In the previous blog installments on manufacturing scheduling, we spent some time providing an overview of what the issues are with scheduling/planning, and what models might work best in specific shop situations. Incorporating enterprise resource planning software, we discovered, is an excellent way to make life a little bit easier on the scheduling/planning side. Today, we’ll look at some solutions on a point-by-point basis.
So, just how does ERP scheduling, in fact, make your life easier?
Through a variety of features and functions, ERP scheduling evolves from a hair-pulling exercise in frustration into a streamlined, low-stress process that efficiently and effectively guides and directs all the activities that need to occur on the shop floor. The most important of these features and functions include: (more…)