Embrace the future of production planning with Andea: Your gateway to digital transformation through DELMIA solutions

The life sciences industry keeps evolving, and so do all of its manufacturing operations. Production planning and scheduling are no immune to the ongoing changes, and therefore all related processes have undergone significant transformations. These advancements are not just about keeping pace with technological evolution—they represent a fundamental shift towards smarter, more efficient, and highly integrated manufacturing processes. 

Thursday, June 27, 2024

At Andea, we are committed to empowering life sciences companies, including medical device manufacturers, with cutting-edge DELMIA solutions that streamline operations and drive superior results. Let’s explore how DELMIA Apriso and DELMIA Ortems can propel your manufacturing processes into the future that has already started.

Why production planning and scheduling systems matter

Production planning and scheduling systems have long been the backbone of efficient manufacturing operations. They serve as the crucial communication and coordination tools that break down silos within organizations, align departmental activities, and ensure that everyone is working towards the same goals. These systems help:


Coordinate production: Aligning all major activities required for product manufacturing.


Optimize resource utilization: Leveraging available resources to meet production goals.


Enhance customer service: Linking plans directly to demand forecasts to ensure customer satisfaction.


Manage costs: Minimizing inventory levels and optimizing procurement and supply chain activities.

However, many manufacturers fail to capitalize on these systems, often relying on outdated methods like spreadsheets, which are prone to human errors and lack the collaborative and dynamic capabilities needed for modern manufacturing.

Why digital transformation is a step in the right direction

Increasing availability of advanced technologies, such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) systems like DELMIA Apriso MOM, and sophisticated planning software, marks a new era in manufacturing. These technologies provide unparalleled visibility into plant operations and enable real-time data integration, leading to:


Enhanced visibility: Sensors and smart devices track and monitor every aspect of manufacturing, from shop-floor activity to inventory movement and equipment performance.


Dynamic response: Advanced planning systems quickly adapt to changes, optimizing schedules and resource utilization based on real-time data.


Simulation and optimization: Simulation-based systems enable manufacturers to model different scenarios, evaluate outcomes, and make informed decisions that boost productivity and efficiency.

Why overcoming traditional ERP limitations is so important

Traditional Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, while essential for managing customer orders, finance, and accounting, are not fully integrated into the digital manufacturing ecosystem. They operate on fixed assumptions and do not provide the dynamic, real-time capabilities necessary for the life sciences manufacturing of today.

Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software, like DELMIA Ortems APS, on the other hand, represents a paradigm shift by planning capacity and material simultaneously. This approach balances multiple factors such as resource availability, costs, and customer service expectations, leading to:


Realistic planning: Developing feasible plans that reflect actual plant conditions.


Optimized scheduling: Using finite capacity approaches to ensure efficient scheduling and resource utilization.


Strategic decision-making: Enabling “what-if” analysis and scenario planning to explore the impact of different decisions.

Why select Andea on your way toward digital transformation

At Andea, we understand the challenges and opportunities presented by digital transformation in the life sciences industry. Our consultants have years of experience in helping medical device companies on their digital journeys, backed by a proven track record of implementing DELMIA solutions.

As a reseller and integrator of DELMIA software, we can effectively support you as your enterprise navigates complex manufacturing operations, empowering your teams to improve production planning and scheduling processes to meet customer demand.

Why download the white paper

Download the full white paper for further insights and detailed strategies on how digital transformation can benefit your production planning and scheduling. Learn how Dassault Systèmes’ solutions, like DELMIA Apriso MES and DELMIA Ortems APS, can enable you to capitalize on digital advancements to streamline your manufacturing operations.

Check out our extensive case study to read how Andea and one of the medical device industry leaders CoorsTek partnered to implement DELMIA Apriso MOM when CoorsTek’s previous maintenance solution could no longer keep up with the demand. Browse our website for more information on how Dassault Systèmes DELMIA solutions can help you stay at the forefront of digital transformation