How can the quantities predicted be produced?
Typical experiences of production planners
“The orders build up in front of one workstation and other workstations have to wait. On the following day, the same station is only working at 20% capacity.“
“I don’t know whether we’ll manage the orders in two weeks or when we’ll be finished by.“
“Planning is often abandoned due to short-term orders. This results in small batch sizes and high setup costs.“
“Because production steps are not coordinated well, we have to store a lot of semi-finished products.“
” A great deal of effort is required for planning, partly because of the many cross-dependencies.“
“We often cannot comply with the production program, so that customer orders are completed too late.“