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Proplanner process engineering and management suite
Proplanner, Process Engineering Suite, is a new generation tool for Manufacturing Process Engineering Management (MPEM / MPM). The Proplanner MPM application integrates the Product, Process, Plant and Resource information relating to a manufacturing process to enhance the accuracy of the process plan and the speed of new product introduction.
Proplanner is the leading web-enabled software on the Microsoft.NET platform for manufacturing process engineering, management and collaboration focussed on providing MPM solutions for discrete part manufacturers. Built around the techniques of Lean Manufacturing and Total Quality Improvement and deployed via the Internet or LAN, Proplanner solutions reduce the time required to launch newly designed processes into manufacturing with better product quality and fewer product startup mistakes.
Proplanner MPM ‘functionality map’
process activity diagram showing precedence
The greatest benefit from MPM can be seen in improved production efficiencies, derived from more tightly designed and managed production systems. It is not uncommon to see assembly line efficiencies increase by 10% (in mixed model environments). In addition, new, or modified, product launch times have been reduced by 25 to 50% primarily because of the instant information availability and the benefits of editing existing similar processes instead of re-engineering from scratch as is often done.
Process detail showing activity process times
More importantly the Proplanner MPM application provides the analytical and data management abilities necessary to help companies reduce In-process Inventory (WIP) and finished goods inventory and improve overall product quality and production responsiveness. By providing detailed manufacturing process information throughout the organization, as well as to downstream applications, the organization now has the ability to quickly and accurately distribute best practices throughout the global organization and intelligently react to changes in both products and processes concurrently.
Definable Work instruction sheet which can be distributed over the intranet
Saker Solutions is an independent supplier of simulation services, with significant experience applying simulation-based solutions to a vast variety of industries and applications. Saker Solutions works with a range of simulation products including Witness, Flexsim, Simul8 and Anylogic. For more information, please contact Saker Solutions at email@example.com or call 01789 762255
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