Industry 4.0, Switzerland, Frank Paris, DDMRP

Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0 » interconnects and optimizes in real time the whole value chain, from the clients to the raw material. Why do we need to optimize in real time? Because the variability is everywhere, let’s take 4 examples:

  1. In an industry, a new high priority sale order just arrived; What is the impact of this rush order on your planning, on other customer due dates?
  2. In a Hospital, a severed injured man must access the operating bloc; What is the impact on the planning?
  3. In a research center, an experience doesn’t clearly demonstrate the expected result; What is the impact on the project and also on other projects that might require the potential free capacities given the experience result?
  4. In an industry organized by workshops, one workshop always exhibits outstanding performance; What is the impact on the company performance given that for deliveries they are always waiting for the parts coming from the poor performance workshop to deliver a complete set?

The prerequisite of “Industry 4.0” is a very powerful finite capacity planning software able to simulate after each refresh and able to support you to select the best available option. To summarize “Industry 4.0” ask for one “musician conductor” for the whole value stream instead of having one conductor per workshop, process or entity.

The picture below shows the cyber-physical system working with our software Asprova.


We are sure that the prerequisite for “Industry 4.0” is to work with a synchronization and simulation software, a DDMRP (Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning). Our Asprova software is challenged everyday in the most successful organizations.

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