On the road to Industry 4.0: advanced planning & finite capacity scheduling
To implement an advenced planning & finite capacity scheduling software
Florim Ceramiche SpA has been worldly recognised as a leader in ceramics industry for more than 50 years, thanks to its committment to research, innovation and social responsibility. Florim business style can be summarised in these three core principles: the MADE IN FLORIM style.
The company core business is the production of porcelain tiles
that offers surfaces for all requirements in architecture, interior design and building construction. 1300 employees, with a consolidated turnover of 330 million Euro and 24 milion sqm of ceramic material produced per year: these are outstanding FLORIM figures.
It is a widely shared opinion among researchers and professionals that the industry is approaching the threshold of a momentous turning-point, which could take the shape of a new industrial revolution (the fourth one), driven by the innermost integration of digital technology into industrial processes, changing processes and products.
Florim is playing a starring role in this futuristic scenario and thanks to continuous investment in research and technology, the company stands out in the international ceramic framework as far as innovation and manufacturing excellence are concerned.
In such scenario, the implementation of a new software, integrated to to ERP system SAP R/3, to support the Supply Chain Planning & Scheduling process is one of the key elements in Florim strategy.
The most relevant features of COMPASS10 implementation in Florim, are summarised below:
Surplus quantities are used to cover in advance forecast figures in future buckets of the plan.
Considering the years 2010-2014, Florim has been able to achieve remarkable results: