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Maximize Production Output.

Use Checkmate to optimize your production planning & scheduling and increase total planned productive time with 15%

Increase your Return on Assets.

Effective production planning and scheduling can have a significant impact on a company's Return on Assets (ROA). ROA is a financial metric that measures a company's efficiency in generating profits from its assets. If a manufacturing company can improve its production planning and scheduling to reduce downtime and optimize the use of its assets, it can increase its production output without requiring additional investments in new equipment or facilities. This can lead to a higher ROA by increasing the return generated by the existing assets.

How to produce more with Checkmate?

Rely on computing power and optimization technology to get the most out of your available capacity

  • Perfectly align production with maintenance activities and vice versa.
  • Maximize capacity utilization rates and avoid under-usage of key assets.
  • Reduce changeover times through better sequencing.
  • Schedule with upstream and downstream bottlenecks in mind and guarantee a smooth production flow.
  • Continuously adapt your planning to resource and material availabilities.

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Making the complex simple 

The Grain combines state-of-the-art data analytics & optimization techniques with years of experience in supply chain processes. We realise that every production environment is confronted with its own specific issues. Our team of process & optimization experts is able to understand those specifics and build a model to deal with it and embed it in the Checkmate application. We also realise that planners are no mathematicians or programmers, and are under constant pressure to adjust plans. That is exactly the reason why we want to hide away all that complexity and provide planners with an easy to use and intuitive application.

AI and the planner hand in hand

The capacity of computers to solve planning problems far exceeds that of the human brain. However, ensuring that algorithms get the right inputs is not possible without the help of experienced production planners. Capturing all planning expertise in a knowledge system is essential for building a loop between human planners and AI systems. The more an AI system can learn from planners, the better and more comprehensive its recommendations become to support the planners in their role

Technology alone does not provide the ultimate solution. Expert knowledge in combination with technology is still the key to success. That's where Checkmate makes the difference.

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With Checkmate, we have set a new standard for production planning & scheduling.

Checkmate is a modular toolkit able to handle planning problems and optimization challenges of any size or complexity without compromising on user experience and planning convenience



The Grain success stories

These clients have chosen The Grain. With our unique combination of in-depth industry knowledge and data science, we guarantee client satisfaction every time around. Our clients range from large corporations to small businesses and OEMs across a range of industries.