For highly configurable products such as automobiles and industrial equipment, each order reflects a different combination of features that impacts production efficiency. With built-in optimizers and operating constraints, JDA Order Sequencing & Slotting ensures that order schedules maximize productivity. These enhanced planning and scheduling capabilities help businesses strategize and execute across multiple facilities in order to increase both profits and customer satisfaction.
Lean manufacturing on the supply side, and customer responsiveness on the demand side, are often conflicting objectives. JDA Order Sequencing & Slotting balances each individual order with other commitments, as well as constraints such as materials availability. Profitable, productive schedules are implemented based on constraints and on order requirements such as customer priority, delivery commitments and product features.
JDA Order Sequencing & Slotting synchronizes medium-term factory objectives with near-term shop-floor metrics in a closed-loop “plan-do-check-act” workflow. Order slotting creates a “bucketized” order schedule that respects production constraints. Order sequencing defines an optimal sequence, considering both production rules and customized business rules.