Basel, CH – June 2022

Planning with Cycle-Based Production

The Cycle-Based Production module for mapping process requirements in the area of animal production now includes additional planning functions that also allow cross-cycle planning over several preceding production stages, e.g. hatching egg > chicks > broiler chicken or weaned piglets > fattening piglets > fattening pigs. In addition, the requirements from subsequent processes (slaughter or disassembly planning) as well as additional quantities from planned inbounds or outbounds can be taken into account.


Planning is carried out using the following DPS standard processes. If required, these can be individually extended for additional requirements:


  • Facility Planning: Planning of production cycles for the respective producing units based on the defined master data.
  • Requirement adjustment: Overview with cumulative planned quantities from the individual production cycles with display of requirements from subsequent processes
  • Balancing cockpit: Allocation of available quantities from the individual production cycles of the preceding production stage to the requirement quantities for the individual production cycles of the production stage to be planned.
  • Assignment overview: Presentation of the planning result with the respective assigned planned quantities.



Cross-cycle planning offers the possibility of linking several source and target cycles with the respective planned quantities and displaying them in tabular form. The expectations stored in the master data and transferred to the production cycles (growth rate, mortality, hatching rate, etc.) are also taken into account. Recorded actual data and calculated forecast data for a production cycle can also be displayed, so that events during the duration of a respective production cycle (deviating growth rates, changed mortality, lower or higher hatching rate, etc.) can be reacted to at an early stage and, if necessary, planning can be adjusted accordingly. Branching to the production cycle to display more detailed data is possible at any time.



Likewise, existing functions for processing production cycles have been optimized. For example, recording multiple outputs (e.g. for partial and final livestock removals) has been simplified by entering effective quantities instead of percentages.


With these additional processes and functions, the module offers the planner even more transparency and reliability in order to be able to produce the required quantities over a defined period of time, while considering the available capacities. The complete mapping of vertical integration across several process stages allows the processes in the area of animal production to be handled as a whole, along with the corresponding interdependencies.


If we have piqued your interest with this article or if you are interested in a planning demo, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Stephan Kronbichler (Business Development) E-mail phone +41 (0)61 508 21 42.