerses users in the 3D product digital mockup to identify the parts not yet planned, and with a simple double-click, assign the parts to the appropriate assembly stage.
  • Author and manage manufacturing process plans in the Version 6 collaborative environment
    Planners can intuitively link product components to each step of the plan using simple drag-and-drop or advanced 3D Smart Zoom capabilities. They can also define manufacturing systems and resources, including manufacturing operations, sequences, and premises such as production demand and shift models.
  • Automatically generate process plans based on product structure
    PRP can automatically generate an initial process structure based on a structure definition from the product designer. Users can then modify the plan by simply dragging and dropping parts or entire process nodes from one step in the plan to another. When product designers modify the product structure, they can automatically insert the change into their process plan.
  • Balance operations in the manufacturing system
    Using the Manufacturing System Gantt functions, users can manually balance operations to achieve the desired cycle time by dragging and dropping operations between manufacturing systems. When an operation is moved to a manufacturing system, the utilization of the system and assigned resources can be checked.
  • An operation graph in Live System Editor
    PRP’s operation graph function lets users view and define operations in a graph such as a PERT. They can also see the product buildup at stages of the operation. With this understanding, users can make needed changes and optimize operation plans in the 3D environment.
  • Validate the process plan in the context of the 3D layout
    PRP users can visualize in 3D the state of the product for each operation in the process plan. They can quickly and intuitively validate the sequence of operations; identify issues; and make the necessary modifications. During this validation, the planner can display the distance that workers have to walk between part bins and assembly operation position, helping planners to reduce non-value-added time.
  • Identify the process planner’s scope of work with a single click
    PRP provides a one-click product-assignment status function that allows planners to easily determine which parts have not yet been assigned in the plan. Once unassigned parts are identified, planners can easily drag-and-drop them to the desired operation in the process plan to ensure its completeness.
  • Perform time analysis based on industry standards
    PRP lets planners assign accurate times for planned manual operations using standard time measurement data cards such as MTM 1, MTM 2, UAS, and SAM. When standard times are applied to manual operations, it gives an accurate measurement early in the planning stages of the time required to perform a series of tasks.
  • Assign operations to resources and balance operations
    PRP provides a one-click resource utilization workload chart that makes it easy for planners to determine which operations have not yet been assigned to a resource. Planners can drag-and-drop unassigned operations to desired resources, balance the operations between resources, and check resource utilization.
  • Operation planning to define value-added operations
    Operation planning functions in PRP support the final assembly workflow. Operation planners in the central office define work plans with value-added operations, independent of target sites or lines. The planners can document these value-added operations with estimated times and time analysis. A line balancer can retrieve all the documented information and balance the operations for a given site.
  • Model Mixed support
    The Model Mixed function lets process planners plan multiple product models on a single line, identifying and balancing operations and checking resource occupation for different product models.