Application Tips

  • Running PRO-PLAN over longer time periods (eg. Looking 48 hours ahead) will reduce the number of production rate changes. However, this is limited by the reliability of the mill.
  • Scheduling over longer time periods can be achieved by stepping ahead, one schedule period at a time.

  • Keep track of all the constraints, breakdowns, demand changes, etc. to build a history of operation which can be used to fine tune the system, eg. Calculating optimal levels.

  • PRO-PLAN should be run at least once per shift. A new solution is required whenever there is a significant change in demand or constraints.