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Former Member
Oct 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Mapping the PP process in Coatings industry


Dear all,

Please explain me step-by-step how Production Planning process can be mapped in a coatings industry. Basically the production process involves a paint batch with 3 main steps :

1.Charging - where about 5 ingredients are grinded/processed for about 10 hours approx

2. Stabilisation - wherein 2 or 3 basic ingredients are added to fine tune the viscosity parameters and also to check the fineness of the grinded material

3. Discharging - where the final 10 ingredients (approx) are added, mixed, application and viscosity tested and unloaded if the parameters are satisfactory

The next batch loaded in the same machine may be same material or another colored material which follows a similar process

I want to know which of the PP-process viz, PP-PI or Discrete , is suitable for this scenario.

If PP-PI can be applied, I need the step-by-step master data to be maintained and also the end-to-end transaction and also the details in those transactions also till the final finished material is brought to unrestricted stock.