Production planning in the process industry follows decidedly process-oriented parameters, and is correspondingly challenging. In addition to clear process and product-related factors, market-driven aspects are increasingly playing an important role in optimising the scheduling process. The following points represent a lasting effect on the success of the scheduling procedure:
In terms of tank capacities, a distinction is made between single-product tanks, multi-product tanks (if several products can be stored in succession, these are referred to as multi-product or alternating tanks) and mixing tanks. The more varied the use of tanks, the more complex is their planning.
The solution is fully integrated into SAP ERP / SAP S/4HANA and uses only master data and transaction data of SAP ERP and SAP S/4HANA. The use of the solution does not require separate hardware.