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
Revitalizing Manufacturing with Advanced Algorithms
Scheduling is the most important activity in manufacturing planning, it consists of determining the sequence and exact moment of each of the actions for the generation of specific production schedules. A manufacturing company that does not perform scheduling activities does not yet have full control over operations.
In the plastic injection environment, scheduling or scheduling production is extremely difficult due to all the variables that come into play: cycle times, installation times, calibration times, insert times, color changes, version changes. , number of cavities in mold, availability of machines, preventive maintenance and material requirements. To this must be added that a call from a Customer with a new urgent requirement is enough to change an entire production program.
The people in charge of production scheduling continually perform calculations and analyze data to derive production times and delivery dates, but these activities take too long. The data they are based on can come from many sources within the same company, further complicating the analysis. The tool of choice: Spreadsheets with formulas, interconnections, and sometimes macros.
However, it is not enough to draw up a detailed production program, in this industry where the level of competition is dizzying, it is also necessary to have the Optimal Production Program, which is not an easy task.
Considering the objective of making the most of the finite installed capacity -plant, machines, and molds- to maximize productivity and achieve maximum customer compliance, using spreadsheets as a programming tool and the “manual” method deliver production programs that they can be up to 60% far from the optimum of production.
When a manufacturing company performs scheduling activities and has the technology to face the optimization challenge, it is able to guarantee continuous and efficient operations. On the one hand, the company becomes capable of anticipating obstacles and organizing all production activities so that the teams work in a coordinated way to meet the customer. On the other hand, it allows us to maintain a philosophy of continuous improvement because the ability to visualize the available capacity and to forecast will allow us to advance quickly and in an orderly manner towards the company’s objectives.
If you knew that there is an advanced algorithm with the ability to obtain the optimal production program in your company in just a few seconds, showing the production route to follow, revealing in which machine, mold and part the investment of time should be placed, money and resources to have the highest level of compliance and maximum performance Wouldn’t you like to have it now in your company?
At Logykopt we have dedicated ourselves to designing SCHEMA® and developing its core algorithm to be able to deliver the most advanced optimization technology and the most pleasant user experience to manufacturing companies with plastic injection molding.
“Structured investment in R&D in state-of-the-art optimization algorithms is a constant in our company’s strategy”
We are proud of the growth it has achieved. Thanks to the investment in research and development we have been making, it is now a smart, fast, flexible, and powerful solution. SCHEMA® has become the platform on which scheduling and production teams in injection molding plants collaborate and achieve continuous high-efficiency, high-quality operation.