Ortems is the expert in collaborative manufacturing planning and production scheduling software solutions

The Ortems Agile Manufacturing range of advanced planning software successfully complements the traditional ERPMES, PLM and SCM management systems. They add the power of contraint-based finite-capacity resource optimization, and synchronization of production flows – from raw materials through finished products.



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The move to an automated Ortems solution –away from a “manual” Sage ERP X3 combined with MS Excel spreadsheets– has enabled quick and easy repositioning of work orders and delivered substantial efficiencies and time savings. We operate multi-customer packaging lines, and occasionally we took on additional orders without really forecasting the related load, which caused delays and customer dissatisfaction. Ortems provides us with a graphical and collaborative solution that lets all of our planning and sales administration teams work together and share an interactive schedule. Today we are in the burn-in phase for our MPS for the 27 packaging lines, and we are considering extending it to our production mixers.



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Ortems is really the reference for us. Everyone uses the planning software and shares the same view of progress in production and schedules. With Ortems, we meet our deadlines, especially if we run into technical problems as our businesses are quite complex. We are able to anticipate and provide reliable due dates, which our customers appreciate a lot.



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« Our priority is to ensure reliable on time delivery every time. In the automotive industry, the customer delivery is critical; our major constraint is inventory management, just in time delivery and deliveries on synchronous mode. That means that we should be able to deliver multiple parts of the same element in various colors with an immediate assembly planning in production. As the customer has no inventory we have no room for mistakes s. For example, on the Libercourt plant which manufactures the Toyota Yaris, we have 10 trucks per day leaving the plant with very precise time slot. ».

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With MS Excel, it used to take us 3 hours to do a single planning run that covered more than 400 SKUs. Now, we can do several planning runs in 1.5 hours only. We have also reduced our inventory by 15% by applying our standards using the Ortems tool. And there are other gains from production optimization, only sometimes more difficult to quantify, because we see them over the long term; for instance, the savings on operator-level labor cost and on changeovers.



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Laurent Cavard, CEO, Altho
Every day we download dynamic data from SAP (customer needs, inventory, Work Order), the planner thanks to Ortems readjusts the planning for the next 3 to 4 days to come, this allows us to have a real time visibility and to send the information updated back in SAP.Now, every planner will have more time and will focus on the organization and critical information with the same tool.Ortems, brings serenity to the work shop. We avoid now production disruptions as we are able to anticipate and react to them . These unpredicted events can have damaging economic consequences and jeopardize effective production planning”.

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"Ortems has been able to shadow our growth whilst maintaining a required  productivity. Quies has multiplied by 3 its work orders, products and references have doubled".

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Ortems gives us great visibility of the raw material inventories and lets us anticipate stock-outs. Consequently, we no longer need to wait for the production plan to be sent to SAP in order to react.

Antoine ROY, Forecast & Planning Leader, IT, Solvay
Thanks to Ortems we settle a very efficient central team and create a position of Supply Chain Manager. Now everyone is sharing a monthly Sales and Operational Plan and an optimized and reliable weekly Production Plan. We manage and pilot our plant, anticipate the load, smoothen the opening of our production lines which optimize the labor cost.

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Ortems is definitely the reference in terms of planning and scheduling that we use on our different sites. In certain cases, we were able to reduce our average cycle time by 3 and our ongoing stock by 23%



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ORTEMS’ performance is unique. Every day we use ORTEMS software to plan 300 machines, or 300 connected workstations that plan more than 20,000 tasks simultaneously.

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Günter Dahlen, Production Planning , Eupen Cable
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