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Solution Technology: Preactor
EXAL Uncovers Capacity and Improves Customer Service With Preactor®
A complex, high-speed manufacturing process with two main components: the extrusion process, creating complex shapes from a small amount of aluminum., and a multi-color, multi-pass printing on a 360 degree surface. More effective scheduling means better material planning (slugs to make cans) and quicker changeovers with better planning of tool sets.
Preactor 300 APS integrated with AccPac and other data sources developed in Access and Excel. EXAL later upgraded to P400 APS system.
EXAL has reduced the changeover hours in Youngstown by 30%, which translates to increasing available capacity by 200,000 containers per month. Customer service levels, as measured by customer commit date to actual delivery, have improved from 80% to 97%, directly attributable to P300 system.
A major plus with the system implemented at EXAL is the confidence we have in the different planning scenarios.We now can look at all our alternatives given bookings and line conditions, and can act with certainty that the solution suggested by Preactor will be realized on the production floor.”
EXAL Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer of extruded aluminum packaging. EXAL also offers coil-based metal packaging container options in North America and Europe and is the leading independent contract manufacturer of aerosol products and liquids in Latin America.
About the Client
Productivity Improvement, Data Analytics, and Business Discovery