InventiX PlanIT

The most advanced production planning tool.

What is PlanIT

PlanIT is an advanced production planning tool ideal for resource and machine dependent production facilities. With this one-stop application, line managers have a holistic overview of the factory floor including available inventory and labour capacity, delivery timelines. The application integrates seamlessly with the existing ERP thereby ensuring complete visibility for proper planning.

As the managers address bottlenecks in work in progress inventory and production cycle, the performance of production lines increases with careful scheduling of active orders, backlog orders by balancing people and machines for best performance.

PlanIT combines the world sales and operations. First of its kind, the highly integrated demand and production planning system helps create a statistical modelling to reduce inaccuracies thus optimising capacity and utilisation. The system allows the user to build a master production schedule that serves as a base plan with complete visibility. With a holistic view of the factory, the order planning and scheduling is effortless with maximum possible workload orders to factory. The multiple modelling options allows higher confidence levels with 15% increase in orders loading at factory level.

Our Technology

PlanIT seamlessly syncs with the existing ERP to give a complete picture. The production planning and scheduling application is built on a mathematical modelling approach using finite capacity modelling algorithm. This approach increases planning accuracy by 85%. For demand planning, the application uses historical forecast and shipping data and correlates with current projection and demand using statistical tools to arrive at an “adjusted demand”. This allows the demand planner to arrive at a consensus and release the demand for production. Using Theory of Constraints methodology, every order follows a plan and schedule on flow through model.

Industry

Fashion & Apparel

Leather

Manufacturing

Retail

Inside PlanIT

Active Work Orders with WO number, Specification, Quantity, Start and Delivery timeline.

Priority status of WO as High – Medium – Low based on Customer and Delivery conditions.

View the respective cycle times/ SAM of Work Order in the same screen.

View the material availability and approval clearance date for reference.

Complete visibility before taking up the WO for planning.

Why PlanIT

  • Single planning board interface
  • Effortless backlog management
  • Complete capacity overview due to high transparency
  • Seamless ERP integration
  • Simple production planning and scheduling application
  • Organise work-orders based on demand, timeline, and capacity

Success of PlanIT

Increase in order load by 15%

Reduction in backlog from 35% to 15%

Increase in customer service levels by 95%

Increased capacity utilisation based on Cycle time/SAM

Factory work planning time limited to less than 3 hours every week

Challenge

A mid-market leather gloves manufactures found a surge in the re-work and rejections rate across multiple assembly lines. The production also found that the capacity utilisation was below efficiency.

Solution

Upon analysis of the production floor, a full-functioning POMS application was deployed within twelve weeks. The application integrated with the company’s ERP, analysed the bottlenecks within the floor and altered the line managers. With real-time visibility, managers addressed the key issues to improve productivity.

Results

  • Increase in service levels by 90%
  • Expansion of product line
  • Increase in capacity utilisation
  • Rejection reduced from 5% to 2%
  • Rework reduced from 35% to 20%