Dynamic Scheduling Software – PrintFlow ®
Print scheduling software and resource optimization solution, eProductivity Software PrintFlow® increases visibility to help you shift from reactive to proactive production management and handle more jobs with your existing equipment. When combined with real-time shop floor data collection solution, you will benefit from a true “closed loop” system. As one of ePS’ industry-enabling applications, PrintFlow can help you:
- Automatically create optimal production sequences for every job, task, and employee to maximize capacity and throughput based on available resources
- Empower schedulers to manage exceptions and downtime by modeling “what-if” scenarios that can identify and minimize potential impacts to production
- Identify and reduce costly inefficiencies through real-time schedule and job status updates
PrintFlow is phenomenal. You can see every piece of equipment in real time, and you can include rules that PrintFlow adds to its own logic to schedule jobs in a manner that will even save wash-ups.
Why would anyone want to be busy all day moving tasks manually, trying to prevent conflicts, trying to minimize setup, etc., when you could let PrintFlow do it for you with almost total automation? I was able to teach PrintFlow’s brain with the knowledge of our schedulers, managers, and production. There was nothing that I was not able to teach PrintFlow.
Print Scheduling Software Designed for the Print Industry
Dynamic scheduling that displays real-time status of jobs and updates automatically based on new jobs arriving or production changes with powerful drag-and-drop scheduler overrides and conflict alerts
Smart, automated production planning using the best manufacturing path to increase production efficiency and capacity and improve on-time delivery
Using a holistic “global” optimization approach rather than the traditional machine, department, or work center view, PrintFlow understands constraints and optimizes production to meet your business needs across the organization
Leverage simple, powerful, and holistic production-based Gantt chart dependency views and machine, department, and shift views, plus “what-if” scenarios that let you evaluate the business impact of proposed schedule changes
What is PrintFlow?
PrintFlow 4D® print scheduling software offers savings by optimizing the interaction of all plant activities with real-time calculations, unique “what-if” capabilities, and an enterprise-wide scope. It facilitates an integrated, automated system to increase throughput, minimize costs, and boost profitability.
Leveraging smart software and using complex algorithms PrintFlow allows you to dynamically synchronize and analyze every step of the manufacturing process. By intelligently optimizing job sequencing and synchronizing production as it considers the thousands of constraints that affect every step of every job, PrintFlow’s holistic, rules-based approach to scheduling allows you to handle more work in the most profitable way possible.
PrintFlow print scheduling software provides real-time visibility into your organization. It allows you to schedule locally at a plant or across multiple sites at the plant, department, or team level for a complete enterprise view. It can also automatically feed the most critical business tasks to Auto-Count 4D (AC4D) and be fed live DMI data for an unprecedented and unparalleled level of accuracy, efficiency, and synchronization within your production operations.
PrintFlow’s product capabilities
PrintFlow 4D allows you to manage bottlenecks and control jobs. Identify weak links and see how much of an impact they actually have on your schedule.
Compare what-if scenarios to see which jobs and customers are affected. Evaluate which jobs become late because of a rush job and which jobs ship on time with overtime at a certain the work center.
PrintFlow 4D includes a powerful, user-customizable Capacity Utilization tool that allows you to look at utilization at the cost center, department, plant and company levels, and across time periods. Views include idle time, run time, overtime and more.
Improve your entire workflow
Advanced integration with your MIS/ERP software helps develop your entire workflow. Share job specifications and job status and attack the inefficiencies that undermine your investment in people and equipment.
How does PrintFlow print scheduling software work?
Advanced integration with your eProductivity Software Management Information System (MIS)/Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software helps improve your entire workflow. Share job specifications and job status and attack the inefficiencies that undermine your investment in people and equipment. PrintFlow’s automated, integrated approach eliminates the need for re-keying and delivers more accurate data in real time.
Reduced time spent on internal communication by 50%