PlanetTogether Feature: Capable to Promise

8/10/22 2:30 PM

planettogether's capable to promise feature

Have you ever wanted to give your customers faster delivery quotes based on real-life capacity, on-hand quantities, and incoming material purchases? With PlanetTogether's Capable to Promise (CTP) feature, you can provide an accurate production quote in seconds!

What is Capable to Promise?

Capable to Promise is about a company making sure that they have enough capacity and materials to create a product by a certain time frame. To create accurate quotes, you need to take into account different constraints such as lead times to procure materials and the available capacity for the required resources.

CTP Made easy with PlanetTogether's Advanced Planning and Scheduling Software

The CTP feature will use both available materials and available capacity to give a realistic picture of whether or not you are able to fulfill a demand within a given time frame by creating a simulated job. It will essentially create a "What-If" scenario for that single job. If the delivery date cannot be met, PlanetTogether will provide you with a realistic delivery date.


Accuracy of shipment promise dates improved by 8 percent and production output levels increased by 16 percent.



Calculate the ability to fulfill demand in a given time frame

This powerful feature is extremely easy to use. The only data point that are required in order to submit a CTP request are:

  • Inventory (Warehouse & Item)
  • Required Quantity
  • Need Date
  • Routing to create the Item

The software will then use these data points to create a template job that is used to calculate the timeframe to produce the desired quantity.

Once a CTP has been submitted, PlanetTogether will project a Start and Finish time and will determine if the job is expected to be late or early according to the current optimization rules. If the job is projected to be late, PlanetTogether will determine which constraints are bottlenecking the process. (1)


Additionally, PlanetTogether will allow the CTP to reserve Resource Capacity and Materials until a user-defined date to allow the customer to decide whether or not to go through with the order.

The best part about the CTP feature is that once a job is approved by the customer, it can immediately be added into the schedule in the most optimized way to ensure that no other jobs become late because of this addition. You don’t have to spend hours trying to re-schedule all of the jobs to add a new CTP job. PlanetTogether does this for you.


Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) Software

Advanced Planning and Scheduling Softwares have become a must for modern-day manufacturing operations as customer demand for increased product assortment, fast delivery, and downward cost pressures become prevalent. These systems help planners save time while providing greater agility in updating ever-changing priorities, production schedules, and inventory plans. APS Systems can be quickly integrated with an ERP/MRP software to fill the gaps where these systems lack planning and scheduling flexibility, accuracy, and efficiency.

With APS you can:

  • Create optimized schedules that balance production efficiency and delivery performance
  • Maximize throughput on bottleneck resources to increase revenue
  • Synchronize supply with demand to reduce inventories
  • Provide company-wide visibility to resource capacity
  • Enable scenario data-driven decision making

The implementation of an Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) Software will take your manufacturing operations to the next level of production efficiency by taking advantage of the operational data you already possess in your ERP system. 

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


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