Resource views and online scheduling tools, such as the change impact informer, offer the master scheduler and management the ability to visually locate overload problems and slack conditions, and then perform cost and throughput analysis on schedule changes before they are firmly committed.
- Visual Production Scheduling Board
Easily manipulate the schedule with drag-and-drop and drill-down techniques for single and multilevel assemblies and operation details. A main control centre for scheduling resources graphically displays schedule by job, resource, resource group, or entire shop. Dynamically change the timeline of the view to see short-run operations and analyse the impact of long running operations instantly.
- Visual Alerts
View indicators, such as late status and material availability, to proactively alert the master scheduler to potential problems in the schedule. Optionally customize colours to denote actual, what-if or delinquent load by job or operation.
- Finite Scheduling
Schedule and reschedule with flexible, finite real-time schedule capabilities for a single job and shop-wide global finite capacity. Features include job locking for key operations or jobs, user-defined priority, and capacity load levelling by resource and resource group.
Drag-and-drop scheduled load hours forward or backward to alleviate the overload and effectively reschedule when faced with overload conditions at critical resources or resource groups.
- Overload Informer
Display each date and resource/resource group, where scheduled hours exceed capacity based on what-if or actual job schedules. Access resource, resource-group and job scheduling information to review the causes of an overload and make schedule changes.