The Chemical industry makes up a large portion of the Process Manufacturing sector. On average, the Chemical industry generates 1 to 2 trillion U.S. dollars of revenue worldwide every year. Chemical materials are manufactured leveraging a combination of Continuous and Batch processes, in which raw materials are transformed into final products via the proper execution of a specific set of operations defined in a recipe. Chemicals have a wide range of applications in many industries, including Agriculture, Manufacturing, Construction, Service industries, and many others.
Leading Chemical Manufacturing corporations utilize the most cutting-edge technology to meet strategic goals. For these major market players, a high level of automation is typically present, utilizing a combination of SCADA and PCS/DCS systems with full connectivity to the ERP as well. Smaller players typically understand the benefit of full connectivity as well, but they are looking for leaner solutions to achieve the right level of control over their manufacturing process, specific requirements and needs.
Starting from planning and scheduling operations, sedApta can help in estimating the coverage of finished products and related stock levels, weekly production plan scheduling, raw materials and packaging purchase scheduling. This is achieved through the sedApta Suite and the support of experienced consultants capable of delivering supply chain solutions globally. The sedApta Suite can help in planning and scheduling the demand up to the batch level, collecting information from ERP systems, such as SAP, JD Edwards and Microsoft Dynamics.
The suite is a great tool to support scheduling engineers in finding the best execution sequence based on the actual constraint present on the shop floor.
Solutions based on the sedApta Suite have been successfully implemented for several customers in Chemical Industry. In particular, there are significant experiences in: