The update of the production planning system (PPS) INFRA which was originally scheduled for the summer break can now take place earlier due to the operating pause having been caused by Corona. The current situation turned out to be an unexpected blessing in disguise in this case.
In cooperation with specialists of the companies iNES GmbH from Calw and MAIT Germany GmbH from Rottweil selected employees of Klöcker are currently working under strict hygiene regulations during the operating pause to implement the demanding PPS both on operational and application software basis and in view of the necessary hardware update as well.
It is considered to start with a parallel running of the old and new system at a date to be scheduled first.
Following this step the separate modules focussing on materials management, production and master data administration, purchasing and sales, production control, statistics, calculation as well as file and drawing management will be introduced in the relevant divisions consequently. The management of Klöcker fully knows that all employees are strongly demanded with the implementation of the new operational structure while being aware of the performance and capability of their staff.
With the successful implementation of the new system Klöcker is expecting a considerable productivity increase going along with a reduction of the unit labour costs at the same time.