TRIM SUITE - Trim Optimization

T.CON’s new TRIM SUITE is a full-scale optimization application for the creation of patterns and cutting plans for goods in the form of reels and sheets.


The more global competition, the more the need for potentials to save money - T.CON will help find ways to save time and money. With T.CON’s Trim Optimization you will reduce trim loss and waste. Companies in the mill industry are all struggling with the same problem: Manual planning of cutting plans is time-consuming and does not always provide the optimum solution. T.CON’s TRIM SUITE creates and compares results within seconds, it is easy to handle and can maximize savings by defining costs for material loss, knife changes, storage or yield. Manual planning is time-consuming and employees are busy for hours to optimize one single cutting plan. And at the end there is still high trim loss and waste.

What is the solution? TRIM SUITE creates and compares different results for patterns and cutting plans within a few minutes. The full-scale optimization application suggests optional knife changes so that setup times can be reduced.

After you completed your data the files will be sent directly to you.

Advantages

  • True optimization by automatically creating patterns and cutting plans (LP=Linear Programming, robust solver)
  • Optimally combine orders
  • Easy to learn with innovative user interface
  • Visually appealing and clear graphical user interface

Benefits

  • Reduce trim loss/waste with the help of trim optimization
  • Minimize setup times by assigning penalty costs for knife changes
  • Produce the optimum quantity to serve your customers
  • Reduce stock through optimized consumption of existing stock and planned receipts
  • Avoid errors by integrating checks on order attributes and technical restrictions of your resources

Functions/Features

  • Integration in T.CON's Planning Cockpit
  • Integration in PP/DS (APO) heuristics
  • Integration in PP/DS detailed planning board
  • Integration in MES CAT: automatically creates new cutting plans during running production if needed
  • Display patterns and cutting plans through combination of orders in SAP standard
  • Optional and binary optional planning of orders (stock supplement, future orders)
  • Single stage for reel and sheet (simplex, multiplex)
  • Multiple stage optimization
  • Existing stock and planned receipts are considered
  • Quality Trim: takes defects of existing stock into account automatically during optimization
  • Automatically create sets of solutions, in dialogue or background
  • Create and compare multiple solutions by variations of penalty costs or technical restrictions

Software Demo

How TRIM SUITE works


Companies in the reel and sheet industry frequently use a Trim Optimization function in order to bring semi-finished goods manufactured in large production batches to the final size required by their customers. T.CON’s solution has been developed to easily create cutting plans for companies producing, processing and selling products on reels, coils or sheets made from different materials. T.CON’s consultant Mr. Brad Robb is one of our experts for TRIM SUITE and would be pleased to provide you with more information.

REFERENCES

Some Success Stories


Steinbeis Papier GmbH

Steinbeis Papier is one of the leading manufacturers in the paper recycling industry in Europe. For many years, they have been using SAP ERP and SAP APO for their supply chain. In 2015, T.CON’s TRIM SUITE was integrated and replaced the outdated solutions for trim optimization and an external MES system.

In 2015, T.CON’s TRIM SUITE was integrated and replaced the outdated solutions for trim optimization and an external MES system. TRIM SUITE is integrated as useful heuristics in the APO Detailed Scheduling. Cutting plans are seamlessly sent to the MES CAT system for starting production. Without any external interfaces, the full order-to-cash process can be done with standard applications by SAP and T.CON, based on 100 percent SAP technology.

 

 

 

delfortgroup AG

Delfortgroup is the world leader in design, development, manufacturing and promotion of thinner, more sustainable and tailor-made speciality papers for the tobacco industry, pharmaceutical and food industry. Delfortgroup AG is based in Traun (Austria). They also produce thin print paper for package information leaflets, religious literature and catalogues as well as label base paper and electrical insulation paper. With over 2,000 employees all over the world, delfortgroup has six production mills in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Finland and Vietnam with five subsidiaries in Germany, France, Great Britain, the USA and China.

Delfortgroup expanded its business in 2016: Mundet with operations in the USA and Mexico as well as delfortgroup printing services Inc. belong to delfortgroup now. TRIM SUITE was implemented in their site in the Czech Republic in October 2016. Product planning is made in a customized block planning in SAP ERP. Seamless integration of Trim Connector in ERP and planning processes so that best results can be achieved. Entire blocks of orders with up to 80 orders in one cutting plan are daily business. Cutting plans are seamlessly sent to the MES CAT system for starting production.

 

 

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[Translate to English:] Ansprechpartner Marcus Rasch | T.CON

Marcus Rasch

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marcus.rasch@team-con.de

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