Static and dynamic setup times cost monthly time and a technical budget. Frequent order changes are often neither assessed monetarily in advance, nor returned to the customer through prices, which make short-term production inquiries and thus prevent a stable order sequence. This leads to decreasing acceptance among operating personnel, frustration with the setup team and balance sheet losses at the end of the month, which have to be explained with a high product mix.
We have developed a web-based software that calculates setup change times of more than 2,000 orders across several machines and successive process stages, e.g. slitter and coating system, and recommends suggestions for sequences optimized according to cost and time. The system can be easily integrated into the IT system landscape and used intuitively using standardized interfaces.