OptTek is pleased to announce attendance and sponsorship of the Northwest Food & Beverage World Conference in Spokane, WA February 17 – 19, 2020. The food and beverage industry is booming in the Northwest and hundreds of processors, suppliers and industry experts are set to gather in Spokane to Educate, Network and Innovate. On Tuesday, February 18th OptTek’s VP of Analytics Solutions, Dr. Marco Better, is scheduled to deliver an education session on Optimal Production Scheduling: A Tutorial. The presentation will review different approaches to production scheduling, with a focus on the utilization of mathematical modeling methods to optimize production schedules. The tutorial will inform production managers and planners about methodologies that use optimization and simulation (“digital twin” models) to obtain not just a good schedule, but the best schedule given their process’s specific objectives and constraints.

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