• Increase Throughput and Unlock Capacity With Optessa MLS

    by Scott Young | May 05, 2016 | Supplier

    Optessa MLS increase throughput schedules. For example, an annualized benefit of $2 million was evaluated by an engine manufacturer based on an over 9% throughput improvement provided by the Optessa MLS schedule as compared to the previous scheduling process.

    The patented Optessa scheduling algorithm achieves these amazing results by

    • Controlling the model mix in the sequence
    • Better aligning cycle times across the different stations in the line
    • Minimizing inefficiencies due to shifting bottlenecks and starvation
    • Simultaneously applying both process/routing data and plant constraints in a single optimization model

    The chart below shows the Optessa MLS production schedule that increased the capacity utilization of each station on the line and overall throughput by over 9%, as compared to the previous scheduling system.

    Chart showing increased capacity utilization of each station on the assembly line resulting in a 9 increase throughput