Mendix, optimize my plant - part manufacturers edition

Category: Solutions
Subcategory: Industry Solutions


Now more than ever plant managers and shop-floor leaders are under constant pressure to meet customer delivery dates and optimize costs while reacting to unforeseen events without visibility into how their decisions will impact the schedule and KPIs. Shop-floors constantly changing, product mix higher than ever before and mass customization require a constant restructuring of manufacturing operations. This often results in the business incurring lost time, quality issues and impact on reputation due to missed on-time-deliveries. Our goal with this solution is to put the power of digital twin into the hands of the plant managers and shop-floor leaders to enable them to predict and optimize with confidence their production performance in their day-to-day operations. We offer this by simplifying the creation of the digital twin of the factory and making it easy to leverage it on the shop-floor.


Typical usage scenario

  • Plant manager has a new production plan to execute and wants to evaluate if we can meet the on time delivery with the current resources and schedule and if needed  simulate multiple alternatives to make decisions that help meet customer commitment

  • A worker calls in sick  or an equipment fails and the  shop floor leader would like to evaluate the impact and simulate alternatives (additional shift/reschedule maintenance etc) to minimize impact

  • Shop floor leader wants visibility into how his decisions impact the CO2 consumption and make decisions that minimize the energy consumption

  • Shop floor leader would like to periodically view the current KPIs(ex - equipment efficiency, On time delivery) and evaluate different scenarios to optimize KPIs further 

Key features

  • Create, or Import (from excel) and manage data necessary for what if scenarios

for example – calendars, teams & workers, production plan & schedule, materials & bill of materials, factory structure, equipment and assets, process definitions, timeseries data and KPI’s

  • Visualize and view current KPIs
  • Evaluate multiple what if scenarios and compare impact on KPIs
  • Simulate scenarios with confidence using the power of plant simulation based digital twin without directly interacting with complex simulation software 
  • Adaptive solution application – Flexibility to adapt to your needs 



Version: 1.1.0
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Release Notes: Initial release
Version: 1.0.0
Framework Version: null
Release Notes: Initial release