Glass Production

CHALLENGES

The glass industry has expanded tremendously in recent years – across various regions around the globe and across various industries including automotive, construction, food & beverage, and electronics – but with this growth comes increasing competition, costs, and complexity in terms of customer demand, product diversity, and supply chain management.

To remain profitable, glass manufacturers must be able to overcome numerous, significant business challenges including:

-The vast variety of glass products (which all differ greatly in quality, size, composition, color, and coating)

-The degree of customization and the tight delivery deadlines stipulated by individual customers.

-Skyrocketing manufacturing costs – primarily due to energy consumption.

-The difficulty in managing raw materials supply (to maintain the right amount of safety stock and avoid the accumulation of scrap) as well as inventory and capacity utilization.

-The wide and diverse range of glass manufacturing processes, which typically require long set-up times, and cause job-sequencing and batch-sizing issues.

-The complexity of delivery logistics – the difficulty in getting the right products to the right customers at the right times – given the degree of customization of individual orders and tight deadlines.

CAPABILITIES

ICRON’s advanced planning and scheduling (APS) solution gives glass manufacturers the capability to conquer their business challenges, to increase operating efficiency and reduce operating expenses, and to optimize the planning and deployment of assets across their global supply chain networks.

With ICRON, glass producers can:

-Automatically generate (and revise in real time) optimal production, material procurement, and distribution schedules that minimize set-up times and operating costs, and maximize resource utilization and on-time delivery.

-Handle highly customized products as well as co-or by-products, and create plans that take multiple product possibilities into account.

-Create optimal tactical and strategic plans, which incorporate sales forecasts, materials supply, inventory levels, resource capacity, and other constraints.

-Conduct multi-site aggregate planning to determine which products to manufacture at specific facilities, taking into account the costs of production and transportation.

-Optimize the distribution network to ensure on-time delivery, customer satisfaction, and reduced inventory and costs.

ACTUAL BLOG POST

 
Does Your Optimization Solution Improve Both Productivity and Compliance?

In today’s fast-paced and hypercompetitive business world, in the rush to produce goods and deliver services as quickly as possible, companies are often tripped up by thorny compliance issues.

more February 8, 2017

LATEST NEWS

 
Brisa Bridgestone, from serial transaction based to parallel process oriented planning.

Amsterdam, 13 April 2017 – Today, Brisa Bridgestone –a leader in the tire manufacturing industry in Turkey, with an annual revenue of app. Euro 500 million –celebrated the go-live of the new parallel planning solution. The new ICRON solution makes it possible to have an integrated parallel planning of the two main production processes.

more April 13, 2017

UPCOMING EVENT

 
Production Planning and Optimization Conference

ICRON is sponsoring the Production Planning and Optimization Conference, which takes place April 25th 2017 in Bursa. Beside visiting ICRON in our booth, you can also listen to the presentation of ICRON during the conference.

more April 12, 2017

* Why ICRON

A faster time-to-value than any other software on the market !

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Leverage unlimited what-ifs to evaluate/model trade-offs !

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