To save energy, optimize stock and enhance equipment performance, plant and production managers must be able to respond with agility to correctly adjust production, against constantly varying constraints.
ABB Ability™ Knowledge Manager
's Cement Production Scheduler application helps managers to easily adapt to changing goals and operational constraints. It takes into accounts variables like restrictions in material transport and storage, planned and unexpected maintenance activities, complex energy tariff schemes and equipment power start-up curves.
Cement Production Scheduler significantly in-creases the efficiency of cement plant management. Ready-made scenarios enable production teams to assess “what if” situations and the consequences, before deciding on appropriate actions. Managers can create and save scenarios that can be readily implemented should a deviation occur that impacts on the planned task. Saved scenarios can be compared at any time based on their impact on operational situations such as forecasting inventories or energy costs. Production planners can choose which scenario is officially published, leading to it automatically converting into a list of actions for the operators.