DELMIA Ortems, collaborative manufacturing planning and production scheduling software solutions

DELMIA 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.



The production schedule is made by Ortems in a completely optimized way, ensuring costumer delivery agility in 48 hours
Henri Cattaruzzi, Engineer responsable for Process Development - ACC
Le groupe Mecaplast a choisi Ortems pour standardiser et optimiser le processus de planification de la production dans ses 26 usines de fabrication d’équipements automobiles réparties dans 18 pays. À l’issue d’une première étape de définition et de validation du modèle de base dans l’un de nos sites espagnols, 15 usines sur trois continents ont déployé cet environnement avec succès en seulement 10 mois .

" link="" target="_self"]For Ulysse Nardin, true technical mastery implies perfecting its timepieces in the purest meaning of the term.  To guarantee excellence, the watchmaker designs and manufactures most of its movements in-house. It is one of the rare Haute Horlogerie watchmakers to produce its own balance springs and escapements.The factory is based in La Chaux-de-Fonds and unites 40 trades to produce the components and movements of its different collections.To manage the flow of its production of watch components, mainly the ébauches, gears and regulating organs, going from unit production to mass runs of several thousand items, the factory has selected the DELMIA Ortems Agile Manufacturing solution.Lucas Humair, Ulysse Nardin’s Industrial Director stated: “Ulysse Nardin has coupled the DELMIA  Ortems solution to its Solvaxis ERP and launched a Lean Manufacturing project. We can now o, reduce run times and balance the loads across the different shops while minimizing bottlenecks and in-process inventory.”   The DELMIA  Ortems solution was implemented and fine-tuned by and under the responsibility of Stefano Marzo, as Head of Movements Supply Chain in charge of defining the model best suited to the needs of the factory in cooperation with DELMIA Ortems specialists.“The different teams in Ulysse Nardin are completely satisfied by their daily use of the solution. It offers a detailed two-month view of the load while remaining flexible in case of need, taking into account the many trades and shops to manage and production contingencies,” Marzo added.  Here are the main gains provided by our software:
  • Financial gains:
    • Reduced scheduling team by 25%
    • Reduced in-process inventory
    • Just-in-time production
    • Reduced run times
  • Strategic gains:
    • Improved, more reliable Supply Chain service level
    • Anticipate and eliminate bottlenecks
  • Organizational gains :
    • Fine-level control of multiple trades and shops
    • Anticipate subcontractor information via precise communication of volumes and lead times
Stefano Marzo, Ulysse Nardin’s Head of Movements Supply Chain, concluded: “ DELMIA  Ortems is a tool that is indispensable to our organization. We plan to deploy it in other planning units of our departments, for example the movements assembly process”. 

Ulysse Nardin optimally controls just-in-time production

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

The observed benefits are first and foremost the enormous time savings of more than 80% in the time required to plan and schedule lines. We also managed to increase the size of runs and optimize our plant and equipment to reduce costs. And finally, our production is quite cyclical, doubling during the summer season, but we experienced a significant reduction in stock-outs during peak periods.

We have reduced our raw material & semi-finished product stocks. We have also improved our customer delays.


The Ortems solutions top up our SAP ERP. They enable us to increase our industrial performance and provide us high added value so we can make maximum use of the available capacity and forecast variations in load and available capacity. We are now more responsive in the face of fluctuations in demand and/or the schedule of raw material receptions. Ortems gives us a decision-support tool to justify capital expenditures and transfer manufacturing operations across facilities.


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%

« 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. ».

Ortems has enabled us to have a work orders graphic view, including various scenarios simulations and their comparisons in order to choose the best option to be embraced.
Fernando Olhabé, Fernando Olhabé, Production Process Leader and IT/SAP - Nexans