After ten years promise ERP vendors have failed to deliver accurate production planning and scheduling or advanced planning as they call it. The problem seems to lie in ERP's inaccurate process planning and process model. This has lead to wide use of MS Excel to temporarily overcome the problem.
With Delfoi Planner companies can typically decrease their lead time by 50% compared to traditional ERP/Excel planning. Also, the simulation model enables rapid change implementation by using simulation as a virtual validation without a need of testing with the actual production. Delfoi capability to use DELMIA simulation and process models enables flexible and fast production planning and accurate finite scheduling with validated and up-to-date production model.
Read how e.g. long term Dassault customer Metso Paper Inc. has implemented Delfoi's simulation based production planning and scheduling in their operations.
Do you have initiative to reduce the lead time? And do you think that ERP and spreadsheet applications do not provide capability to improve production efficiency and visibility?
If you have question regarding this topic, feel free to ask, we'd be more than happy to help!
Raimo, on behalf of Delfoi
PS: if you want to know more about ERP, have a look at our folk Oleg who wrote an article about "PLM and ERP integration" this week on his Daily PLM Think Tank Blog.