THRON is the finite capacity scheduler and is an effective computer tool developed to optimize the planning of production processes.
THRON is the Advanced Planning and Scheduling System (APS) designed to extend the capabilities of ERP systems to the simulation of possible future states. Intuitive to use, fast execution, easily configurable, Thron is a tool that uses advanced mathematical algorithms to accomplish the optimization or simulation of planning. It is an analysis tool that allows to drastically reduces the time required for production planning.
THRON produces a sequence of works based on priorities, attributes, characteristics and / or associated recipe with the specific production unit, minimizing set-up times. From the analysis of data obtained from Thron also by displaying the Gantt Chart of sales order and / or resource, the user can not only check the current status and future of the company, but also the possible improvements in productive performance can be evaluated.
THRON improves production planning in SMEs as it also allows the calculation at infinite capacity to highlight what are the bottlenecks, according to the delivery dates requested by customers. In this way, the Production Management will have some data to make strategic decisions on the scheduling (shift work from inside to outside or conversely, to enable any additional shifts / overtimes).
THRON allows, not only to respect the lead time, but also to balance the workload on the various resources until their saturation with a consequent optimization of production costs.
The production plan is sent to individual work centers (where the start events of production and the advancement of open orders by the scheduler are noticed); the optimization algorithm positions the workloads on the various resources in order to respect the commitment of production capacity and those of phases sequence. For companies with tooling problems dependent on the specifications of the products processed in the single work center, Thron proposes the "conditional tooling" module that allows quickly determine optimal sequences on the resource.