While (Material Requirements Planning) MRP generates infinite capacity requirements, Manufacturing Planner will match the Work-Order (WO) load with capacity and due dates to propose finite capacity planning. The solution provides load analysis views to immediately identify manufacturing bottlenecks across all primary and secondary resources.
Manufacturing Planner’s rich, interactive tools allow for schedule modifications and what-if simulations so that manufacturers can respond quickly to production contingencies, capacity issues, and changes in customer demand across internal and subcontractor resources. Its configurable load-leveling engine detects capacity overloads as they occur.
Quickly identify manufacturing bottlenecks
Manufacturing Planner offers load analysis views to quickly identify manufacturing bottlenecks across all primary and secondary resources. The configurable load-leveling engine detects capacity overloads as they occur. Decisions can be made about capacity adjustments, capital expenditures, and load balancing across internal and external resources.
Schedule modifications and what-if simulations
Rich, interactive tools are provided for schedule modifications and what-if simulations. This allows you to quickly respond to production contingencies, capacity issues, and changes in customer demand.
Essential Collaboration Tools
Manufacturing Planner’s collaborative features enable supply chain participants to stay engaged based on their level of responsibility. Planning and KPI data can be shared across the organization, with partners, customers, subcontractors, and suppliers. Manufacturing Planner’s innovative and user-friendly design helps teams anticipate and control load fluctuations.
Advanced Planning & Scheduling
DELMIA Ortems Advanced Planning and Scheduling solutions successfully complement the traditional ERP systems and SCM management systems. They add the power of constraint-based finite-capacity resource optimization, and synchronization of production flows – from raw materials through finished products.
Manufacturing Planner Key Benefits:
- Meet customer due dates and improve customer service
- Anticipate and control load fluctuations
- Synchronize production between production areas
- Anticipate and control load fluctuation
- Reduce inventory and cycle time
- Re-synchronize flow lines in case of contingencies
- Easily integrate into other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
- Reduce time to a finite capacity planning
- Contingency planning to minimize production disruptions
Delivering the Power of Agile Manufacturing
As manufacturing continues to evolve, agility is becoming crucial to success. Agile manufacturing makes you more:
- Flexible – with the ability to adjust systems to meet changing needs and optimize results
- Responsive – so you can quickly react to changing customer needs and market opportunities
- Adaptable – so you can embrace changing manufacturing needs as they occur
Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) solutions are powerful tools that will help deliver the benefits of agile manufacturing.
Are you still using spreadsheets for your planning? Some manufacturers are but this creates significant operational limitations. With spreadsheets, the data is difficult to share, does not integrate well with ERP or other systems, and is not in real-time. Spreadsheets are frequently created and maintained by “experts” which can make collaboration and knowledge sharing difficult. Most spreadsheets are based on assumed capacity, lead-time, and workloads.
However, we know that manufacturing is dynamic and that real-time data is critical to responding to changing needs and opportunities.
An APS solution will eliminate the limitations of spreadsheet planning by giving you one source of data for everyone to reference. The data will be real-time and will be based on the actual conditions in your plant or production line. Advanced Planning and Scheduling data is integrated across the supply chain, plant floor, and workforce. You will be able to get a “Snapshot” view at any point and at any time, in the entire manufacturing process.
DELMIA Ortems is our Advanced Planning and Scheduling solution. With our APS you will be able to identify and plan for contingencies in advance and as they occur. The production planning software will allow you to anticipate material constraints in advance and the scheduling tool will balance your overall work to your current and future labor constraints. With a clear picture of your current and future needs, you can quickly identify and resolve production bottlenecks. Our APS will help you manage machine, line, and plant capacity to maximize throughput and efficiency.
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