Why You Need Scheduling

If you manufacture products, you need a Production Schedule.  If you don’t have a tool to do this, it is generated de facto.  Production moves constantly, even in a distributed, discrete environment.  A problem in one area affects the rest of the shop, whether you want it to or not. 

A Scheduler will plan today's work, alert you to what's on time and what's falling behind and keep track of every single piece of work as it's happening.  The right tool in this role actually helps production move more rapidly.  

You need a proper Schedule to: 

Track Materials: No work can be done without the parts to make it.  Without a tool to track what you have, how much and where, you can't complete production. 

Calibrate Tools: Without knowing whether a tool is calibrated properly and when it will come due, you cannot ensure that the diameter of a hole or the angle of a stamped part are correct.  

Eliminate Downtime: If you don't know where something is, you can't move it to a work center that can handle the work.  When a machine is down and you don't have a Schedule, work backs up, Orders get delayed and parts and materials stack up everywhere.  

Why Can't My ERP Do Scheduling?


Your ERP doesn’t know a dollar from a wrench.  ERPs handle the current business processes within an organization.  They do not flex well.  They can keep track of transactions but they cannot predict problems or provide solutions when things go wrong. 

Scheduling allows you to:

  • calculate production times for Orders,
  • schedule current work,
  • allocate work to operators and work centers,
  • track work complete,
  • re-calibrate for expected completion time, and
  • move work to keep productivity and efficiency high.

The addition of a Scheduling tool to your ERP is essential for modern manufacturing, especially a product that knows Tooling and Materials availability, time estimates, work priorities and other production data that is critical to shipping both correctly and on-time.  


Keep Production on Schedule

Falling behind schedule on one order negatively impacts all of production. Overloaded machines create bottlenecks, Operators are put on hold and customers lose faith in the reliability of your company.

Get the most out of every resource when you schedule work with Quantum. Eliminate guesswork and control your workflow with the most sophisticated scheduler on the market.

Quantum Includes:

  • Real-Time Job Tracking
  • Production Scheduling
  • Machine Maintenance
  • and more...

Shop Floor Scheduler

Let's Get to Work

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Experience how Quantum:

  • Permanently Eliminate Errors
  • Improves Every Phase of Production
  • Sets the Stage for Your Future

If you’re still not convinced Quantum is the right fit for your shop, our Experts can send you a list of alternative solutions from our extensive network.

Scheduling Features

Deliver end-to-end control from Engineering through Delivery as part of standard product. Provide your team the tools they need to build it right, ahead of schedule and under budget, with Quantum.

  • Optimize your schedule with order prioritization

  • Stay on schedule with estimated vs actual build time

  • Identify and redirect bottlenecks

  • Real-time dashboard of order progress

  • Flow of consecutive work centers

  • Collection of Estimated versus Actual on-job time

  • Optimize work flow with "What if" scenarios

  • Instantly review job data with quick view hovers

  • Scalable calendar view from hours to months

  • Maintain equipment with planned upkeep alerts

  • Track on time production with due date identifiers

  • Pull labor data reports over user defined intervals

  • Release top priority work to all stations to deliver on time
  • Collect machine maintenance documentation

  • Flag any down work centers during maintenance

  • Report time on job of every user

  • View of all open and last 24 hour completed orders

  • Track progress with color-coded job status

  • Resolve issues with the interactive Quality dashboard

  • Control rerouting on non-sequential or batch operations

  • Keep production on schedule with resequence/rerouting

  • Adjust to customer needs with quantity updates

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