Advanced Planning & Scheduling

Advanced Planning & Scheduling

The production scheduling is a very critical but important issue for the manufacturing companies as it involves three key situations: customer order, production phase and product delivery. The optimization of the production phase is the main task of the planner, who must set the main production plan to be executed. The production processes are always subject to numerous daily events, downtimes, delays in deliveries from suppliers, resources saturation, lack of material, etc. Each critical event influences the production plan and the internal organization. The scheduler is able to respond promptly to these changes by providing a production plan in a simple and dynamic way, synchronizing all the requests with the progresses and the joint management of the available materials and resources. This result is represented with a dynamic Gantt that allows you to quickly and intuitively view the sequence of the various activities to be performed, up to indicate the dates of order end and delivery.

The scheduler of OPERA is designed to guarantee a flexible and real time approach to the production problems. The perfect synchronization in real time between planning & execution allows having a continuously updated production plan that takes into account all the events that occur in the production, upstream and downstream of every resource involved in the scheduling: a real "Synchronizer" of the factory. The scheduler allows production programmers to delete excel sheets and other tools to get a fast, reliable, interactive and web-based tool online with the production department. The scheduler is a very useful instrument if the data are managed in real time and the production procedures are well configured.

  • Master data management and company model definition
  • Finite capacity scheduling of primary and secondary resources
  • Calendars management
  • Load management (balancing on alternative resources, split, constraints and phase priorities, etc.)
  • Gantt by resource, by order
  • Management of the links between the orders
  • Materials management (raw materials and components)
  • Requirements and shortages management
  • Analysis and comparison of scheduling plans


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