The client is a leading electrical equipment manufacturer in Malaysia catering to various industries like telecom, oil and gas, utilities etc. Apart from major utility and public works customers in the domestic market, they also export their products to customers in APAC and Africa markets.
The client has two world-class manufacturing facilities in the country complying to international standards for safety and quality.
With multiple products in their portfolio, our client frequently needed to changeover between them. They were looking for a solution that will improve their utilization while catering to changing market demands.
Axcend team understood the client’s products, the factory operations, and the changes in demands for the products. They analyzed the interactions of the demand with the materials, machine, factory staff and the processes to fine tune the algorithm for the manufacturing unit. The implementation team also analyzed the existing technology portfolio to integrate Axcend LPP with the enterprise systems seamlessly.
Axcend LPP was integrated with their enterprise ERP (SAP) from which the input data related to process, demand, inventory, and Bill of Materials were obtained. LPP has bi-directional SQL and Excel interface which reduced integration efforts and costs significantly for the client. The easy to use interface enabled the factory staff to understand and use the product within days and with minimal training.
Axcend LPP’s powerful simulation engine analyzed order data, parts data and provided the factory staff with the work sequence and job sequence and changeover schedules. It also provided the various stakeholders with reports on machine utilization, load status of the lines, queue data for WIP items etc. so that they can track key metrics and keep the customers apprised of their order status.
Axcend LPP was deployed in 4 months and the customers started seeing tangible benefits within 2 months of deployment. .