Manufacturers consistently improve and try to become smarter than their competitors. Improving customer satisfaction in terms of delivery performance is one of their biggest challenges, but do they have the information needed to make decisions about what they can and cannot promise to their customers?
The purpose of scheduling in manufacturing is to tell a production facility when they need each resource to be available, in order to meet business objectives like utilization, delivery performance and efficiency.
It is generally used by manufacturers that need to schedule machines and other resources, but it is also used for scheduling manual labour such as assembly, service or value added logistics.
SIMATIC IT Preactor is a software solution for companies which want to start digitalizing their processes, but it is also used to complement already installed MES systems.