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
Maximizing the efficiency of production operations is the most important objective within a manufacturing plant. The teams of engineers within each company are responsible for ensuring that production levels and product quality improve day by day. Today there are already technologies, which implemented in your company that would act as catalysts, supporting people who make decisions about actions to achieve productive efficiency.
In this era in which digital data abounds about machine operation, tooling, demand, and equipment, a great opportunity arises to revolutionize efficiency in manufacturing plants. For years, executive decisions about improvements in the production environment, about the investment in the necessary installed capacity, the forecast of material requirements or the specialized attention of some recurrent failure, have been based on exhaustive analyses carried out by several engineers inside the plant that could take several months to develop. The decision that had to be taken to correct a certain course in the operations waited months to see the light, months of lost efficiency, and that, since time does not return, it will be impossible to recover.
In terms of production, the ideal state would be to maintain 100% efficiency throughout the entire operating time. It should be noted that it is not possible to reach a state of efficiency beyond 100%. No more than 100% availability, no more than 100% quality, no more than 100% performance. Therefore, every day in the industry is subject to potential loss, every interruption of production, every slow cycle, and every cycle of low quality becomes a loss, every decision not taken to correct a problem is generating a loss that can never be recovered.
As an example, if in our plant we maintain an OEE of 85% and one day the level reached becomes 80%, that 5% cannot be recovered even if the next day we have a level of 85% again. In any case, as opposed to 100%, we are in a constant state of 15% loss. An option, in this case, would be to budget considering the 15% loss, but the vertiginous and fast competition that exists in the sector could make us lose a client just for cost decisions, and therefore it is not a viable option. In this scenario, the optimum is to control what is in our hands, increase the level of OEE to a new level of permanence closer to 100%, is not an easy task, but if you do not have the right data and analysis tools, surely becomes an impossible task.
“That 1% of efficiency that was lost that day is a 1% loss that will never be recovered.”
Information technology currently allows us to obtain large amounts of data on operations. Speaking of digital data, a manufacturing company with plastic injection molding processes generates millions of data daily. Hardly a human mind will be able to analyze all the data that is generated in just one hour of production in order to make the right decision at the right time. Therefore, in the search for productive efficiency, it is essential to have technologies that allow us to analyze information not only exhaustively but also quickly. Executive decisions based on manufacturing data do not have to take months.
At Logykopt we are committed to helping manufacturing companies achieve maximum production efficiency. We seek to free companies from all the obstacles that prevent them from achieving this ultimate goal. That is why we have developed specific algorithmic intelligence technology to analyze large and complex data structures, to analyze past production, and make improvement decisions, and we have gone even further to forecast future production. This technology is available to injection molding companies through our SCHEMA® platform.
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Our platform is based on three fundamental pillars in manufacturing: Scheduling, Execution, and Control. For each of these pillars, we have designed and developed algorithmic technology so that it is ready to be used just by registering your company on our website logykopt-schema.com.
Production scheduling has specific combinatorial analysis methods for molders. All an optimization engine designed to schedule the highest production in the shortest time possible considering the finite capacity and production constraints.
The Production Execution absorbs all the information contained in the schedule and visually disposes it to the production team to coordinate the activities in an effective way. To deploy in the plant the complete production schedule, and that all the personnel knows the indicators of production, the quantities in process and finished they help to that jointly all the goals of production are reached.
Production Control is based on analytical algorithms that allow differential calculation of OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) based on actual production data, visualization of specific data on actions and production elements, as well as receiving performance observations. All united in a single platform to make the right decisions at the right time for both the present and the future.
Thanks to the combination of these three fundamental pillars, SCHEMA® has become the platform on which planning and production teams at injection molding plants collaborate and achieve high efficiency, high-quality, and continuous operations.