Technology: World class technology that is unmatched – powered by a patented modern solver

Why is Optessa scheduling technology installed and used daily in nerve centers of some of the world’s largest manufacturers?

Because our solutions actually work. Our approach generates feature-based and capacity-based multi-plant plans and detailed schedules by considering:

  • Demand, usually in the form of sales orders, and unlimited attributes
  • Master data such as products/parts, routings, bills of material
  • Manufacturing, supplier and demand related constraints and restrictions

Effective and complete solutions matter. Partial solutions are as good as no solutions in the context of today’s large data sets and trade-offs. Optessa solutions are characterized by being:

  • Unmatched and best of breed
  • Patented algorithms
  • Fast – rapidly generated
  • Based on a comprehensive model
  • Tried and tested by Fortune 15 companies

Optessa products use modern stochastic search techniques to rapidly find a near optimal solution, even for large problems. Consider the analogy of hill climbing – the object is to find the highest point in a mountainous area (see Figure below):

Optessa’s scheduling technology and the analogy of hill climbing – finding the highest point in a mountainous area without getting stuck on lower peaks.

Optessa’s stochastic search optimization techniques sample the entire solution space. An initial set of solutions is progressively refined through millions of iterations, which apply special operators to generate new candidate solutions. Candidate solutions are evaluated and accepted or rejected on the basis of acceptance criteria. In the hill climbing analogy, this ensures that one is not stuck on one of the many secondary peaks, and that the final position is close to the true peak.

Optessa products can solve problems of 4 million unit-rules in minutes. The powerful modern solver is able to handle the problem with all of its complexity – hundreds of rules and constraints without simplifications; and, it does so rapidly. Optessa products generate solutions that are superior by many orders of magnitude to that of the legacy systems. The ROI based on such immediately realized operational savings is much larger than the cost of implementing Optessa products.

Optessa has been granted a patent by the USPTO for Method and System for Generating an Optimized Solution for a Process. BROWSE THE PATENT HERE.

Optessa’s DNA combines powerful technology with the ability to create software solutions solving complex problems in changing environments

Optessa’s DNA combines our powerful technology with the innovative ability to create easy to use software solutions that solve complex problems in rapidly changing manufacturing environments. Optessa’s approach is unique because our solutions bring together advanced stochastic techniques with a wealth of domain knowledge and the pragmatic ability to solve real world problems in real time.

Optessa is an innovative and dynamic company promoted by experienced professionals with over forty years of combined experience in the field. Optessa principals have extensive experience in optimization and manufacturing scheduling problems with specific expertise in assembly line manufacturing and flow manufacturing.

Our team has a proven track record of developing and implementing algorithmic solutions to complex manufacturing problems in diverse industries.