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Capacity planning subsystem

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Control production resources for maximum productivity.
The MFG Capacity Requirement Planning subsystem meets your medium and short term planning needs. It anticipates the effects of your production plans on manufacturing resources; and supplies convenient reports to your planners. It provides medium and short term management of capacity requirements, by simulating the effect of production plans on all your manufacturing resources. It gives input / output control for improved capacity utilization; it automatically loads input plans and smoothes loads and reports variances from planned levels, and discovers production bottlenecks or surpluses. And it offers detailed variance reports for performance evaluation and queue management.

Capacity Requirements Planning helps planners make the right scheduling decision, before problems reach the shop floor.

Shop floor resource planning to resolve scheduling conflicts before the occur.
Manufacturers know that improved productivity begins on shop floor. With the right tools, dramatic improvements in productivity are possible. Computerized MRP systems give manufacturers tremendous advantages by minimizing inventory and reducing material shortages. But, materials management is only half of the story. Capacity on the shop floor.

MFG Provides levels of planning to match your long-term, medium, and short-term planning cycles. Rough-cut capacity planning is provided by the Master Scheduling subsystem. This long-range planning capability helps you fine-tune your Master schedule to avoid over-loading or under-scheduling critical resources. These techniques can provide you with a practical, workable production plan. Medium-term capacity management simulates the effect of production plans on your manufacturing resources.

The Capacity Planning subsystem provides convenient reports to help your staff make the right scheduling decision at the right time... before problems reach your shop floor.

The Capacity Planning subsystem considers forecasts, customer orders, and firm planned orders and their use of work centers for each time period in the planning horizon. Load details are accumulated in standard hours. Total loads are compared to each work center capacity , and projected surplus or shortfalls provide the basis for your staff to take corrective action.

Capacity Planning reports are always synchronized with your latest MRP, which helps assure coordination between your materials and your resources. Peg reports are available to pinpoint the sources of load in each period.

The Capacity Planning subsystem can help your staff identity potential conflict s in sufficient time to reschedule work orders, move manpower between work stations, select or develop alternate routings, modify subcontracting plans, or take a host of other corrective actions without costly interruptions to work on the shop floor.

Input / Output control for improved capacity.
Input / output planning is plant management's means of highlighting short-term problems. The Capacity Planning subsystem has facilities to automatically load planned input figures and smooth the loads with a five-week moving average. Your planners can establish desired levels of planned input at each work center, and receive reports which highlight variances from those levels. Planning reports immediate production bottlenecks and surplus capacity. Your production departments can be made more efficient by using the right tools to anticipate load variations.

Evaluate shop performance.
You need detailed historical information for tight control of your shop operations. The Capacity Planning subsystem provides variance reports of input, output, and queues. These reports are available by work center, so your staff can research chronic problems or reevaluate the accuracy of your planning assumptions. The standard I/O report can include one or selected group of work centers. The report reviews the past four weeks' performance, and lists planned input, output, and the queue in standard hours for the current week and the next four weeks. You can review the standard hours of work center to examine the build-up or consumption of each queue. Besides providing data for regular review of shop performance, this report can help you maintain a controlled level of queue at each work station. Better queue management is one major element in achieving greater productivity and profits.

Diagram Capacity Requirement Planning

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