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.
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