Intelligent Scheduling Standard Functions


Forward Scheduling for Utilizing the Maximal Capacity

Schedule planning based on the earliest available material delivery time of a customer order (CO)/ manufacturing order (MO) to generate its earliest completion date. This scheduling method can achieve the goal of maximization of production capacity.

  • Increase capacity utilization
  • Know the earliest allowable order delivery date

First-in, first-out (FIFO) Dispatching Logic

Scheduling according to the priority/time of the order receipt time, quickly planning an executable production schedule with limited capacity, and evenly distributed waiting time.

  • Short scheduling time
  • First-in, first-out reduces waiting time of work in progress (WIP)

Order Priority and Dispatching Logic

Scheduling according to order priority and flexibly set order priority according to factors such as order value, customer importance, and order product category.

  • Ensure order production priority
  • Effectively generate the MO production schedule in complex production environments

Automatic Order Priority Dispatching Logic

The scheduling engine will automatically update the order priority for scheduling based on the key indicator (Critical Ratio), which will continuously update as the ratio of the remaining process processing time to the order delivery date changes.

  • Automatically adjust the production priority according to the order’s production status
  • Focusing on meeting customer order due date

Limited/unlimited Resource Settings

The capacity may set to unlimited for the outsourcing process, and no need for a detailed calculation of production capacity resources. The MO will transfer to the following process after a fixed processing time.

  • The outsourcing process can be included in the scheduling considerations
  • Saving the time spent in non-bottleneck resource scheduling and effectively improving scheduling speed

Process transfer batch (fixed volume and quantity) setting

Each production process can set different transfer batches; the system can automatically generate split orders for shop floor operations.

  • Generate split orders for shop floor releasing.
  • Transfer batch settings can effectively simulate shop floor operations and increase scheduling accuracy.

Processing Waiting Time Setting

Before starting a specified process, a MO must wait for a specified time before start processing. For example, the heating process needs annealing cooling before beginning the following operation process.

  • Detailed simulation of shop floor production environment will avoid unreasonable processing.
  • The equipment can process the next batch while the processed batch needs to wait for a specific time.

Designated Station Completion Time Setting (Queue Time)

After the specified process starts, it must proceed to a specified process within a specified time. For example, after a MO finished the sandblasting process, it must be processed to the anode stage as soon as possible due to oxidation and rust.

  • Avoid batch damage or rework due to untimely processing
  • Reduce product defects caused by untimely processing

Priority Setting of Dispatching Logic for Individual Resource

Each resource can set its suitable dispatching logic. For example, non-bottleneck equipment can set FIFO dispatching logic to improve production efficiency, and bottleneck resources can set automatic priority.

  • Omit the complicated dispatching of non-bottleneck equipment and shorten the scheduling time
  • Generate the detailed dispatching plan for the critical or bottleneck machines