• Rammesh Aluru

Optimize Production Levels

A leading manufacturer of large-diameter plastic pipes has production constraint of long setup times and high changeover costs. They needed to strengthen their PPC to optimise production levels for each variant of the pipes they produce, and substantially improve equipment utilisation.

They were able to reduce changeovers using algorithms:

- more accurate prediction of demand — reduced ad hoc changeovers and improved economies of scale from larger batch sizes

- planning better batch sequences — substantially reduced scrap generated during changeovers


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