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
When a machine starts or ends its production process it is important to perform a resin purification, but have you ever wondered how much material you have discarded? or how much time did it take?
For example, when a machine starts its production process, it is normal that the first molded parts that come out do not meet the quality standards because the material is not in the ideal conditions for injection into the mold, so sometimes it is better to purify a little the first resin that is processed until the right quality is obtained.
On the other hand, when a production process is finished and the cleaning of the equipment and the mold begins, it is recommended to purify the excess resin that was produced in the machine's hopper. In both examples, a processed material is discarded and operation time is consumed to perform necessary cleaning activities that help not to cause imperfections in the mold, minimize scrap production and at the same time, perform the collection of this material in an efficient way.
This excess resin is commonly called "plasta" or "purge material" and in SCHEMA it is possible to keep track of it in the production capture, from the name of the material and the amount of polymer that was processed to obtain the ideal conditions that facilitate injection into the mold.
SCHEMA helps you to have a control of this material consumption, through its reports you can know the time that was invested in performing these cleaning activities and the amount of materials that were discarded, and thus, make decisions to provide improvements to the production process and / or give another opportunity to this material so it is recommended to have a space in the warehouse for collection and reuse.