Cast Planning

When producing casting molds, there are requirements for optimal cast planning. When there are mold orders, whether the order is from one or multiple customers, it is essential to select the most optimal combination of casts in order to reduce over production and byproducts, while simultaneously considering the delivery dates.

The main task of the cast planning is to optimally assign the sequence of and the combination of molds (see picture below). The challenge is to generate a production plan that satisfies all customer orders and exploits the capacity of the resources (foundry, furnace, cast, smelt, etc.) in the most optimal way.

One cast consists of a few sections and the planner knows how much is needed to create the molds. To generate an optimal production plan, the software tool can use a linear optimization algorithm.

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