Planning & Scheduling

Trafimet S.p.A. is a leading international company in the production of welding torches. It was founded in Castegnero in 1974 to produce small mechanical parts dedicated especially to the sector of parts for welding torches.

In the 1980s, it expanded its range of products, manufacturing its first welding torches. In the 1990s, the company began to further expand its range of products, undertaking internationalization initiatives with the opening of commercial branches, assembly units, and after-sales assistance.



To improve product quality, it was necessary to have a history of events and continuous monitoring of the causes of problems for targeted intervention in the aspects with the highest cost.



Analysing the flow of components in detail to create a production code allows the codes to be identified in order of time, determining the criticality of the creation of a production product and providing for preventive intervention.

Searching a definable report for a code or supplier as a function of the production plan yields all the material requirements of the article deadlines per period, grouped by supplier and day of the week established for delivery. The utility of the tool translates into economic advantages in managing a good part of purchase products with open orders.

The capacity to define the type of inbound material in the warehouse allows logistics activities to be planned as a function of time.

At the end of the scheduling operations, the sales office is automatically sent a report containing all the information related to the component delivery dates that have changed with respect to the customer’s requests, advances, deferrals, and partial deliveries.

Human resource management is not limited to simply detecting the presence of personnel, but also extends to the traceability of training and the definition of each worker’s professional profile (also revealed by the assignments each operator has had in the production departments over time). The collected data can be used to schedule manpower and the related automatic sorting in the company’s production areas.



TESAR installed its entire suite of solutions: a data-collection network consisting of industrial terminals directly connected to the production machines, supervised by motis1 and motis2 to plan and control production.

The integration with sicop modules for quality control has allowed the company to organize the entire quality system. Additional modules complete TESAR’s solution: management tools, searches for the presence of personnel.