ORTEMS, a leading provider of APS (Advanced Planning & Scheduling) solutions, announces ORTEMS release 7.30 based on a dynamic comprehensive model covering the various aspects of advanced production planning and scheduling (MPS, PP, MRP, production scheduling).
ORTEMS release 7.30 provides a solution in addition to ERP platforms to simultaneously improve the customer service rate and operational excellence.
According to Ren Desvignes, CEO of ORTEMS: Our new release ORTEMS 7.30 draws on our fifteen years of experience in optimizing production to provide a comprehensive system, from Master plan to production scheduling. The optimisation and synchronisation of production flows at the centre of this new approach to production planning offer a significant advantage compared to the traditional, hierarchical organisation of production management.
Capitalising on our engines solving capability, this concept, based on a single planning loop instead of a cascading sequence of plans, enables our customers to effectively move from a push to a pull planning.
This innovative approach as a complementary solution to ERP, addresses customer service and production performance related challenges in a flexible production environment that is highly responsive to demand.
ORTEMS Release 7.30 has already been adopted by major corporations including DCNs, Johnson Diversey, Nespresso, Nexans, Sanofi-Aventis, Johnson & Johnson, Snecma and Wyeth.
The integrated line of ORTEMS solutions includes 4 modules:
ORTEMS Manufacturing Planner (MP)
ORTEMS Manufacturing Planner is the next generation in production planning tools that enable optimizing MPS and Production Planning.
Incorporation of a manufacturing order model, a continuous time bucket (bucketless planning) and synchronization of flows forms an innovative approach to MRP production planning by synchronizing ERP in an identical, integrated model. This concept enables managing production and inventories at finite capacity through medium/long-term proactive production management; in the past production and inventories were managed by a short-term push mode.
ORTEMS Synchronized Resource Planner (SRP)
ORTEMS Synchronized Resource Planner provides innovative technology to optimize the MRP process. The Synchronized MRP engine enables pull production that matches customer lead times while accelerating and improving production flow synchronization throughout all levels of the BOM. Optimal responsiveness is achieved thanks to a dynamic calculation of material supply links and alerts in the event of flow problems.
ORTEMS Production Scheduler (PS)
ORTEMS Production Scheduler provides the production scheduling solution that offers the best balance between deadline and manufacturing performance while complying with industry specific requirements. The Production Scheduler's technology combines more than 70 optimization criteria and takes into account the breakdown of resources (machines, tools, personnel and materials). The optimization, detailed modeling and visibility provided by ORTEMS Production Scheduler enable reducing waiting times, cycle times and inventory levels, in particular WIP, as well as increasing responsiveness and manufacturing performance.
ORTEMS Visual Interface Configurator (VIC)
ORTEMS Visual Interface Configurator is a universal tool that enables customers to connect to any ERP/MES platform on the market: SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Baan, JDE, Movex, Cincom, BPCS, Sage, etc.
One of the main advantages is that integration is configured, not programmed, so it is easy to maintain and duplicate.
The universal connectivity of ORTEMS VIC is enhanced by integration experience with more than 150 different connected systems: databases, XML, texts and ODBD files, etc., and by multiple data synchronization modes. In addition to data exchange, ORTEMS VIC increases the operational readiness of the information system and improves data reliability and integrity making it possible to move from transaction-based reality to production-based reality.
A leader in Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software solutions for more than 15 years, ORTEMS has developed a line of detailed production planning and scheduling solutions. This unique offer increases the added value of ERP information systems through the advantages of production flow optimization and dynamic synchronization. ORTEMS solutions are currently used by thousands of people in more than 30 countries by international companies including Arcelor-Mittal, Alcan, Alstom, Areva, Crown, DCNs, EADS, Givaudan, Johnson & Johnson, Knauf, Liebherr, LVMH, Magneti Marelli, Merck, Michelin, Nestle, Nexans, PSA (Peugeot Citron), Prysmian, Rhodia, Ricoh, Sanofi-Aventis, Seb, Snecma, Still & Saxby, Total, Unilever, Valeo and Wyeth.