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Solution Technology: Preactor
Oberto Sausage Lowers WIP with Preactor APS
Oberto has a large and diverse product base, with over 400 products. The manufacturing process is complex, not only due to product diversity, but meats from different parts of the world must be processed differently for same products. Timely production is important to maintain freshness. The multiple factors considered in creating production schedules the meet the customer service levels while managing inventory pointed to the need for a finite capacity scheduling system.
The Preactor 500 APS was integrated with multiple systems, including QAD MFG/Pro that had been extensively modified for Oberto's needs.
- Schedulers were elevated from busy work and data management to “real production scheduling”
- 40% reduction of work-in-progress
- Simplified product structure for scheduling purposes that differs from what is used for costing and shop floor transactions. allowing the scheduler to change product structures on the fly and use alternate BoM’s without waiting for administrative support or MFG/Pro scheduled jobs to complete
“The real payoff was in the 40% reduction of work-in-progress. This is a direct result of the bucketless scheduling available in Preactor, a feature not found in alternative solutions”
Oberto Sausage Company is a family owned business that offers a complete portfolio of meat snacks, refrigerated sausage and deli products for over 90 years.
About the Client
Productivity Improvement, Data Analytics, and Business Discovery