In the future, batch production will be characterized by collaborative materials planning. This kind of materials planning is based on a consistent data model through networked applications. Effective, collaborative materials planning compiles data from a variety of sources and makes it accessible in a format that allows for quick decision-making.
Hazardous substances and mixtures require close attention in operational practice and are subject to numerous statutory regulations. In terms of efficiency, holistic management of hazardous substances is best suited to meet the complex requirements.
Planning plays a major role in manufacturing. Manufacturing and assembly are often divided into individual steps that have to be linked together in a multi-stage planning process. But good planning is not the same as fighting half the battle. After all, discrepancies can occur during production that influence the due dates, quality, or costs of the end product.