With SCHEMA you can generate in seconds the best production schedule for your plant to fulfill and deliver your orders on time.
You can follow up on the schedule with what is happening on the production floor and make the necessary changes on time. You can easily analyze where you can improve your plant and reach an efficiency level of excellence!
Click on the following buttons to learn more about how SCHEMA works.
If you have more questions, you can click on the chat bubble below the right side and a person from our team will support you with more information or visit our Help Center.
How to move within SCHEMA
The menu is on the left side, click on any icon to expand it. Each section may have different subsections.
Click outside the menu to remove the expansion.
From the upper right side of the screen, click on the profile picture to configure your company data, register new users and access permissions for your device.
This panel summarizes your main indicators of efficiency, performance and quality.
Monitor your data in more detail by clicking on them and they will direct you to the report in question, or you can also click on the section Performance n the menu where you can choose which report you want to see.
Here we show you a Gantt visualization of the optimal schedule generated.
Each row represents a machine, the molds are visualized with gray diagonal stripes and the parts are the batches that come after a mold, they can contain the color you selected in Work in Process. You can make modifications to the schedule:
Move the order of production batches of parts using drag and drop.
Increase and decrease production batches with double click on a batch.
Increase and reduce the installation time of a mold with double click on a mold.
Add a downtime with double click on a mold. Select the category, the reason for downtime and the time. To add your list of downtimes, go to the section Downtimes and create it.
Add notes on each machine to indicate a priority to the production floor.
Add a new production batch with double click on a mold.
Add a new mold and its production in a machine, with a click on the name of a machine.
You can check the Timetables to see more in detail what each shift should do.
You can also see the Production Orders for each batch production with the specific requirements of raw materials.
The best way to start your journey is with just a sample database.
The first step to start your journey in SCHEMA is add at least one of the following to your database: 1 Work-in-Process, 1 Finished Product, 1 Mold, and 1 Machine. These items should be related to each one another to be able to say that 1 Production Route is complete.
Once you have at least 1 complete Product Route, you can add a Customer Order and create your first production schedule.
With an ongoing schedule, you can capture real production and automatically begin to generate the Key Performance Indicators of your plant.
First, go to Raw Materials and click on the button located on the upper right side to follow my filling instructions.
Here you can enter the records of the production of your machines. The capture is divided by machine, click on the name of one to start. Clicking on the button will display a menu with the following options:
'Remove this Action':
The data must be captured in minutes. Do not forget to click on the button located on each machine
For several months we have been working on a complete renovation of the data structure at SCHEMA. We seek to make the platform even more scalable, faster, and that allows all our Users to have more and better tools to help with the daily work in the Plant to further increase efficiency, quality, and continuity in production.
Many of the changes that we will roll out in the coming days will occur at the back-end of the platform. When making this great change in the data and process structure, we think about balancing the needs of all our Users, and also about respecting time and resource restrictions.
After analyzing it for quite some time, we realized that in Production Scheduling, we can still offer greater precision when making changes to the Program. We know that the visualization of the capacity used, available, and the sequence of orders, is a feature that we all love. We also note that sometimes it can be difficult to add scheduled downtime, such as maintenance, or to intersperse production batches of different parts. That is why we made the decision to remove the Drag & Drop functionality from the program visualization, but in exchange, we incorporated a new Smart Table in the vertical Kanban-style for each programmed action, which allows reviewing the programming by machine, and programming any type of process, with fewer clicks, and above all, in less time.We have also included the ActionCable functionality within the platform, which incorporates real-time data management, but above all a natural interaction with the data of your Plant. Adjustment to Schedule and Re-schedule activities now take up to 50% less time. While the current Production Capture is reduced by up to 85%. We have included new dashboards that can be displayed on one or more screens in the Plant so that all your collaborators can have a global vision of the most important production indicators in real-time. This helps increase motivation among work teams as well as to detect problems as they are occurring.
We have also made changes to the Production Scheduling algorithm to increase Product traceability. As you well know, the SCHEMA algorithm provides a double solution: It determines the optimal batch size and defines the optimal sequence of production and mold changes. By defining the optimal lot size, the SCHEMA algorithm observes the Demand for each of the Finished Products, you can have several different Orders for the same Finished Product. The algorithm is responsible for evaluating the total demand on all these orders and generating a production order of optimal size. Although it is an extremely useful result, it had the disadvantage that the traceability of the production of the Parts produced to the Products was lost. With the update of the SCHEMA algorithm, the same optimal lot size can now be obtained, but as many production orders are generated as there are orders. In this way, each production order is now related to a specific Order-Product pair.
Since all the operation flow in SCHEMA can be managed by means of the reference to the production order, then when making the Production Capture of the machines you can also obtain the progress status of each of the Orders for each of your customers.
In addition to these changes, we also decided to completely change the Program View and Production Preview. The SCHEMA visualization, although useful, was sometimes cumbersome when loading the page and making adjustments to the Program, and the information that the Program could display was limited by the data structure. Now, the new visualization has a faster load even for Companies with more than 100 machines. The Lead data for each production order has been included directly in this view and therefore it is faster to know what is behind and what is on time. Also, at least it seems to us that the design improved incredibly.
The performance of the platform, in general, has improved significantly and we are sure that the new data structure will allow us to continue delivering new functionalities that will be ideal for optimizing the operation in your Plant.
Do you want to know more about the new features that will arrive with the back-end change? We invite you to know the new SCHEMA 3.0. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and leave us your comments and questions.