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SCOPE® I

SCOPE I coil optimization and planning software determines optimal master coil sizes

Determines optimal master coil sizes

  • SCOPE I material optimization software is designed for companies that purchase master coils to produce part blanks or slit coils. The software is used in the planning process to determine optimal master coil sizes (widths).

  • SCOPE I analyzes forecasted production requirements, manufacturing constraints, and material and manufacturing costs. It determines the best master coil sizes that minimize scrap loss and manufacturing costs. Reports indicate the total weight required for each coil size, as well as the trade-offs between scrap loss and the number of different coil sizes.

  • SCOPE I allows companies to quickly and easily make sound decisions regarding the purchase and use of master coils. The software’s ability to perform sensitivity or "what if" studies can also help evaluate new equipment purchases, and changes in manufacturing or material costs.

The sections below provide more information about the SCOPE I material optimization software. From the Downloads page you can also view a demo video (in Flash format) or download a software brochure (in PDF format).


Features
  • Determines optimal master coil sizes
  • Shows trade-off between scrap loss and number of master coil sizes
  • Displays solution results on-screen
  • Operates in the popular Microsoft Windows environment
  • Imports data easily
Benefits
  • Reduces scrap loss and improves material yield
  • Reduces number of master coil sizes
  • Minimizes planning time for determining optimal master coil sizes
  • Reduces master coil inventory and carrying costs
  • Makes your company more competitive
  • Typical ROI of 1-4 months

SCOPE I - It's like having an optimization expert at your side
SCOPE I material optimization software is designed for companies that purchase master coils to produce part blanks or slit coils. The software is used in the planning process to determine optimal master coil sizes (widths).

SCOPE I analyzes forecasted production requirements, manufacturing constraints, and material and manufacturing costs. It determines the best master coil sizes that minimize scrap loss and manufacturing costs. Reports indicate the total weight required for each coil size, as well as the trade-offs between scrap loss and the number of different coil sizes.

SCOPE I allows companies to quickly and easily make sound decisions regarding the purchase and use of master coils. The software’s ability to perform sensitivity or "what if" studies can also help evaluate new equipment purchases, and changes in manufacturing or material costs.


An optimization study is easy to perform
The user starts a SCOPE I optimization study by providing parts and/or slit coils, and constraint information for the material type to be optimized. The part information may be quickly and easily entered in spreadsheet-like Parts Window. Part information may also be imported from other systems.

Once the part data is ready, the user starts the first stage of the optimization routine by simply clicking the Stage-1 button. The software automatically determines the optimal master coil sizes -- typically within 5 to 10 minutes.

When the stage-1 optimization routine completes, the Master Coils Window is displayed. The user can continue with the optimal master coil sizes, or other sizes may be directly entered to facilitate "what-if" studies.

The second stage of the optimization routine is then started by clicking the Stage-2 button. The software optimally assigns the parts to the coil sizes.

When the stage-2 optimization routine completes, the Print Results Window is displayed. The user can then view or print a report which shows total cost and scrap loss for different numbers of master coil sizes. Once the number of master coil sizes to be used is selected, the user can view or print reports containing information for planning and production.


Long Term Investment
SCOPE I will pay for itself in 1 to 4 months. In all succeeding months and years, the savings will be greater, since the software was paid-in-full the first year. Because operating and material costs tend to increase over time, savings will increase also.

Since the software will be used as long as your company purchases master coils, funds spent on SCOPE I are a long term investment — just like cut-to-length and slitting lines.


Reduces Scrap and Number of Coil Sizes
SCOPE I’s powerful optimization routines can consider all of the possible master coil sizes that can be used— a lot more than could be considered manually. This means the optimal coil sizes are found, thus reducing scrap loss and the number of different coil sizes.

By using computers and specialized optimization algorithms, the extremely time-consuming process of manually selecting coil sizes is dramatically reduced.


General Information

  • Operates in the popular Microsoft Windows environment
  • A typical optimization study completes within 5 to 10 minutes
  • Each software license includes installation disks, printed user's manual, and technical support with software updates for an initial time period
  • On-site Installation and Training is available.
  • Ongoing Technical Support is available
  • Ongoing Software Updates is available

Quick to Evaluate and Easy to Implement
SCOPE I material optimization software can be quickly evaluated and justified by taking advantage of our sample optimization case study offer.

We will provide you with the results of an actual SCOPE I optimization study — using a sample set of your own data. The reports will help you understand how to utilize the optimization results within your operation. The case study will quickly convey the savings potential, and help justify the software purchase.

After one day of initial training, the user(s) will be able to run the software effectively and independently.

Since you won’t have to change your existing computer systems or business procedures, the implementation will be smooth and easy.


Want to Learn More?
For more information about our optimization software products or consulting services, call 724-325-2900 x4, or contact us today.


  • Reduces scrap loss and improves material yield
  • Reduces number of master coil sizes
  • Minimizes planning time for determining optimal master coil sizes
  • Reduces master coil inventory and carrying costs
SCOPE I Brochure

Want more information about our material optimization software?

Contact our Sales Team, or call 724-325-2900 x4

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