Finite Scheduling and Capacity Constraints

Increase profits by improving utilization of production resources.

Consider constraints of workcenter capacity and available resources to optimize manufacturing production runs, alleviating major cost and time conflicts, and minimize inventory and costs in the process.

Finite Scheduling

  • Comprehensive, ultra-detailed, and fully automatic Finite Capacity Scheduling system
  • Schedule production operations based upon available workcenter loading and capacity with selectable logic (forward, backward, or both)
  • Plan resources to ensure or account for availability of employee skills, tools, workcenter space, etc.
  • Level load schedules across multiple workcenters
  • Includes visual representations of jobs and workcenter loading


Capable to Promise

  • Calculate the earliest date that a prospective sales order can be completed based on material and capacity constraints
  • Clear visibility of the impact of material and labor shortages, or downtime on the production schedule

What-If Analysis

  • Create multiple scenarios to investigate different production scheduling options
  • Explore the impact of changes in labor, tooling, and workcenter capacity on production schedule
  • Review and evaluate the performance of different scenarios using quantitative metrics