Strategic capacity planning
Strategic capacity & resource planning is used to make long-term decisions. It forms the basis for CapEx decisions to build or expand sites and is part of any factory planning.
Synchronous capacity planning in the network
Do you see opportunities in the network to leverage synergies and increase overall utilization and efficiency? However, isolated solutions have been created in your network that do not allow you to create an overarching plan? Together with you, we develop a continuous, cross-departmental planning and control process and provide you with the appropriate tools and methods.
Investment and personnel planning
In the medium term, resources in terms of machinery and personnel are defined by investment decisions and personnel planning as part of budget planning. In addition to the capacity utilization in the current concept, which is supported by your PPS system, you should also consider the adjustment of the production processes (e.g. adjustment of the working time model and change of the assembly organization – keyword flow principle) and the effects on the OpEx.
Successful series startup, ramp up and ramp down
The demand for your products is growing by leaps and bounds? A new product launch is imminent? Due to the ramp down, the space efficiency decreases? Then you should urgently adjust the capacities. We support you in planning and help you to implement suitable measures for the (temporary) adjustment of your capacity.
Flexibilization of capacities
We show you which measures you can take to make your capacity more flexible in order to respond to volatile demand at short notice. Staffing, machinery, maintenance, make or buy: together we define a suitable setup for increasing your flexibility.
Workforce Management / Staff Scheduling
Having the right employees in the right workplace at the right time is the goal. We support you in establishing the appropriate processes, creating the organizational structures, and selecting and, if necessary, implementing a suitable IT system environment.
Practical issues in capacity and resource planning
- What capacities must be maintained in the coming years?
- Which areas, personnel capacities and machines are required?
- To what extent should flexibility and mutability be considered?
- What capacities and investments in resources and technologies should be considered as part of the next budget planning?
- How can continuous planning be mapped in the face of increasing volatility of demand and changing requirements?
- What is the impact of the capacity change on relevant KPIs and OpEx?
- What proportion of the required capacity should be available internally?
- What flexibility models do exist? To what extent should external capacity be used?
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Increase planning horizon
We know that long-term forecasting (> 5 years) is a big challenge. But would you plan a new factory without foresight? Factory planning is our hobby. We support you in aggregating existing information, assessing risks, avoiding mistakes made by others, and thus generating viable capacity planning for the future.
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Using practical experience across industries
We know the stumbling blocks in reality and help you to implement short-term capacity changes flexibly. We have already implemented numerous capacity increases in practice and know what is also important on the shop floor.
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Tools & Methods
You have an ERP system in use, but the resource planning does not match the reality? Our consultants support you in creating transparency with suitable tools & methods and in developing the appropriate approach for your task, if necessary taking into account future-proof software solutions.
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Cooperation and knowledge transfer
We live a collaborative project mode. We work with you on the project result and gradually transfer method & tool competence so that the necessary knowledge is built up internally at your company.