Self-applicable, high level, finite capacity , multi-constraints based scheduling software for industry

Overview

  • Key Features : Definition - Destination - Abilities - Benefits
  • Technical Features : H/S Requirements - Multi-users on network - Development tools - Fast and secure
  • Ergonomic Features : Self-applicable - Open - Windows standard - Customizable

Key Features


What is Sched?
Sched is a self-applicable, high flexible, finite capacity and multi-constraints based scheduling software.

Production environments
Scheduling supplies high flexible tools to schedule complex process operations destined for basic production, production centers and in-line production environments.



Quick Abilities Overview

Manage Resources

  • Hold resources database for every resource type (engines ,tools, operators ,vehicles, locations, subcontractors,...)
  • Maintain generic resources calendars for shifting and teams organization.
  • Collect all individual time events and build an accurate resources time line.
  • Manage individual resources time events
  • Manage individual resources skills

Manage Skills

  • Managing resources skills with associated scheduling choosing policy; for every resources including engines tools and fictive

Manage Resources Groups

  • Describe Equipments for centre or in-line production

Manage Standard Processes

  • Manage detailed processes description database oriented to scheduling .
  • Describe all authorized flows scenarios for each process, detailed by operation with 2 levels resources allocations.
  • Opening operation alternatives and fixing operation constraints
  • Fix set-up, production and end-up time for every operation
  • Fix interoperation delay
  • Fix splitting rules and inter operation overlapping

Manage first level Common Resources Allocation for the process

  • Define first level allocation (common resources for all operation a process) using the Sched powerful grammar
  • Define unlimited alternatives with specific degradation
  • Define masking characters for second level resources

Manage second level Resources Allocation for each operation

  • Define second level allocation ( resources to use with first level resources) using the Sched powerful grammar
  • with alternatives
  • Define unlimited alternatives with specific degradation
  • For each operation define different resources allocation for set-up, production and end-up time
  • Select the first level resources to be used for operation
  • Define resources to absolutely discard for each alternatives

Manage Scheduling Parameters

  • Maintain necessary parameters acting on scheduling such like individual productivity ratio, capacity ratio, machine efficiency, time degradation due to resources association, unauthorized resources association, resources preferences for production lines or engines, ...
  • Maintain a fictive resources reserve to ensure convenient scheduling with controlled and traceable capacity overflow acceptance.
  • Border the Scheduling TimeLine, fix the borders and time cells accuracy

Import Order from MRP or ERP

  • Collecting all planning orders with supplied importing tools or by direct creation

Convert mrp or commercial orders to production orders

  • Converting 'commercial orders' into 'production planning' exploitable by scheduling. Process operation for each new order is build from the standard process and became the order process

Manage Orders

  • Select the first level resources to be used for operation orders database with all required constraints allowing good scheduling simulation .
  • Manage scheduling time borders
  • Create chains linking several Order Together
  • Define start order policy (start just after, start after x hours) relating other order
  • Define start operation policy (start just after, start after x hours) relating other operation
  • Compute ganged priorities
  • Define scheduling parameters (Finite/Infinite Mode, placement policy)
  • Define fictive resources use policy
  • Define scheduling parameters (Finite/Infinite Mode, placement policy)
  • Define scheduling placements regressive (backward from ending date) or progressive mode
  • Define inter order time delay in days or hours
  • Define scheduling parameters (Finite/Infinite Mode, placement policy)
  • Refine individual order process operation taking into account new events (date changes, remaining quantities, setting time end, operation achievement, ...)
  • Refine the first level resources to be used for operation orders database with all required constraints allowing good scheduling simulation . List of authorized constraints : order time bound constraint; operations time bounds constraint, resource transition constraint, order dependency constraint, and resources constraint.
  • Refine the second level resources to be used for operation
  • Manage the orders terms (remaining times, status, priorities, )

Prepare Scheduling

  • Provide help in the prioritizing of tasks and computing the scheduling ganged priorities.
  • Allow global , individual or partial scheduling
  • Allow full automatic or scheduling with resources choice
  • Fix placements of several orders (new scheduling do not destroyed it)
  • Global scheduling control by excel sheet

Scheduling

  • Individual or global scheduling
  • Simulation
  • Scheduling obey to all defined constraints order time bound constraint; operations time bounds constraint, resource transition constraint, order dependency constraint, and resources constraint....
  • One detailed scheduling log for each order
  • Global results report by excel sheets
  • Reports by combination for each orders ; all placements results are available for each level 1 / level 2 resources allocation alternatives
  • Detailed placements for each order and operation with time, resources use, ...
  • Reports cost by combination for each orders and combinations (operators and engines costs)
  • Detailed

Scheduling Reports

  • Chain all post scheduling reports automatically.
  • For each order provide relevant scheduling info with a justification such as earliest beginning date , earliest delivery, production line choice, additional resource needed , delaying reason, ....
  • Provide detailed scheduling issues:
    • accurate delivery dates
    • accurate scheduling time line for each operation process with retained resources
    • all process combinations examined with individual results
    • a lot of interesting results on times, costs, transition times, time line placements, ...
    • information concerning accepted overflowing

Excel Scheduling Reports

  • Provide customizable excel reports as :
    • graphic capacity/charge by resource detailed by hour, day, week
    • detailed hourly, daily, weekly Gantt by resource
    • Gantt by order detailed by hour, day, week
    • detailed scheduling report by order
    • dispatching list by resource
    • capacity and charge report by resource and section
  • Allow individual scheduling for simulation, showing the effects of changes in minutes
  • Provide a useful tool for maintaining the major orders parameters .
  • Authorize separated forecast long term scheduling.

Export to MRP or ERP



Benefits

  • Provides an accurate, reliable and exploitable production planning and reports quickly.
  • Provides justifiable responses concerning forecast and current orders.
  • Provides substantial time reduction for production staff.
  • Provides substantial reduction of overstaffing.
  • Provides reduction of overtime.