Capacity Planning is the base for important decisions and needs to answer questions with far-reaching consequences. Is new equipment required, do we have enough or even spare capacity?
To answer this, a precise planning under consideration of various parameters is required. Flexibility with regard to Market fluctuations is expected. Quick reaction and rearrangement is necessary.
Vistalution connects Sales Planning and Capacity Planning, and enables to investigate different Capacity Scenarios based on “life” Sales Forecast figures.
Efficient usage of your Manufacturing Equipment
Free Production Capacity is expensive. Every company tries to use available resources as efficient as possible. Nobody wants to see unused equipment in his factories.
Assigning projects to manufacturing machines so that lead times
and cycle times are optimally arranged can be very challenging. It requires reliably planned projects based on solid assumptions.
Define your Equipment for each Manufacturing Plant. Assign your projects and part numbers
Specifiy the relevant parameters for each machine to calculate the available capacity
Demand @ Machine
By assigning projects to your machines, the load can be calculated as basis for the Capacity Planning
Setup the working day calendars for each Manufacturing Plant to be considered for the capacity calculation
Create different scenarios to examine the best possible utilization
By importing new production data, you can easily implement and take current influences into account
Workflows help to ensure that all Projects are assigned to machines and nothing stays unconsidered
Independent from the Sales Planning Administration, the Capacity Planning Module can be managed by a dedicated Administrator