Capacity Plan

Key Concepts

Capacity Planning is one of the main functions of PlanetTogether. Finite capacity planning is of great concern to manufacturers as there are a limited number of hours in a day and a limited number of days in a week. 

The Capacity Plan pane allows users to get a visual overview of the capacities in use as well as the available capacities over a specified period. It is used to schedule and analyze capacity usage to reveal bottleneck issues in the schedule before they occur. 

As APS tracks finite capacity, the scheduled usage of a capacity cannot exceed 100%. Instead, APS will show manufacturers where potential trouble spots are when the scheduled capacity usage is consistently higher than 100%.

The capacity plan can be useful in What-If or Capable to Promise situations where a planner might need to see at a glance which capacities are available in a specified time-frame.

Capacity Plan Options:

The Capacity Plan can be selected and accessed through the Views drop-down menu located at the top right corner of the page.capacity plan-1

From the drop-down menus at the top of the capacity plan pane, users can decide which information will be viewed by changing the:

  • Display Type
  • Data Type
  • Job Commitment Type
  • Time Period
  • Plot Type

 

Watch: Capacity Planning