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is capable of scheduling
hundreds of thousands of tasks to optimize cost and schedule
robustness. See the ARGOS overview for more details and experimental results.
Advantages, and Benefits
- Cost optimization: Resulting schedules typically exhibit
a 10–20% reduction in costs.
robustness: ARGOS schedules can be tuned to minimize costs while
simultaneously maintaining, or even increasing, project float so that
surprises can be handled effectively.
- Speed: Because ARGOS schedules so much faster, it is
possible to use it inside the production cycle, allowing
adapted schedules to be developed in response to shop-floor
events such as missed deadlines or rework.
Every company has their own optimization needs and desires. de
expect to customize ARGOS for every customer as required to produce the
best possible schedules for that customer.
costs you nothing: ARGOS is priced as a percentage of savings. If
it saves you money (we expect they will), we simply ask for a fraction
of those savings.
- Seamless integration with existing systems: ARGOS is designed to
augment existing project management systems. This is
important because industries typically have enormous investments
in data capture and training for their current systems.
Because ARGOS effectively resides inside the existing system—providing
a “brain transplant” as it were—users notice
no changes when production switches to ARGOS (other than
the fact that scheduling becomes much faster and less labor
intensive, and the resulting schedules become much better).
- No special hardware required: ARGOS
runs on a standard PC.
A simple graphical user interface (GUI) controls its operation
and monitors progress.
- Access to state of the art technology: The
technologies that underlie ARGOS are being protected by
OTS using a variety of mechanisms, including patents and
trade secrets. The system’s ability to achieve the
magnitude of savings it does depends crucially on those
protected technologies, which are unavailable to our competitors.
- Additional features: ARGOS
can reschedule selectively in response to situation changes,
aiming either for minimal disruption in existing schedules
or for minimal bottom-line impact.
is currently ready for full deployment in some environments and can be
readied for any particular customer in short order. Customizing the system to the needs
of a new customer can typically be done as fast as we can work out those needs with the customer.
For more information, either call (541) 346-0468 or email us at argos /at/ otsys.com.