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Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS)

Maximize tooling, machine, and work center utilization with finite capacity scheduling, rough-cut capacity planning, and visual scheduling.

Visualize Resource Constraints and Scheduled Operations with Powerful Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS)

Manage and monitor your shop floor schedule with a visual schedule board. Quickly identify scheduled operations against finite machine and work center capacity with utilities to adjust priorities, locate orders using filters, and identify orders based on color codes. Acumatica Manufacturing Edition’s Advanced Planning and Scheduling allows manufacturers to consistently and cost-effectively meet customer demands by setting accurate and reliable delivery dates based on the actual availability of resources.

Optimize manufacturing production by integrating key elements such as materials, production capacity, process sequence, supplier capacity, and facility schedules, into a powerful, real-time planning and execution application. Advanced Planning and Scheduling software allows users to accurately schedule production against work centers, machines, and tooling resources. It also accurately determines requirements for materials and capacity while providing resource utilization and efficiency reporting for expensive capital equipment.

Key Benefits of Advanced Planning and Scheduling Software for Your Company

  • Finite Capacity Scheduling

    Maximize resource schedules without overloading machines or work centers. Use tooling constraints to ensure that production has what they need to get the job done on time.

  • Rough Cut Capacity Planning (RCCP)

    Verify that you have sufficient capacity to meet the requirements for your master schedule. Prioritize production orders for scheduling using priority codes. Understand production demands for high profile customers.

  • Visual Scheduling

    Visualize your production schedule with a graphical view of production order schedules by work center and machine. Adjust constraint dates and priorities and firm schedules from the visual schedule board.

  • Capable to Promise (CTP)

    Use APS logic for finite capacity constraints to determine how many units of an item will be available by a date or calculate availability dates for a quantity of items for sales orders and quotes.

Important Features of Advanced Planning and Scheduling

Visual Scheduling

Visualize your production schedule with a graphical view of production order schedules by work center and machine. Adjust constraint dates and priorities and firm schedules from the visual schedule board. Visual scheduling enables users to view production schedules by production order or for all orders simultaneously. Use filters to locate production orders by sales order, scheduling status, and other criteria. Identify work center and machine capacity with built-in histograms. The color-coded schedule makes it easy to identify production orders and operations.

Work Center Capacity Planning

Enables the system to plan, monitor, and provide details regarding production orders scheduled by work center to maximize work center utilization and load balancing.

Machine Scheduling

Allows the user to schedule down to the machine level for operations that must run on that specific machine or where one machine is a better choice based on i’s capacity, speed, or capabilities.

Tool Scheduling

The ability to schedule tooling constraints such as dies, jigs, fixtures, molds, consumable machine tools, or other tooling where availability impacts production scheduling.

Material Constraints

Schedule production considering on-hand, available inventory, current production orders, and open purchase orders to ensure that production orders aren’t scheduled if materials aren’t available or won’t be available soon.

Schedule Reports

Utilize work center and machine dispatch reports for a clear view of currently scheduled production orders and operations. View reports to identify required resources for scheduled production orders.

Rough-Cut Capacity Planning (RCCP)

RCCP schedules open production orders against finite capacity constraints. Optionally, the orders selected can be released. Orders are loaded and scheduled in sequence based on priority, constraint dates, and production order number. The availability of material is considered including supply orders such as purchase orders, transfer orders, or component production orders.

Crews and Efficiency

Accurately schedule resources with finite scheduling of labor operations using crew sizes and labor efficiency.

Capable to Promise (CTP)

Use Advanced Planning and Scheduling logic to determine how many units of an item will be available by a date or calculate availability dates for a quantity of items based on finite capacity constraints, material availability, and vendor lead times.

Queue, Finish, and Move Time

Improve scheduling precision by defining finish, move, and queue times for operations that require cooling, drying, movement to upstream operations (such as outsourced manufacturing services), and other expected non-production time.

See what Acumatica customers are saying

"The biggest time savings for us is not having to go out and wander through our yards of product to see what we've actually got on hand. Having a live inventory of what we have across seven different locations has been a huge time savings for people."
Patrick Sauter, Vice President
Dakota Red Corporation
"Acumatica provides all the fundamentals needed to run your business, so when you are ready to take the next step and expand or move into a new market, there are strong systems and processes in place to take that on. The integration with Tableau gives STI incredible visibility…the sky is the limit when we have all that information."
Kevin Boyle, Director of Information Technologies
Specified Technologies Incorporated

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