Increase Your Manufacturing Efficiency with QAD’s
Planning and Scheduling Workbenches
Gary Wasserman – Applications Specialist
What Do The Analysts Say?
“Best-in-Class manufacturers are 49% more
likely to have real-time visibility between
manufacturing operations and customer
orders.”
Matthew Littlefield, AberdeenGroup,
Manufacturing Operations Management:
Capitalizing on the Economic Recovery,
March 2010
Planning and Scheduling Trends
• Integration
• Visibility
• Automation
• Tool/Process standardization
Planning & Scheduling Phases
Months
Weeks
Days
Sales & Operations
Planning
Resource planning based on
forecast & sales projections
Master Scheduling & Material Planning
Balancing supply/demand/capacity
– defining job due dates
Production
Scheduling
Factoring materials, tools,
personnel, machine setup
times, defining job start
and completion times, job
sequence.
QAD Planning and Scheduling Workbenches
The Scheduler’s Challenge
Master Scheduler’s Challenge
Executives
Finance
There’s too much
cash tied up in
inventory!
ROI must improve; the
stockholders are not happy!
Manufacturing
There are too many changes!
Provide fixed schedules and
the correct parts and delivery
will improve.
Engineering
Sales
Service levels are
down. I need more
inventory! Whatever
it takes to keep the
customer happy!
There’s a new product
introduction scheduled for
the fall! But we need more
time for design!
Production Scheduler’s Challenge
Finance
High variances to “plan” (extra
setup, downtime, labor), you
need to optimize your
production schedule.
Manufacturing
Labor / machine resources
not available for 2nd shift –
what are you going to do
about this?
Materials
Sales
Drops in a new high
priority order due
tomorrow, which
order can be moved?
You can’t change the
schedule on short notice
and expect the materials
to be available.
Common Planning & Scheduling Situation
QAD Planning and Scheduling Workbenches
The QAD Solution
Master Scheduling Flow
Master
Scheduling
CRP
Production Scheduling Flow
Repetitive
Scheduling
Discrete
Scheduling
Period
->
MRP
Month
->
Week
MSW
• Initial plan is
created by MRP
Demand
Received
Demand received
->
Day
->
PSW
Production
Planned
Production Planned
• Balance demand /
supply /resources to
ensure a feasible
and level production
plan.
Shift
->
Base
CAC
• Sequence
production orders by
item attributes and
resource allocations
to Optimize shop
floor
Production
Scheduled
Production Scheduled
PSW
Interval
->
hour
Base
Production
Dispatched
Production Dispatched
• Verify materials
available
• Release orders
• Print work orders
and schedules
• Monitor Production
& Manage
Production Order
Production
Reported
Production Reported
Capacity Frame
Displays capacity information per
selected resource in the Schedule Grid
- Balance your planned and required
capacity.
Schedule Grid
The primary context of the workbench.
- View and modify your production
schedules for each item.
Supply/Demand Frame
Provides demand & supply information
per selected item in the Schedule Grid.
- Primary information used for
scheduling decision making.
MSW Screen Overview
Supporting Panels
Enables master scheduling action
and decision making.
Represents over 30 maintenance
programs and reports!
MSW Screen Overview
Production Order Browse
Search & group data per user
specification
Production Order Sequence Grid
Schedule and sequence production
orders by item attributes
Drag & Drop the orders to
the desired position on
the Sequence Grid.
Production Order
Maintenance
View and maintain all
order details
PSW Screen Overview
Monitor Material Shortages
Planning and Scheduling Process Support
Release Production Orders by Work Center
Planning and Scheduling Process Support
Manage Materials for Work Center
Planning and Scheduling Process Support
QAD Planning and Scheduling Workbenches
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Master Scheduling Workbench Value
• Reduces master scheduling time and
complexity
• Compresses manufacturing response
• Provides ability to create an effective
master schedule
• Enables to be proactive
Production Scheduling Workbench Value
• Reduces production scheduling time and
complexity
• Provides ability to create an “optimized”
production schedule
• Removes need for spreadsheets
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