Utilizing Non-spreadsheet Production Planning and Control Software

11/3/18 3:25 PM

Spreadsheets are a scheduling component of the past - PlanetTogether’s scheduling software is the future. PlanetTogether’s scheduling software makes it much simpler when you are scheduling production. Utilizing Non-spreadsheets Production Planning and Control SoftwareThis is conducted through an integrated system that utilizes demand forecasting, real-time visibility, throughput enhancement, and various other capabilities that optimize scheduling and planning. When implementing advanced planning and scheduling software, there are functions that are extremely beneficial to your manufacturing operation.

Functions of Non-Spreadsheet Production Planning and Control Software

  • Scheduling Visibility  - Take care of customers with greater agility through quickly scheduling new orders to equipment, labor, and material resources while understanding the impact.
  • Visual Order Scheduling - With gantt drag and drop, you are able to schedule new orders automatically. This is conducted through inserting jobs to maximize KPI without making existing orders late. Gantt drag and drop is one of the standout features of PlanetTogether’s APS software.
  • Impact Analysis - Check the impact analysis to see the effects on orders and KPI. If you find yourself not liking the results, simply click “Undo”.
  • Flexible Alerts - Flexible alerts are one of the key aspects within advanced planning and scheduling software. Flexible alerts keep everyone informed of critical information with custom alerts. These alerts are clickable and drill-down into the details. Overall, this components allows everyone within the factory to be on the same page.
  • Flexible Optimization - Automatic schedule created by flexible weighted factors or Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). As this is conducted, you are able to just sit back and watch as PlanetTogether keeps your production on track.
  • Real-Time Adjustment - PlanetTogether’s APS can easily adjust schedules immediately to keep everyone informed from sales to manufacturing to shipping. This component allows you to make changes without hindering production.

Advanced Planning and Scheduling Software

Advanced planning and scheduling software (APS) has become a must for modern-day manufacturing operations. APS can be quickly integrated with a ERP or MRP software, and fills in the gaps where these softwares lack. Advanced planning and scheduling software (APS) offers various capabilities such as multi-plant operation integration, super-plant, real-time operational visibility, and overall throughput enhancement. Some of the other attributes of APS include the following:

  • Improved Delivery Performance
  • Profit Boost
  • Reduction in Inventory and Cost
  • Six-Month ROI

Implementation of advanced planning and scheduling software (APS) will take your manufacturing operation toward the next step of production efficiency.

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