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7/28/17 10:27 AM

Planning vs Scheduling: Part Two - Multi-Plant Capacity Planning

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.

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7/5/17 1:31 PM

Planning vs Scheduling: Part One - Timeframe

Topics: Advanced Planning and Scheduling, capacity planning, production planning, finite capacity, users, project management, APS, capacity, bottlenecks, constraint, resource, MRP

Recently a partner asked what the “Planning” part of “Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS)” encompassed, and how was this different from Scheduling. It’s an interesting question, surely scheduling is a component of planning, but what other components are there, and how can PlanetTogether bring these together into a coherent concept?

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6/5/17 11:44 AM

Sneak Peek: Resource Eligibility Dialog

Topics: capacity planning, production planning, finite capacity, users, project management, APS, capacity, bottlenecks, constraint, resource

In every manufacturing plant there is one problem that seems to be universal, regardless of size, product, or process. That problem is Data Gaps. Whether it’s as small as a job that was never marked as finished, or a missing step in a product routing, data gaps are an ever-present nuisance that just never seems to be resolved. With an eye towards identification and prevention of these gaps, PlanetTogether provides powerful "data forensic" tools that aid in rooting them out.

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