How does Detailed Scheduling Systems Work?

Takes the orders with associated tasks that require one or more (finite) resources to be carried out
Resources defined such as machines, process lines, operators, tools, tanks, etc
Sequences the tasks to produce a ‘good’, achievable schedule and generates work-to lists for each resource
Provides a ‘what if?’ environment for the planner to ‘see’ the impact of the options before decisions are made.
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How does Detailed Scheduling Systems Work?

Takes the orders with associated tasks that require one or more (finite) resources to be carried out
Resources defined such as machines, process lines, operators, tools, tanks, etc
Sequences the tasks to produce a ‘good’, achievable schedule and generates work-to lists for each resource
Provides a ‘what if?’ environment for the planner to ‘see’ the impact of the options before decisions are made
This provides the planner with a complete picture of -
  • Demand.
  • Capacity.
  • Resource usage.
  • Operation sequence.
  • Expected completion time for each operation in a Gantt chart.
  • The planner can drag and drop operations, change priorities and manipulate the schedule in whichever way needed to meet business objectives.
  • Then see the impact on all orders before committing to changes
THE PREACTOR PRODUCT FAMILY
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  • Finite scheduling
  • Express, P200 FCS, P300 FCS
  • Advanced planning & scheduling
  • Preactor 400 APS, 500 APS
  • Supporting modules
  • Preactor Viewer