ABB has been planning for more than 10 years with CyberPlan

APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling), Electromechanical Sector

ABB is the leading, technologically advanced company that is writing the future of industrial digitization. For more than four decades it has been at the forefront of innovating digitally connected and activated industrial equipment and systems. Every day, efficiency, safety and productivity in utilities, industrial sectors, transport and infrastructure are driven globally. With a historical heritage that spans more than 130 years, ABB operates in over 100 countries and employs around 132,000 people.

ABB has entrusted CyberPlan with the planning and scheduling of its productions every day for over 10 years, from the S&OP process to the detailed scheduling.



Planning in the electromechanical sector

The electromechanical sector has some unique features that determine specific needs. One of the most frequently encountered critical issues is related to the feasibility of finished product orders. Bills of materials typically consist of an extremely large number of components, the availability of which is difficult to monitor manually. Another problem common to the sector is the presence of automatic assembly lines, which create considerable damage if stopped suddenly and unexpectedly.

Specific solutions: Advanced software for planning and scheduling

Customers find Cybertec concrete support for these needs, thanks to the fact that we provide our customers with tools such as pegging and extended pegging, to have evidence of the feasibility of orders, as well as an extremely fast MRP that allows a quick calculation of the missing ones. We address the problem of saturation of centres thanks to very powerful scheduling tools, which thanks to advanced simulation capabilities allow us to minimise setup times and optimise processing sequences. It is also possible to measure and monitor the saturation level of the lines over time, to have immediate evidence of critical issues.

What does CyberPlan enable you to do and with what benefits?

CyberPlan simplifies complex planning processes by better supporting decision making. It allows the planning department to:

  • Simulate different scenarios (what-if analysis);
  • Create feasible production plans in real time considering all factory constraints (Finished capacity);
  • Continuously interact with the software to adjust the proposed plan;
  • Maximize visibility across the entire planning from demand forecast creation, to purchasing plan to work sequences

These capabilities provide manufacturing companies with the tools they need to make the best decisions by aligning production with financial, commercial, and managerial goals. Thanks to this alignment, companies bring significant benefits that allow them to increase competitiveness. In particular, the main benefits are:

  • Increased level of customer service;
  • Increase in working capital thanks to the reduction in WIP, the increase in turnover and the reduction in production lead times;
  • Increased production efficiency;

What are the features of CyberPlan?

  • DataBase in RAM that guarantees a very high speed allowing a continuous human-machine interaction;
  • What-If simulation that allows the creation of different scenarios quickly and accurately, helping to choose the best possible plan while preventing risks and profit losses;
  • Powerful algorithms that allow optimization of production and better use of available resources, reducing costs and increasing productivity;
  • High configurability that allows you to more easily model the production reality avoiding approximations and approaching the peculiarities of individual companies;
  • Optimized workspaces that bring the benefits of lean within the software ensuring you have the right information at the right time;
  • Intuitive graphics that allow you to immediately identify the critical issues of the plan and their effects, maximising the visibility and control of the entire production;
  • Integrability with any external system, allowing a linear information flow with the other tools in use;
  • Stability, assistance and specialised advice allow you to enjoy a 360° service.

Are you ready to grow with Cybertec?

Thanks to tools that can maximize the visibility and control of the production process and a team of experts, you can make your production planning advanced.

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