OMP provides groundbreaking planning solution for the wood veneer industry

OMP has extended its highly regarded supply chain planning solution to address the challenges faced by the wood veneer industry. OMP for Building Products is currently being implemented at Decospan, a specialist in wooden flooring, wall coverings and panels.

Serving a demanding and diversified market of private homeowners and business customers, Decospan works with more than 150 types of wood in a wide range of quality levels. To keep lead times short as customer expectations rise, the company holds significant inventories of raw materials and intermediate products. So they turned to OMP for a smart solution that would allow them to better plan their operations and optimize inventory levels.

OMP put in place its integrated solution for operational planning and scheduling, with the groundbreaking material allocation functionality. The comprehensive solution keeps track of the volumes and quality levels of all the available raw materials and intermediates, and allows supply chain planners to allocate stock items to customer orders while optimizing both cost and throughput. Decospan can now allocate or reallocate available stock dynamically, reuse below-spec batches, and reduce changeovers.

“The OMP Solution will make a huge difference for us,” says Tom Desmet, Operational Technology Director at Decospan. “We have been investing in a new production plant following Industry 4.0 principles to respond to and secure our double-digit growth. So we automated most of our operational, logistical, and business processes.”

This automation goes beyond implementing the OMP planning solution. In parallel, Decospan has also installed a new warehouse management system from IBS Dynaman, as well as Objective International’s manufacturing execution system and a Material Flow Control Solution from GL Automation.

“We chose OMP to manage our increasing planning complexity and optimize lead times to achieve even better on-time delivery and a comprehensive level of customer service. The new system also had to integrate seamlessly with the new IT systems and our existing MS Dynamics ERP solution.”

“At OMP, we’re committed to taking the supply chains of all the industries we work with to the next level,” says Wouter Blondeel, Senior Business Development Manager at OMP. “We’re very happy that we’ve been able to extend and enhance OMP for Building Products to meet the specific challenges of the wood veneer industry.”


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