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.
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:
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.
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.
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