Bridgestone Europe has selected OMP Plus from OM Partners for central production planning and detailed scheduling of its European tire factories for all technologies: car tires, light truck tires, truck/bus tires and agricultural tires.
OMP Plus will offer a central solution for integrated planning and scheduling of building and curing in all factories, including a connection with the local MES systems. This OMP Plus implementation with advanced solver aims at, amongst others, multi sourcing, machine load planning, mould planning, material planning and production grouping / sequencing to minimize setups. This will be achieved taking into account finished product stocks, network safety stocks and demand. Moreover, OMP Plus will also be integrated in the Bridgestone SAP environment.
Niek Vaessen, General Manager Transformation Planning at Bridgestone Europe, states "We were looking for an advanced planning tool in order to reduce our inventory, optimize equipment utilization, minimize production cost and maximize customer service and overall profitability. We feel OMP Plus is the best solution to reach our objectives."
Luc Schepens, Partner at OM Partners, says: "We are very pleased that Bridgestone Europe has selected OMP Plus as its planning tool. This new implementation is confirming OMP Plus' leading position in difficult injection/extrusion/curing environments, after several OMP applications in the tire industry and in similar environments (glass, plastics, )."