Master Schedule: the critical link between operational planning, order planning, and production release
The flexis scheduling framework offers customers greater agility within their demand schedule while also stabilizing the material, logistics, and transportation processes.
Support multiple planning philosophies with one system
Master Schedules can incorporate multiple planning philosophies when they are created. A flexis system brings together these philosophies as well as the data that they accompany in order to create a plan that can handle, for example, fully specified orders in a BTO scenario as well as quantity based allocations to support BTS philosophies. Methods such as order matching, stock considerations, and CTP can be applied to assist in the planning process.
Dynamically Plan your Master Schedule
Simultaneously stabilize your logistic processes in order to maximize your lean supply chain. Synchronize your need-based scheduling, lot size patterns, and supply capability for efficient production. Optimize supply security, material inventories, and transportation costs.
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Master Production Scheduling – Order Slotting
Create a master schedule that takes into account the operations plan and allocation from earlier S&OP planning stages and then pairs them up with material planning and logistics processes. The result is a smooth master schedule which serves as a stabilized base for subsequent order planning.
flexis solutions can prepare dynamic master schedules based off of demand while simultaneously maintaining lean logistics processes, delivering unsurpassable benefit to the customer.
Master Production Scheduling – Balancing
Level and smooth current orders in order to create a stable and uniform production plan based off of the operational plan and customer mix. Allow for a minimum needs-based stock replenishment to ensure punctual delivery while staying as lean as possible. The result is a smooth job program that efficiently utilizes all available resources.
Synchronize your needs based scheduling with your minimum lot size patterns for efficient production.
Optimize your transportation capacity through intelligent load density and schedule planning. Set pick up time windows (schedules) for necessary materials. The Transportation schedule combines material planning with load optimization in order to create an easy to use tool.
Optimize supply security, material inventories, and transportation costs as a whole.
Dynamically plan your master schedule. Stabilize your logistical processes.
Replace planned orders in the current master schedule with incoming real orders. Intelligent optimization techniques can help connect a new customer request with your current production plan in order to determine the best location for the order. Gain flexibility through offering customers a BTO option while preserving the stability of the master schedule.
Real-time delivery commitments to customers
Plan and book incoming orders based on the optimum available production slot allowing the customer delivery date to be quickly confirmed. Connect distribution reliability with production stability to create added customer value.
Quickly determine the best course of action when there is a new incoming order or if a customer order has been changed. Ensure that the delivery commitment can continue to be fulfilled as promised through material availability and supply chain cross checks. The promised delivery date can be further secured through supply chain stability for items that have long lead times.
Act purposefully – React quickly with advanced alerts
Recognize impending bottlenecks early on through predictive alert functions to reduce risk and enhance overall control. Fast planning functions allow you to make the best decisions for when unexpected disturbances arise. Alerts will also show whether changes need to be performed or the plan can remain unchanged depending on the affect and scope of the disturbance.