Efficient production planning

The digitization of production planning is indispensable to remain competitive. The SimAL software offers companies the possibility to automate production planning and thus save time and costs.

Production planning with SimAL

SimAL is designed to be seamlessly integrated into a manufacturing company’s existing IT systems. This means that data can be transmitted to production planning in real time and processed directly. This is a considerable relief for planners and schedulers, as they no longer have to spend a lot of time finding out the necessary information within their own organization or from suppliers or customers. You have more freedom to optimize production, increase on-time delivery and reduce production costs.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Automation of planning functions
  • Improved collaboration
  • Consideration of real-time data
  • Better planning quality
  • Integration with other IT systems

Excel planning alternative

As a business owner or executive, you know that efficient production planning is essential to staying competitive. But how many companies still rely on Excel to plan and manage their production processes? The truth is that Excel is simply not enough to take into account all aspects of your production. The complexity of your order sequences and batch sizes can quickly become overwhelming, and it can be difficult to keep track of all the relevant data. In addition, Excel often means that you have to work past the ERP system, which leads to duplicate data storage and a lack of data maintenance.

In today’s world, it is essential to digitize production planning in order to remain competitive. In many cases, however, manually managed Excel lists are still used for this purpose today. These are not automatically updated, which makes collaborative work difficult. Modern software such as SimAL provides a remedy here.

Join the many manufacturing companies that have already benefited from our SimAL.Suite. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you optimize your production and take your business to the next level!

Advantage of SimAL

  • Automation of planning functions: By using SimAL, many planning functions can be automated, such as the creation of production orders, resource planning or material requirements planning. This saves time and minimizes the risk of human error.
  • Improved collaboration: SimAL enables improved collaboration between the various departments involved in production planning, such as production, procurement or sales. This facilitates communication and coordination between departments and allows planning to take place more quickly and efficiently.
  • Consideration of real-time data: By using SimAL, real-time data can be included in production planning. This enables a more flexible and faster response to changes in the operating situation, such as the availability of machines or personnel.
  • Better planning quality: SimAL offers powerful analysis functions that can be used to simulate and compare different scenarios. This can improve the quality of planning, as decisions can be made on a sound basis.
  • Integration with other IT systems: SimAL can be seamlessly integrated with a manufacturing company’s existing IT systems, such as ERP systems like SAP. This creates a uniform database and avoids duplication of effort.

What distinguishes us

Since 1986 SDZ stands for highest quality in application and development of simulation technology. Today, we support our customers with our methodical approach in securing their projects, starting with strategic supply chain design, through factory and logistics planning, to IT-supported production planning. This spectrum offers our customers room for synergies to sustainably increase their competitiveness.

Extensive customer satisfaction

A team of long-time experts

Over 30 years of experience

And now once again from the beginning please

The never-ending cycle of setup optimization

You sit back, relaxed, and take another look at next week’s production schedule. It took 3 hours to optimize the production sequence in all production areas. Satisfied register that all production dates of the next week are kept. While you are still congratulating yourself on your own work, the phone rings. The production manager reports the breakdown of the new BAZ, expected duration 2 days. This means that the work of the last 3 hours is for nothing and you have to start all over again.

The complexity and time pressure in production planning are constantly increasing. Many criteria and restrictions must be taken into account to create a setup-optimized production sequence. And this with constantly changing operating situations, which leads to constant replanning or rescheduling.

With SimAL, we offer software that allows you to perform setup optimization at high frequency. You permanently have an eye on the current and future operating situation. Production conflicts are displayed in color and can be identified at a glance. All information is available digitally to resolve the conflicts. This allows you to react to changing situations in the blink of an eye (lightning speed).

So in the future, you will only respond with a shrug when they have to change a perfectly good production plan again. This is the safest and fastest way to increase productivity, reduce production costs and meet delivery deadlines.

Tanja Kernjak

Account Manager

Phone: +49 160 99029606