Food & consumer goods

Five problems of Food and Consumer goods industry

① Quality control … Efficient scheduling is required, because in-progress goods have expiry dates
② Due dates … As the production processes go farther from the material input phase, the in-progress goods become more diverged or complicated depending on their
packing types, and factories do not know whether they can accept urgent orders and delivery date changes.
③ Cost and Profits … Cost and profit per product should be visualized
④ Tank facilities … Efficient allocation plans, which take care of tank facilities’ complex
constraints as well as cleaning maintenance, are needed
⑤ Globalization … Close coordination with foreign factories is hardly maintained


One of the current important issues in the field of production industry is how to deal appropriately with external factors such as demand changes, and internal factors such as production leading time, yield rate, and break-downs, reducing inventories at the same time. The solution includes two points: visualization and reduction of lead time. “Visualization” and “reduction of lead time” are realized by installing a scheduler with finite capacity. Schedulers with finite capacity make production schedules as to reduce lead time, considering facilities and workload. Having Scheduling result, production progress, and future schedule accessible for anyone to see realizes “visualization”.

The fields of Asprova users

Fermented soybeans, detergent, flour, plastic bags, plastic food containers, plastic models, office goods, fishing reels, microwave dinners, wood processing, socks, cans, cosmetics, rubber stamps, ballpoint pens, shampoo, shopping bags, cardboard, home exterior products, drinking water, entranceways, underfloor storage units, fixture components, shoes, toy parts, necklaces, stockings, office furniture & fixtures, coffee beans. Labels, envelopes, stationery, candy, gummy, seasoning,
steel furniture, toner cartridge, curtains, food trays…

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Case Studies

Films – Fuji Film Computer Systems

Pharmaceutical products – Nippon Shikizai

Print – Gama Impresores