Jul 7, 2016 11:30:00 AM
By Kaia Colban
A third of your goods are finished and ready to be packaged, your packager is set up and ready to go, but your current schedule does not tell your team to start packaging until all the goods are completed. As a result your average flow time is two hours longer than what it could have been had your operations been performed more continuously. PlanetTogether software understands this problem and allows for overlap in situations where you want the job operations to be performed more continuously.
If the operations are within the same job, you can specify if overlap is allowed and if so by how much. If the first operation is slower than the second operation, PlanetTogether will delay the start of the second operation. The second operation will begin once it can run continuously without needing to wait for the first operation to catch up.
If the overlap is between levels in the bill-of-material, overlap can still be accomplished using the lot production feature, thus ensuring more compressed flow times.