Adding materials to the
scheduling picture reinforces JobTime’s commitment to accurate modeling
of all shop constraints, in order to deliver accurate visibility of order start and
By providing advance
warning of potential lateness or stock-out risks, the user can take
corrective action to adjust capacity and materials availability with the
goal of anticipating and eliminating late deliveries and material
If you can't see problems
coming your way, this is why you may be constantly expediting and still
making late deliveries anyway.
Imagine your shop
following a detailed schedule over the next 72 hours where the schedule
accurately considers not only machine capacity, but also labor
attendance (including vacations), labor skills, tooling, floor-space,
assembly sequences and the availability of all required raw materials.
new Level 5 is a true Advanced
Planning and Scheduling System because it sees on-hand inventory
materials, open purchase orders, and planned allocations of material to
work orders or shop production lots.
JobTime projects your
future inventory levels as they will rise and fall across the schedule
horizon, recognizing every material-receipt and material-issue.
The material planner's
post-schedule analysis starts directly from a list of simulated future
net requirements. The material planner can click on each net requirement
and be immediately taken to the related orders.
When you use
Advanced Planning and Scheduling, any cases of
last-minute headaches from missing materials will be greatly
APS lets you plan
production around both the constraints of capacity and material
availability. This is how APS helps you reduce inventory even
more than your best JiT and Lean Initiatives to date. First you
optimize your production plans with powerful scheduling methods. Next,
you see where additional resources or materials are actually required.
Adding materials where critical prevents stock-outs and production delays. But
the detailed schedule of inventory levels, event-by-event, also shows
precisely where excess material is building up and can be reduced. This
information helps you synchronize your purchasing and manufacturing
plans to create purchasing and production schedules that closely fit
your demand over time, while still honoring all safety stock
requirements. Material usage over time is tailored to your needs,
thereby reducing the average inventory you need to keep on hand. APS
supports the supply chain, because it can see customer forecasts and
vendor deliveries. JobTime's APS features synchronize both material and
capacity constraints over a long-term planning horizon. You can input
forecast demand and/or planned orders from either ERP or a customized
version of our JobPlan
module to generate work-loads of 12 to 18
months of demand out into the future.