Production Scheduling

Control Production Runs, Inventory Levels, and Material Orders

DSI’s Production Scheduling application is aimed at plant managers and purchasing agents trying to get a better handle on when demand for raw materials and salable items are going to require action and how demand should be fulfilled.

Based on user criteria, the Production Scheduling application calculates demand for each item, taking into account several factors, such as on hand inventory, transit stock, planned receipts, and safety stock.  If demand is greater than supply, planned purchases, and production, entries are created in the schedule based on the item type. Production and purchasing lead times are taken into account so planned production and purchases can be performed in the appropriate period. If demand is to be fulfilled via production, demand is broken down to account for additional demands on raw materials.

The use of XML and XSL to generate the schedule in HTML format gives the user the ease of modifying the basic appearance of their schedules. HTML formatted plans can be viewed in any browser and published to the web.

Other features include:

  • Filters allowing the user to control the plant information they see by transaction type and item
  • Reports showing the comparison of a schedule with the actual production for the same date range
  • Demand not filled prior to need is highlighted red for better visibility