With the canias ERP Capacity Planning (CAP) module, production orders in a certain period are scheduled according to resource restrictions and generally recognized methods.
Capacity Planning (CAP) with canias ERP
The Capacity Planning (CAP) module can be operated according to different criteria subject to the relevant production order type and work center for each production order. Different scheduling types and past plans can be also compared. Thanks to this feature, the performances of different strategies used in capacity planning can be compared. This module work closely with production orders, material requirements planning, maintenance planning and the work center schedule. This interaction is shown in detail in the previous graph.
Visualization and Transparency
With Gantt charts, capacity use of each work center can be listed on a production order or work center basis and their relations with each other can be shown in graphic form. Data such as starting time, period and work center of operations can be arranged with the drag and drop function on the created Gantt chart. Graphical indication of critical path, delayed works, missing parts and general scheduling performance in the canias ERP Capacity Planning (CAP) module allow users to notice scheduling problems early.
Thus enabling a faster reaction to sudden developments occurring in the schedule and when necessary an immediate intervention.
Information about Times and Activities
Another feature in the canias ERP Capacity Planning (CAP) module is the indication of production range. With this feature, the period between earliest start of production and completion of the last operation is indicated. With this data, various pieces of information related to operation activities such as production period, lead time, carrying time, etc. can be accessed and graphs showing work center usage rate, efficiency rate and information about operation periods (starting and ending times, downtime, lead time, etc.) are available in the system for production control purposes.
Comprehensive and Necessary Information
Approval information relating to each operation is transferred to the Capacity Planning (CAP) module in real time. Here, it is possible to view production orders along with different data that are arranged by work center or production order in the context of their purpose. Among such data are starting and ending times, waiting times, workflow periods and transportation periods between work centers. Capacity planning is performed taking into account the applicable factory calendar. Detailed data related to waiting times, exception days or shift work are taken as basis for calculation. In addition information about productive relations and scheduling rules can be displayed. Thus, inter-connected product orders can be viewed, activities compared and different schedules analyzed.
Analysis and Action
Another function of the canias ERP Capacity Planning (CAP) module is the work center comparison analysis. All work centers included in a certain production process can be compared to each other and optimized. For this analysis, the user is provided with a comprehensive database in which information about each production order is included and various criteria can be used to compare relevant work centers (e.g. lead time, actual period worked, machine capacity). In addition, the module has the capability to view capacity usage. This feature shows which resources in the relevant production order (e.g. tools, machines) have been used or consumed, when this occured and by how much. Furthermore, the canias ERP Capacity Planning (CAP) Module outlines, in relation to staff capacities, which employee will work in which operation, the status of staff capacity and whether another planning is to be carried out for idle capacity or not.
Rules and Structures Related to Audit
In order for the canias ERP Capacity Planning (CAP) module to have maximum performance, it is recommended that certain rules be recorded in the prescribed check table and the module be managed on the basis of such information. Capacity rules can also be issued.
Thereby, in addition to carrying out an analysis of potential delays, it is possible to optimize lead times and streamline resources. On the other hand, individual priority rules can be defined on a firm and plant basis and performances compared. It is also possible to determine lead times subject to a sequence (including inter-operational periods) and to record a multiplier for lead times. Another function of the module is to create capacity groups. Work centers where the same or similar tasks are issued in terms of capacity can be grouped together. The capacity bottlenecks can also be addressed in the canias ERP Capacity Planning (CAP) module.