In the previous article, we tackled Lead Time Reduction and the limits of Material Requirements Planning (MRP). In this one, we would be discussing another benefit that comes from utilizing the potential of a Production Scheduler, that is—Efficient Machinery Assignment.
In this age, businesses strive to get the most out of their assets and try their best to ensure that company plans and goals would be executed and accomplished with the desired or even better outcomes. One of the more cumbersome problems of production businesses like factories for example, would be the inefficient allocation of machinery production assignments due to the traditional hand-to-paper method of scheduling. It makes the machinery assignments fixed and sometimes, the balancing of production loads becomes much disorganized. This has become a common problem with factories that still use the old method of manually writing the schedules. Disorganization most often leads to a halt in operations, especially when there is just one person managing the production scheduling and something unexpected happens to him/her. However, this setback has been solved by using a Finite Capacity Scheduling Software (one of the features of an Advanced Planning and Scheduling Software as we have discussed before).
By the utilization of a Production Scheduler, data may be arranged in a very visual, detail oriented manner. It even considers the production capacity of a machine and the operation speed. Taking into account the fact that the production capability of one machine differs from that of another, the Finite Capacity Scheduling Software allows you to designate and better estimate the outputs of your machinery. Thus, maximizes the capabilities of every machine available for production.
This is just one of the many innovative features of the Finite Capacity Scheduling Software that we have been talking about.