How will you benefit from the Production Planning & Scheduling software module?
Still using spreadsheets for day-to-day production scheduling? With a production scheduling software, planners can visualise the plan in real-time, whilst optimising capacity and resources accurately.
The Production Planning & Scheduling
module of Lighthouse MES Software
is the ideal solution to:
- Create production orders manually or download from the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system
- Sequence production orders on production lines/processes
- Identify line and machine changeovers, tool changes and material changes
- Schedule start and end dates based on master data like cycle time and order quantity
- Assess manufacturing capacity and ability to meet order deadlines
- Communicate the production schedule to the shop floor
- Get real-time feedback on the schedule as production executes
- Avoid the burden of a heavy finite capacity scheduling system
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What are the benefits of the Production Planning & Scheduling software module?
- Improve on-time delivery: visibility of delivery dates
- Save time: assigning orders to production lines/processes and optimising the plan
- Visualise the plan: production scheduling with real-time visibility for everyone; reduce unforeseen knock-on effects of planning decisions
- Communication: improve communication between the planners and production teams
- Instant feedback: when production is not achieving the plan, know what has and has not been done
- React faster: when production lines stop or run slow, the plan is updated in real-time
- Agility: adapt to change quicker and respond to unplanned events
- Improve resource management: optimise capacity and resources
- No more spreadsheets: schedule production on an Enterprise platform