What is JIT Nesting?

Optimation’s exclusive JIT (Just-in-Time) Nesting gives manufacturers the power to respond to change in one machine cycle.  Whether design revisions, reworked parts, order changes, or the inevitable rush order, change is constant.  Now with JIT Nesting, it doesn’t have to be disruptive.

The principle behind JIT Nesting is to make one nest at a time, just in time for the next machine cycle.  Because Optimation can produce a nest in far less time than it takes to produce the parts, the software can check the open order “bucket” within the MRP system, reconcile any new orders with libraried and programmed parts and the latest revisions; calculate the optimal nest and program the tool path before the operator is ready.

The “chaos” within new, hot parts and orders is absorbed back into the normal order flow and addressed with the next nesting process.

No Routine Programming

Because the nests are automatically created based on current order demand and part designs, there is simply no need for a dedicated programmer to handle routine nesting.  The machine operator can cue the system and generate a new nest when it is needed.

The programmer, otherwise dedicated to this operation, is freed to handle exceptions, manage the process, look for further improvements and coordinate activities among different upstream and downstream operations.

No Tail Off

With batch nesting, the batch inevitably runs out of parts as the orders are depleted and the final nests are naturally less efficient opening the opportunity for needless waste.  With JIT Nesting, the orders are always replenished based on current and updated demand and tail off is reduced or eliminated.

Want to learn more?  Contact Optimation for more information on this advanced nesting strategy.

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