Finite Capacity Manufacturing Planning and Scheduling (MPS)
How can one optimize production capacities along the tactical horizon while accounting for the products and constraints of existing resources?
The key is to implement a finite capacity planning process. Whether in a process industry or a discreet logic, you should take into account all relevant parameters for determining possible production levels - to deliver the right products at the right time within the network. Without deteriorating production costs.
Finite capacity uses complex algorithms, giving you the capability to build schedulable, realistic plans very quickly. Of course, these plans must be revised and adapted to take into account the inherent hazards that come with all such industrial activities.
Despite the many contributions of this technology, it can never replace the human touch and the decision-making skills of an actual demand planner.
Advantages of Production Planning Software
QAD DynaSys Production Planning Software meets all of these requirements, and more:
- Extended collaboration among all planning process stakeholders
- Quick calculation and recalculation in the event of unexpected changes
- Immediate visibility of any disruptive impacts on the supply chain
- A library of algorithms covering any possible scenarios
- Intuitive ergonomics (constraint settings, restitutions, plan reading)
- Control tower to allow the planner to pinpoint the problem (push notification alerts)
QAD DynaSys Production Planning is part of the Demand and Supply Chain Planning (DSCP) suite, and has thus integrated all of its state-of-art functionalities. Whether it be with unique databases, the use of web technologies, modern communication tools, agnostic support, it is easily compatible with any device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.), and communicates with all standard information systems.
Learn more about all of the other features of our DSCP Software : Demand Planning, Distribution Planning, Procurement Planning, Sales & Operations Planning.
- Material flow visibility
- Constraint-based optimization
- Simulation workbench for what-if scenarios and simulation planning
- Capacity allocation
- And more...
- Reduced manufacturing costs
- Reduced shop-floor interruptions
- Reduced product wastage
- Response to unanticipated events
- Improved customer satisfaction
- And more...
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Success Story Videos
"Production Planning is key for us because it's a way to analyse the capacities and to anticipate the needs." Odile Daragon, Project Manager ARaymond
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"Thanks to QAD DynaSys DSCP, our inventory reduced from 48 to 18 days while service level increased from 98.5 to 99%."
Supply Chain Director, CEMOI Group
"The QAD DynaSys tools are efficient, enabling us to carry out rapid, detailed, accurate and reliable analysis which is, in a word, relevant. Our Service levels were maintained while the longest lead-time was reduced from 14 to 6 weeks."
Planning and Procurement Manager - Mumm Perrier Jouët
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