Don’t Sweat The Never Ending Changes That Impact Your Production Schedules

Scheduling in many companies has gone from an art form to a reactive juggling act of constantly changing customer demands. Too often, the ability to keep every nuance of production, demand, supply and optimization has exceeded what is humanly possible. Not only is customer delivery performance at risk, but more importantly the cost of any overtime needed to complete the work. You may also run into multiple setups lowering your efficiency and inflated inventory for just-in-case needs, all leading to internal frustration. Successful manufacturing is not just planning, but matching planning with execution on the shop floor. The best manufacturing plan does nothing if a shop floor worker choosing the wrong job can single-handedly reschedule the entire shop.

Infor SyteLine (CloudSuite Industrial) takes the headache and worries out of planning and scheduling. By integrating the “science” of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), SyteLine automatically plans and schedules materials, production and capacity order-by-order, eliminating lag times in the planning process and delays in customer order delivery. The schedule drives shop floor execution with dynamic, real-time electronic work center dispatch information that can be “artfully” manipulated by supervisors to get the most out of your people, machinery and facilities. Shop floor touch screen reporting continuously updates production information. This drives efficiency, feedback and visibility in a proactive process. Results of this include lower inventory levels, reduced waste, and increased customer service levels.

No matter what your Scheduling challenges …
  • Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS)
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Forecasting
  • Available-to-Promise
  • Scheduling
  • Setup Reduction Rules and Sequencing
  • Kanban Replenishments
Infor SyteLine (CloudSuite Industrial) has you covered …
  • Increased planning visibility —
    • Every order knows the required jobs and POs
    • Every supply knows the demand that it supports
    • Gain new insight into your inventory and your resources (machines, operators, work centers, cell, and facility utilizations)
  • Simultaneous materials & resource scheduling —
    • Plan all materials and capacity needed to satisfy the customer order
    • Balance available capacity with the actual projected workload, whether capacity is finite or infinite
    • Continually adjusted plans are based upon the changing dynamics of your manufacturing environment
  • What-if capabilities allow you to determine the impact of decisions.
  • Real-time promise dates at the time of order entry that consider the constraints of both material and capacity.
  • Freeze schedules
  • Explode all assembly schedules into component requirements
  • Consume forecasts with actual orders as they are received
  • Use the master production schedule (MPS) to control production of key end items to help you protect your schedule from fluctuations in order-based demand (forecasts, customer orders, parent job orders, etc.)
  • Material Planning Workbench for automatic individual or mass creation of Purchase Orders, Jobs, or Transfer Orders
  • Run MRP for all sites or individual sites
  • Define a source per part — Manufactured, Purchased, or Transferred to the sourcing site
  • Replicate MRP planned transfer orders to the supply sites in your multi-site environment
  • Peg each supply against demand using the Pegging Display form
  • Exception messages when exceptions occur, such as on-hand quantity dropping below safety stock or when a planned receipt is no longer needed (or needs to be moved in/out in time)
  • Order Action to determine the job orders and purchase orders that must be generated and released for a given item to be available when needed
  • Schedule planned orders generated by MRP or APS, firm jobs, working estimate jobs, planned estimate jobs, and production schedules
  • Schedule resources to perform operations
  • Utilize scheduling shifts, holidays, resources, resource groups, departments, and work centers
  • Prioritize jobs by setting sequence and selection rules
  • Identify late jobs and causes using the Scheduling Analyzer

Manufacturers may choose to leverage the planning and scheduling capabilities within Infor SyteLine (CloudSuite Industrial) by producing either an advanced MRP (material requirements planning) plan or a complete APS plan. You can plan jobs that cross reference directly to specific customer orders, manufactured products and assemblies to match stocking needs, and combine like products and components, thereby minimizing setups while leveraging speed and efficiency. While SyteLine is automating the production plan it will always include all existing and planned orders, material and capacity constraints, supply from vendors and BOM routings. This ensures nothing slips through the cracks. SyteLine will do this in a fraction of the time it takes to use the old planning methods.

Call The Lake Companies today at 920-406-3030 to learn more.

Infor SyteLine Benefits

Infor SyteLine Benefits
Our suppliers love the system

SyteLine’s Kanban system has significantly reduced managed our inventory levels with little effort. Our suppliers love the system, as it drastically reduced the reschedules of purchase orders and reduced their costs as well.

Janet Ciccone
PRC Laser Corporation

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Did You Know?

The Lake Companies is an Infor Certified Solution Partner providing the Doc-Trak and Shop-Trak applications that are sold under the Infor name.
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