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Plataine Launches FabricOptimizer for Composites

  • Friday, 16th July 2010
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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. 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 date and product quantities with actual fabric rolls inventory (such as material expiration date, width & length). TPO also considers the full order plan for additional optimization opportunities.

“One of TPO’s greatest advantages”, says Avner Ben-Bassat, President of Plataine, “is its unique 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 pptimization,” Ben-Bassat adds, “TPO allows manufactures 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. 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) as opposed to on premises software installation.

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