Your business. Planned.

Visual planning board, online production plans, drag and drop jobs, custom constraints, what-if scenarios and planned vs actuals.

One planning solution, designed for manufacturers.

Maximise output. Minimise downtime.

Planning and scheduling is a major challenge for many manufacturers. The variables within processes can make or break a company, and unsatisfactory production planning leads to high operating costs and customer delivery problems.

With LYNQ’s comprehensive, advanced, finite capacity based, planning and scheduling (APS), you can quickly and accurately schedule while minimising downtime.

Deliver to your customers faster and in the most cost-effective way, by creating production plans that factor in constraints around machines, tooling, personnel and inventory to make smarter use of your materials and resources.

Plan.

Formed around international standard IEC62264, LYNQ’s leading-edge manufacturing operations management solution can plan, track, automate, analyse and optimise factories to increase efficiency, productivity and profitability.
Use LYNQ’s powerful, Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) client to minimise downtime while considering constraints from machines, tooling, personnel and inventory, to make smarter use of your materials and resources.
Publish schedules to the shop floor that can be viewed on any device from anywhere. See job and operational progress in real time at a glance.
Use simple dashboards to understand your load and maximise order fulfilment.
Provide your workforce with interactive job lists to drive efficiency and adherence to plan.

Track.

Collect data from the shop floor easily and accurately from your employees and machines. Track availability, performance and quality at a click of a button for OLE and OEE analysis.
Use employee status screens to effectively manage your workforce to maximise their productivity.
See how your employees are performing in real-time and resolve issues before they become a problem.
Use job status reports to provide visibility of progress.

Automate.

Collect data automatically from over 140 industrial devices and use equipment status screens to effectively manage your workforce to maximise their productivity.
See how resources are being used with visibility of operating, productive and downtime at a glance.
See how your equipment is performing in real-time and resolve issues before they become a problem.
Use job status reports to provide visibility of progress.

Analyse.

Open the loss management dashboard to gain complete visibility of all your losses across the factory and use powerful drilldowns to get to the root cause to apply countermeasures.
Loss for each of your employees and equipment is then aggregated at factory level.
Use powerful management reports to drive your performance to world class standards.

Optimise.

Drive continuous improvement with management alerts, collaborative messaging and online documentation.

Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS)

Visual planning board Online production schedule Custom constraints Live progress reporting Loss/ issue reporting Equipment and employee performance Loading detail and expected daily output Material requirements Job lists by resource groups for today or this week Production history

World-class analysis

  • Maximised

    30% Increased output

  • Minimised

    45% Reduction of defects and errors

  • Optimised

    30% Improved service performance

Manufacturing.
Understood.

Shareable, online plan

Work from one centralised production plan that is managed online and shared to shop-floor terminals. Employees access their daily or weekly workload via a user friendly interface on a terminal on the machine. The schedule is controlled and understood, from the shop floor to senior management.

Smart schedule

Drag and drop new orders into your current plan and view how it is going to effect your schedule. Manage “what if” scenarios and gain accurate visibility into your output capacity including custom constraints. Analyse planned vs actuals.

Material requirements

View specific material requirements by individual resources for today or this week. Be alerted to raw material shortages and have visibility into whether planned jobs have sufficient materials to be manufactured. Provide customers with accurate and reliable delivery dates.

Resource status

Review open jobs to check their status. Use progress bars to gain visibility of hours booked, materials issued and overall progress at a glance. Drill to view specific job, employee or equipment statuses, including attached documents and issues recorded.

Job Shop

Job Shop

Custom product/ one off

Design > Calculate > Quote > Source > Make > Deliver

  • Capable to Promise – ability to determine the delivery date of potential orders by overlaying them on the existing plan
  • Accurate job costs – ability to collect data easily and accurately to determine accurate job status and costs for margin and/or profit analysis
  • Employee utilisation – ability to analyse and make the best use of high cost, skilled employees (OLE)
Aerospace
Batch Production

Batch Production

Moderate product mix/ moderate volume

Plan > Source > Make > Deliver

  • Scheduling – effective batch scheduling and changeover optimisation to minimise planned downtime for increased productivity and faster deliver
  • Margin analysis – planned vs actual variance analysis to identify and eliminate production loss for improved cycle times and product margins
  • Resource utilisation – ability to analyse and improve returns and output from investments in equipment and employees (OLE & OEE)
Electronics
Production Line

Production Line

High product volumes/ low mix

Plan > Source > Automate > Deliver

  • Line monitoring – real time analysis with automated data collection and management alerts to increase efficiency and productivity
  • Six Big Loss – analysis and instant notification of breakdowns, adjustments, minor stops, slow running and startup and production rejects
  • Equipment utilisation – ability to analyse and make best use of high investments in machinery and infrastructure (OEE & TEEP)
Industrial Equipment

“Our customers are happier because they are getting things on time. We have increased transparency into what the schedule is. Everything is getting better.”

Andrew Walker, CEO, IKI Manufacturing Read full story

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