User Reports Work Planning

Achieve precise planning times

Schlatter Detuschland GmbH & Co. KG

Schlatter Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG manufactures weaving machines producing fabrics that are used in the fastest paper machines in the world. The industrial enterprise has replaced its well-tried tables and loose-leaf booklets with an IT-planning tool, in order to calculate planning times for the assembly of mechanical machine components with high precision. The software reduced the company’s planning times significantly.

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Quicker work plan preparation due to exact planning figures

Goldhofer AG

Rule-based software systems allow for the determination of planning times closely related to production. A bidirectional coupling to the ERP-System additionally optimizes all processes. A provider for heavy load transport systems has implemented a respective planning- and calculation system into its infrastructure.

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Planning security becomes indispensable

Lehmann Metalltechnik GmbH

Owing to increasing competition, the demand for quick and exact planning times for the preparation of quotation offers, work schedules as well as the termination of production cycles is rising. Therefore, Lehmann Metalltechnik GmbH decided for the planning- and calculation system HSplan.

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Transparency in planning

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

HSplan scores with ready-made action modules for turning, milling, eroding, grinding and welding technologies as well as a full integration into SAP. Rohde & Schwarz, a tool manufacturer situated in Teisnach, is one of the first companies to use it at their manufacturing plant.

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Exact planning time determination in piston compressor manufacture

Burckhardt Compression AG

In order to make optimal use of a machine park for the complete assembly of piston compressors, both, planning security and transparency are needed in work preparation. Thus, a Swiss manufacturer is looking for a calculation- and planning instrument, that implements the already existent SAP-pogram.

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Efficient Target Time Determination for Standard- and Custom-Built Production

NILES-SIMMONS Industrieanlagen GmbH

The tool machine manufacturer NILES-SIMMONS Industrieanlagen in Chemnitz annually prepares around 5000 work plans for part production and around 1000 for the assembly. Thus, the work preparation department puts special emphasis on the quick and exact determination of target times, especialy for customer-specific individual production. An additional goal is to minimize the effort of work planning at the same time. The manufacturer decided to make specific use of the software solutions HSplan and HSmont with pre-configured process modules. It allows planners to implement technology data independently and to develop modules for new processing methods or to optimize the connection to other IT-processes.

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Proven Features

Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

The work of electronics planners of Airbus Defence and Space have set a goal to use a uniform calculation to get exact target times and create their work plans. It was obvious to orient themselves towards work preparing for the machining area in the home. For this, the calculation and work planning system HSplan comes with complete integration into the SAP system, since 2005, with positive results. It was found that these adaptive software solutions with several proconfigured process modules were well proven for the other manufacturing and assembly oriented division. Ultimately, the decision was made to use these planning tools in other trades, because they allow planners to independently incorporate technology data and develop building blocks for new processing methods.

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Guaranteed planning reliability

Kasto Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG

KASTO decided to implement the software solution HSplan/IS-SAP from HSi GmbH with pre-configured process modules for fast and exact IT-based calculation of target times on the basis of standardised times. An essential requirement was the capabiltiy of integrating the planning software in the existing SAP systems.

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Chinese is no hindrance

Krones AG

Calculation – In search of a planning and costing software that fits seamlessly in the SAP-related infrastructure, Krones AG discovered HSplan from HSi. The company can now plan production using realistic times – and with minimum effort.

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Reliable target times for production planners


KHS, a manufacturer of filling and packaging systems, is successively expanding its production planning with IT-based planning tools. The goal is to enable production planners to generate exact plans for mechanical production and assembly that provide traceable and reproducible results.


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Calculated modification

Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH

It is not always necessary to re-invent the wheel. That is why Liebherr-Aerospace in Lindenberg sought a solution to create greater efficiency and transparency concerning modifications of series components for aircraft landing gears. The supplier decided to supplement the ERP system with the planning tool HSplan from HSi. The tool plays a key role with respect to the change process for production planning, since it not only takes aspects of design feasibility and quality assurance into account, but also keeps track of the resulting costs.

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User Reports Offer Calculation

Old-style calculation has served its time

Georg Maschinentechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Quick and exact calculation is becoming increasingly important – especially when it comes to new parts. Up to now, customers had to rely on empirical values derived from experience when preparing quotations for complex assembly groups. By using the rule-oriented HSi-Technologiebasis®, they now have the opportunity to calculate offers in a “production-related” manner.

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Constantly exact planning times

Tisora Sondermaschinen GmbH

In order to counteract dumping prices, Tisora GmbH focuses on exact quotation costing. In the future, HSplan shall be used to map the current manufacturing situation, leading to optimized quotations.

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Quick assessment of outsourced manufacturing orders

Sauter Feinmechanik GmbH

While investigating on reliable solutions for calculation and assessment of external processing of manufacturing orders, Sauter Feinmechanik GmbH came upon the software applictaion HSkalk/TK. This solution allows for an end-to-end calculation of single parts as well as groups of components considering variations in technology as well as country specific and business-related aspects. It enables the Purchase Department to assess external deliveries in a more efficient way. In an environment of global competition they do not feel obliged to automatically decide for the least expensive supplier but to commission those with full traceability offer a stronger, more reasonable basis for constructive negotiations with suppliers, resulting in win-win situations.

