The textile industry can typically be characterized by a large number of machines, staff and product variations that need to be efficiently managed. Trying to schedule a large number of constraints is very challenging.
Being able to produce textiles in batches is important, along with keeping track of product attributes (color, texture, etc.). Quality control between batches is key so that product consistency is maintained.
Machines take on various aspects of manufacturing textiles like spinning, knitting, dyeing, printing and finishing. There is the potential for a fair amount of machine down-time and the possibility of having to re-run the production because a batch failed QA.
Scheduling this kind of complexity is something Taylor APS is very good at.
- Efficiently schedule any number of machines, staff or product variations.
- When machine down-times occur, the schedule can quickly be adjusted.
- Integrate product attributes into the schedule so that similar colors are run together (in order to reduce setup and/or cleanup time).
- Create various what-if scenarios.
Textile manufacturers have turned to Taylor products to help them solve these intricate, mission-critical planning and scheduling problems.