Waltham, MA (PRWEB) July 15, 2010
Plataine, a leading provider of production optimization software solutions, announces the availability of its FabricOptimizer software for composite parts manufacturers.
FabricOptimizer is part of Plataine’s Total Production Optimization (TPO) product suite that offers composite parts manufacturers an integrated solution for dynamic nesting, optimized material-selection and cut-planning.
Seamlessly integrated to the manufacturer's ERP/MRP and CAD systems, TPO creates ready-to-cut production plans by optimally selecting the composite fabric rolls to use, and generating the optimal nests for each roll.
TPO achieves this by matching the orders’ due dates and product quantities with actual inventory data (such as material expiration date, width & length). TPO also considers the full order plan for additional optimization opportunities.
“One of TPO’s unique advantages”, says Avner Ben-Bassat, President of Plataine, “is its ability to optimize all aspects of the production plan, the given order-mix and available resources, while considering the manufacturer’s business rules and production constraints. By taking a holistic view of process optimization,” Ben-Bassat adds, “TPO allows manufacturers to improve both their top and bottom lines and become more competitive in the marketplace.”
In addition to optimizing daily operations, TPO now enables manufacturers to use FabricOptimizer as a cost estimation tool for bids and RFQs. Using TPO’s proprietary algorithms, this tool recommends the optimal mix of parts to nest, quantities and materials to use, and offers a more accurate and competitive price quote compared with current practices.
TPO Software is offered as a Service (SaaS) - a fundamentally faster, less risky and more cost-effective alternative to ‘traditional’ (on premises) software installations. The SaaS model offers minimal upfront costs, faster time to value and ongoing payments that are closely coupled with the value received.
TPO supports multiple import and export formats, including: CATIA, DXF, HPGL, NC Cut, Gerber, Lectra (PLX, MDL) and many more.
Plataine’s production optimization solutions enable manufacturers of composites, metal, textile, and wood products to be more competitive by increasing material utilization, improving productivity, and shortening manufacturing cycles to ensure on-time delivery of products to customers. Plataine’s solutions are used by hundreds of manufacturers worldwide, including Bassett Furniture, Century Furniture, Drexel Heritage, Ethan Allen, Flexsteel, Ford, General Motors, The Gap, Nike, and Wrangler.
For more information about Plataine or to contact your local Plataine office please visit: http://www.plataine.com.