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Gain better estimates of external services

Brückner Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG

Does an exact calculation of production activities has to be reserved exclusively for manufacturers? How can cost components be broken down according to cost-breakdown? Which costs define the pricing and where do saving potentials lie? Purchasers and cost accountant at Brückner Maschinenbau already asked these questions years ago. In order to achieve the respective calculation- and planning security, the company uses the calculation system HSkalk/TK. It serves the purpose of calculating components and modules while taking into account technologically-/country-specific as well as economic variants.

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Calculation software improves planning reliability

Unimec Fabrikations AG

At the end of 2012 the Swiss Unimec Fabrikations AG installed the calculation and planning software HSkalk developed by the Erfurt-based company HSi, which made it possible to better manage both the increasing diversity of components and the prices.

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User Reports Order Management

Profitable contract manufacture requires realistic planning data

Kinkele GmbH & Co. KG

The determination of planning times, capacity planning, order scheduling, and calculation is difficult for contract manufacturers. A planning- and calculation tool with rule-based, customer-specific modules provides transparency and planning security.

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More planning security in the machine centre

Miele & Cie. KG

At the machine centre of Miele & Cie. KG in Gütersloh, planning security with regard to deadlines, capacities and costs are a key factor for the work preparation in order to achieve a high efficiency in manufacturing technology. The department acts as an internal service provider on the basis of capacity- and process data. The calculation via two adaptive planning solutions led to a production increase of up to 15 percent and improved adherence to schedules significantly.

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Higher efficiency in manufacturing

ADD Antriebstechnik Dittrich GmbH

Traceable planning as well as transparency in production is one of the key tasks of a manufacturing company. Therefore, ADD Antriebstechnik Dittrich GmbH usually faces high levels of customer demands regarding scheduling, flexibility and an optimized cost/performance ratio. They develop and put into practice innovative machinery from a single source with all respective parts being built in-house. In order to maintain competitiveness on a global market the company successfully uses the software package HSauftrag for effective job order planning, production control and accounting.

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Well-planned production

Mechanische Werkstatt Enke GmbH

An integrated IT solution creates the necessary transparency for a toll manufacturer with a broad order spectrum and a large machine park. The efficient preparation of quotation calculations and production plans, as well as an optimised order controlling process that includes scheduling that takes into account the available resources is achieved on the basis of a flexible IT platform. The result: lower costs, increased productivity and improved delivery reliability.

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User Reports Academic Cooperation

Fit for the industry

HTW Dresden

Germany is still experiencing a severe lack of specialists, especially engineers. Hence, future manufacture engineers are being prepared for an optimal start in their work life by study contents that focus on practice. Students of manufacturing technology at the University of Applied Sciences in Dresden learn how to determine exact planning times and how to select production alternatives with regard to materials, tools and machines. Therefore, IT-based calculation for single parts and assembly groups are of great importance concerning intended cost savings and an increase of productivity. As a planning- and calculation software tested in the practical field, HSplan is a useful instrument used at university.

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Estimate planning times realistically

Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau

Employees responsible for the preparation of work schedules and single part calculations or assembly groups rely on experienced values and estimations. However, modern, pre-configured and rule-based software systems enable them to calculate close to production – especially with regard to unique specimen. By including these innovative systems into university curricula - especially in the CAP-training for future engineers and industrial engineers - students are provided with a piece of “practical reality” on their way. They are explained the coherences between the design of a product, its various production parameters and the respective planning times.

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A link between theory and practice

Technische Hochschule Wildau [FH]

Companies have a strong interest in academies to provide their graduates with the current state of qualifications for their career entry. Since 2005, the accounting and work planning system HSplan has been utilized for the training of students at the Universtiy of Applied Sciences Wildau in Brandenburg. This software facilitates the creation of working plans with a precise, fast and explicitly documented determination of target times. For more than 145 years, it proved its value in the work planning of manufacturing companies of any size aiming at precise planning and short processing times. Further, the application meets the academy's methodical and educational requirements.

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Planning tool gives students transparency when producing work plans

Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz

A degree in mechanical engineering is at the present time an investment for the future. It brings the budding engineers great advantages if they are already in contact with industrial practice as part of their university education. It proved itself at the college Zittau/Görlitz, in the course of production technology by integrating an industry-proven software for process planning and for evaluation of construction contracts. The HSi planning and calculation programs HSplan and HSkalk offer students simple solutions. They will receive information about the effects and interrelationships of the relevant parameters such as construction part geometry, materials, processing methods, tools and quantities. The determination of production times and costs will be transparent.

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TU Bergakademie Freiberg integrates HSplan in its curriculum

TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Quick, cost-efficient and needs-based production is the core business of industrial manufacturing. In order to achieve effective results, the use of IT-based work planning is indispensable. Consquently, preparation of working plans plays a major role in engineering studies. In this way, students gain an insight into interdependencies and effects of adjusted parameters on the manufacturing process. They traceably understand the influence of tool machines, processing methods, tools and cutting values.

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