Make your factory planning More transparent and profitable
The modules at a glance
IMS PREDICTIVE ERP offering the add-on for ERP Systems supports by various modules of the Integrated Manufacturing Solutions (IMS) the option of an early consideration of production and logistics processes – and this at the time of product evolution. With the PREDICTIVE Enterprise Resource Planning Platform (PREDICTIVE ERP), you can calculate various scenarios in your production planning predictively and make well-founded decisions.
Plan your production and logistics processes with the help of our flexible software solutions – quickly and as needed.
Plan products, processes and resources
The Basic module IMDesigner (IMD) offers fast methodical support in the various stages of planning such as, for example, in the product analysis, resource planning and simulation, as well as manufacturing documentation. Set up a detailed and digital factory model for your production planning quickly and easily. You can make plans as complex as you desire: shorter sub-processes, products with more variants, individual factories or complete supply chains.
Goals: Preparation of network plans, determining throughput time, workload and costs, static line balancing for determining the minimum throughput time, the critical path and the demand for resources
Simulate all aspects of your production in advance
The simulation of your production saves time and costs. In the IMValidation (IMV) module, you can simulate, visualize and validate all aspects of production in advance. You can check, analyze and optimize your production and logistics systems even before commencing production. Errors and bottlenecks are identified early in time and can be resolved quickly.
Goals: Analysis and comparison of different production scenarios based on bottlenecks in material flow, machine and worker utilization, maximum production rate, buffer utilization, KANBAN strategies, logistics times and means of transport
Scalable Simulation with Composable Simulation Models
The Composable Simulation Models from IMV support you both in the focused optimisation of individual production areas and lines as well as in the individual planning of entire production sites. In this context, multi-level production areas can be linked to one or more connected locations.
Goals: Breakdown of the simulation models according to responsibilities; separation in planning, for the simplification of teamwork. This function nevertheless enables you to perform an overall analysis or supply chain simulation, without having to create a new model.
Perform Advanced Planning & Scheduling and operational Line Balancing
In the IMController (IMC) module, you can perform Advanced Planning & Scheduling and operational Line Balancing in day-to-day planning. You optimize your detailed planning by short-term simulations based on current order information and thus, you can react in flexible manner to fluctuations as well as enhance resources.
Goals: Optimal resource utilization by automated process allocation, reporting for the shop floor and management, operative control by feedback of the production in real time, fast response to disruptions with validated solutions, setting up a building block system for responding to recurrent disruptions and faults – Learning Factory
Efficient production control and fine planning on the Shop floor
In the IMOperator (IMO) module you can provide your production staff with process data, workplans and documentation via tablet. Your employees can provide status information and report malfunctions directly. You increase the performance of your production by precise scheduling of the production processes, permanent transparency and optimal capacity utilisation.
Goals: Reporting for shop floor and management, operational control through feedback from Production in real time, fast response to disruptions with validated solutions
Visualize the logistics processes directly in
IMS allows presentation of a simplified, scaled 3D-layout of your production plant. In the IMValidation (IMV) module you can generate a view of the logistic operations for this layout directly from a simulation and you will immediately receive the perfect overview of the flow of all relevant materials and movement of resources.
Goals: Early detection and elimination of heavily loaded working areas and bottlenecks in the layout and the structure of paths.
Check your production and weak points and analyze your value stream digitally
In the IMAnalyzer (IMA) module, all data, key figures and information flow into the Integrated Manufacturing Solution and can be compared, analyzed and evaluated.
Carry out effective CIP (Continuous Improvement Processes)
In the IMKnowledgeNavigator (IMKnav) module, you document your CIP activities in a sustainable manner. A CIP knowledge basis is created, which you can use in on-going production and as a basis for new planning.
In the IMKnowledgeCapture (IMKcap) module, you make the know-how from the shop floor usable and retain it permanently. Corrections in on-going operation are acquired with the help of mobile touch-screen devices and are linked immediately with the right resources and processes in the virtual model. The data is available immediately even to designers and developers. Your knowledge base grows with each error and each solution, and your factory becomes a shade better.
Web-based, collaborative, flexible rental
You use our software on the basis of the Software as a Service (SaaS) principle over the internet. This means you avoid all the costs and time you would otherwise have to invest in installation, introduction and servicing.
You rent a particular number of licences per month in line with your needs. These licences are not attached to a particular workplace, employee or a software module but instead can be used flexibly.
Our software offers flexible user and client management. That means you and multiple project partners can access the data online at the same time. Your data is stored on our servers in line with the most up-to-date security standards and can be accessed any time and from anywhere.