Web-service for planning the production of plywood veneer and/or wood plies

Opti-Plywood is a cloud-based service specifically designed for plywood mills as a tool for optimizing production, starting from peeling and drying of veneer to pressing and cutting plywood.

The service automatically calculates shift-daily tasks, weekly, monthly and other plans, taking into account orders received and planned, their priorities, semi-finished products, technology, and other constraints.

Opti-Plywood allows to optimize financial results of the production program, based on revenue from the sale of all types of products and absolute variable costs, and also to make recommendations for improving the plan, indicating the "bottle-necks".

System functions

Opti-Plywood uses unique mathematical models and algorithms to effectively address the following main tasks for any number of orders and equipment configuration:

  • Calculate the optimal plywood bonding schemes according to various criteria (yield of finished products by volume or by grades, marginality, revenue, etc.)
  • Calculate optimal schedule for producing batches of goods with coordination of entire production line: peeler lathe, drying, layers compilation and gluing, pressing, and further processing
  • Identify "bottlenecks" in the production chain and take them into account in planning
  • Simulate current or potential production programs using existing and "virtual" equipment
  • Provide recommendations for improving the calculated plan
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Increased profitability of production, total yield and/or yield of higher grades
Reduction of time spent by personnel on planning and control procedures due to automation of these processes
Increased efficiency of obtaining information on key performance indicators of the mill as a whole, and individual orders
Reduction of in-process inventory at all levels by end-to-end planning and optimization throughout the entire production chain
Reduction of production orders execution time due to reduced equipment downtimes and tighter schedule


  • The system takes into account almost all possible features and production constraints: raw materials, wood species, veneer grades and formats, restrictions on equipment use, productivity and equipment operation schedule, plywood parameters, orders priorities, and more
  • The system accounts for requirements, parameters, and constraints on the shifts time span
  • The system takes into account Customer specifics in the calendar plan calculation: performance and schedule of equipment, dependencies of equipment, schedules of raw materials supply, and much more
  • Intuitive interface and complete adaptation for Customer processes allow starting the practical use of the service very quickly
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Customer feedback

Alexander Nazarkin,
Head of Planning and Investment Department of Ilim Timber
Our work with Opti-Plywood has started 3 years ago. Together we have obtained a useful tool for production planning: from peeling and drying of veneer and up to bonding, pressing and cutting the plywood. It is important that at all stages of planning the program can take into account received and planned orders, as well as priorities for their execution. For daily planning, the mill specialists simply download the initial data (orders and semi-finished goods) and the system will offer the best shift-daily plan for each production area, taking into account the existing constraints and priorities. This functionality for the Russian market, at the moment, is unique in its kind. Opti-Soft proved to be a reliable partner, fulfilling agreement accurately and on time. We continue fruitful cooperation in the application of automated planning tools for volume and financial indicators of plywood production.


  • Ilim Timber Industry LLC (Bratsk branch)

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