Today we are talking to Erwin Paes, the CTO at Optessa. And we discuss the intricacies of planning and scheduling in manufacturing, how Optessa’s greatest strength is their people, and the near future of automated car manufacturing facilities.

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About Erwin:

Erwin has over 20 years of experience in designing, developing and implementing resource allocation, planning and scheduling solutions for the manufacturing industry. He has carried out significant research and development in the fields of Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence particularly in the use of Linear Programming, Constraint Programming and Search Heuristics for real world problems. Erwin holds an M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay), Mumbai, India.

About Optessa:

Optessa Inc. is a leader in intelligent planning, sequencing and scheduling optimization software with successful implementations among top tier global manufacturers. Companies using Optessa products have made significant reductions in manufacturing costs by enabling lean and flexible operations without adding resources.

Optessa products have wide applicability in industries as diverse as auto OEMs, suppliers, power equipment, electronics, semiconductor, mills, batch process industries such as food and beverage and paints and in the shipping and logistics area. Optessa offers deployment flexibility and can be installed at a single line / plant area / entire plant / multiple plants. Optessa’s solutions include:

• Planning
• Scheduling
• Sequencing
• Real-Time Optimization for Rapid Response

Optessa’s solutions are designed to meet key business objectives of customers. Optessa’s configuration capability enables the modelling of most real-world problems out of the box to provide optimal, complete solutions. We are unique in our ability to define a wide range of problems across industries without the need for custom code and in our ability to solve problems rapidly considering the entire solution space. The resulting high-quality solutions form the foundation for reliable supply chain management.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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