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SCOPE® II

SCOPE II Coil optimization and planning software determines optimal slitting patterns for producing slit coils from master coils

Determines optimal slitting patterns for producing slit coils from master coils

  • SCOPE II material optimization software is designed for metal producers, service centers and manufacturers that produce slit coils from master coils. The software is used in the production scheduling process to quickly and easily determine cost efficient ways to slit daily coil requirements.

  • SCOPE II analyzes slit coil requirements, equipment constraints, material and production costs, and available master coil and restock inventory. It determines the best slitting patterns that minimize scrap loss and production costs. Optimization settings allow the user to balance between material utilization, production costs, and the number of setups.

  • Using SCOPE II minimizes planning time and production costs, as well as the time it takes to implement changes in production schedules or slit coil demands. Users can quickly evaluate different scenarios for producing slit coils before scheduling production.

The sections below provide more information about the SCOPE II 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 slitting patterns
  • Provides ability to control optimization results via user settings
  • Allows user to edit slitting patterns
  • Displays slitting patterns and solution results on-screen
  • Operates in the popular Microsoft Windows environment
  • Imports data easily
Benefits
  • Reduces scrap loss and restock
  • Improves material yield
  • Minimizes planning time for determining slitting patterns and selecting master coils
  • Reduces number of setups
  • Makes your company more competitive
  • Typical ROI of 1-4 months

SCOPE II - It's like having an optimization expert at your side
SCOPE II material optimization software is designed for metal producers, service centers and manufacturers that produce slit coils from master coils. The software is used in the production scheduling process to quickly and easily determine cost efficient ways to slit daily coil requirements.

SCOPE II analyzes slit coil requirements, equipment constraints, material and production costs, and available master coil and restock inventory. It determines the best slitting patterns that minimize scrap loss and production costs. Optimization settings allow the user to balance between material utilization, production costs, and the number of setups.

Using SCOPE II minimizes planning time and production costs, as well as the time it takes to implement changes in production schedules or slit coil demands. Users can quickly evaluate different scenarios for producing slit coils before scheduling production.


An optimization study is easy to perform
The user starts a SCOPE II optimization study by providing slit coil, constraint, and master coil information for the material to be optimized. The slit and master sheet information may be quickly and easily entered in the spreadsheet-like Slit Coils and Master Coils windows, respectively. Or, the information may be imported from other systems.

Once the slit coil and master coil data is ready, the user starts the optimization routine by simply clicking the Go button. The software first checks the data to insure a valid analysis will be performed. The software then automatically determines the slitting patterns -- typically within 5 to 10 minutes. While the software performs the calculations, the Optimization Status Window displays the progress and percentage complete.

When the optimization routine completes, the View Patterns Window is displayed. The slitting patterns are graphically displayed, along with solution statistics -- such as scrap, cost, slit coils produced and master coils used. The user can interactively edit the slitting patterns, and print reports containing information for scheduling and production orders.


Long Term Investment
SCOPE II 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 is in the slitting business, funds spent on SCOPE II are a long term investment — just like slitting lines.


Reduces Scrap Loss and Planning Time
SCOPE II’s powerful optimization routines can consider thousands of different slitting pattern combinations — a lot more than could be considered manually. This means lower scrap solutions are found.

By using computers and specialized optimization algorithms, the extremely time-consuming process of manually selecting coils and determining slitting patterns 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 II 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 II 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 overproduction and restock
  • Minimizes planning time for determining slitting patterns and selecting master coils
  • Reduces number of setups
SCOPE II Brochure

Want more information about our material optimization software?

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

Wolf Consulting, Inc. | 3875 Franklin Towne Court, Suite 110  | Murrysville, PA 15668
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