Topics: Advanced Planning and Scheduling, capacity planning, production planning, finite capacity, superplant, users, project management, APS, capacity, bottlenecks, constraint, resource, MRP, multi-plant
Making it easy to source material from alternate plants
Following up on our last blog post on the distinction between Planning and Scheduling, the second component we’d like to explore is Multi-Plant Capacity Planning. With scheduling, you can see what’s happening in your plant, but with planning you can scale this to a multi-plant environment. PlanetTogether allows for a multi-plant implementation, making it easy to choose which plant you source material from, showing inventory across multiple warehouse locations in our Inventory Plan. This allows you to source from alternate plants based on available capacity, available material, proximity to the customer, or proficiency/efficiency of running the product.