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Follow a tool's route through the production

Hjerno Tool Factory employs many competent brains which jointly carry our tool production to a new level.

However, when it comes to production management, only one brain controls it all – and it is an artificial one. Thus, we have put production planning into the hands of an OrderFlow-system, developed especially to Hjerno's needs, and which is in grand control of the between 8,000 and 10,000 tool parts of the production at any time.

“For every incoming order, the computer behind the OrderFlow system performs millions of calculations. There is a huge motor behind it, but it is also necessary to keep the overview and get the various pieces correctly and timely through the production,” Kris Agergaard, Hjerno’s Business Strategy Specialist, explains.

Would go dead without data

The below ‘order tree’, generated on the basis of the OrderFlow system, emphasizes the complexity of Hjerno’s production.

The ‘tree’ shows how many processes it takes from an order enters the production (at the bottom of the figure) and until the finished tool leaves the factory again at the top of the tree. Each shoot on the branches is an independent processing process somewhere in Hjerno’s production.

“It is a very good example of how a production company can use data and algorithms”. And at the same time, it emphasizes that without data we would go dead – because no human brain would be able to have an overview over so complex a production.”

Expanded with advanced algorithm

So far, the OrderFlow-system has been a great benefit to Hjerno's production, where it helps to increase the overview, increase efficiency and ensure faster lead time.

Most recently, the system has been expanded by a very advanced algorithm which ensures intelligent capacity management. You can learn more about it here.