The QUIES Company is a French SME, specialized in ear and eye protection products. Stephane Eurin, production manager at QUIES explains “Our business has changed a lot in the past years. For instance on the distribution side the supermarkets business is run with more pull flow and just-in time logic implying less forecasted orders in advance.
Furthermore, the retail market has imposed strict penalties in the event of non-compliance to delivery due dates. On our side we were looking at improving our inventory ratio both on raw material and finished products. So far, production planning and scheduling was
becoming extremely complex.
Up to now, we have been using ERP Sage X3 for production management and Excel spreadsheets for manufacturing schedules. Synchronising those tools on a daily basis was generating a lot of mismatch between production plan and raw material needs.
As a consequence our replenishment data were mostly unreliable highlighting our information system limits.
We have now chosen to integrate ORTEMS which connects directly with ERP Sage X3 in order to increase responsiveness, efficiency and performance on production lines.
The ORTEMS planning and scheduling solution will enhance the flow of information throughout our company, enabling immediate responsiveness to seasonal or export demands. ORTEMS will complement our ERP Sage X3 perfectly helping us to take the most
effective decisions at any given time.”
Speed Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of polyamide monofilaments for use in trimmer & brush cutting machines. They have 2 plants Arnas France and Ohio USA Mr. Kasapyan, Speed Group’s Project Manager, explained: “We have selected ORTEMS solutions to meet 3 major goals:
We selected ORTEMS because it is the only company that offers such comprehensive planning capabilities. The solution lets us develop constraint-based finite-capacity workload calculation that is connected to the SAGE ERP X3 Master Production Schedule. The ORTEMS optimization and synchronization engine is unique in enabling us to display the workloads linked to the scheduling..
ORTEMS offers to the process and discrete manufacturers mid- to long-term capacity planning and short-term detailed scheduling with multi-constraint finite capacity.