Rheinmetall Denel Munition partners with nCoded Solutions to further improve planning, scheduling capabilities
Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has appointed nCoded Solutions as the preferred supplier to implement an APS solution, which will enable them to manage their planning process seamlessly, while factoring in complex manufacturing processes.
As part of the appointment process, RDM carried out an assessment that looked at how a solution of this nature would be rolled out. At the back of its mind, RDM understood the complexities that come with implementations of this nature, especially if they are done at scale.
RDM's requirements included an APS solution that:
* Enables the planning department to schedule the sequential manufacturing operations while considering additional constraints such as labour, tooling and material order lead times;
* Provides the planning department with the daily schedules using RDM's ERP information;
* Runs different scenarios while making some trade-offs or changing priorities by aligning the plan according to production capacity; and
* Features software that can interact with other existing business IT systems without any difficulty.
The key was to evaluate all implementation techniques from the many APS solutions suppliers, with a view to selecting a supplier that could provide a clear roadmap of what the implementation would look like.
nCoded Solutions was able to provide an APS solution with a plan and schedule that is feasible, flexible and dynamic.
As a trusted production and supply chain planning consultancy, nCoded Solutions deploys world-leading systems and software to optimise production and supply chain planning processes for its clients.
It offers a series of avant-garde solutions that are underpinned by over 20 years of experience in supply chain planning, execution and analysis. This helps nCoded identify its customer requirements and needs when having to make decisions on which service to provide.
Who is RDM?
Rheinmetall Denel Munition was established on 1 September 2008 when the Denel divisions comprising Somchem (Somerset West and Wellington sites), Swartklip, Boksburg and Naschem became part of the Rheinmetall Defence Group. The company became known as Rheinmetall Denel Munition, with Rheinmetall Defence being the majority shareholder, while Denel holds 49% of the shares.