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Capacity Planning Tool

Here is a Capacity Planning Tool to download, test and run with your own data.

You can see your work orders from sales, compare with available capacity. Gives you instant visibility on production capability and constraints.

A Simple Truth About Capacity Planning

“It was easy to see where they were going wrong…”

A short story and a simple truth about capacity planning.

Also a chance to give us feedback and get free access to the right capacity planning tool for your business.

The Biggest Production Planning Mistake with Excel

Excel is the most widely used software for production planning. Production planning is one of the most common applications for Excel in manufacturing. Yet, there is one common mistake that people make when production planning in Excel. Avoid doing this one thing and you will save yourself hundreds of hours of unnecessary and repetitive work with production planning data. The mistake:..

How Scheduling Can Co-Exist with Lean

Today, manufacturing excellence is built on execution. Lean manufacturing places emphasis on daily execution to customer demand. It favours a system of visual signals on the factory floor to replace computer planning and paper reports. Does this mean that production scheduling is in conflict with best practices of lean and demand-driven production? Certainly not. Scheduling goes far beyond Master Production Scheduling, is an essential part of integrated planning and a powerful way to model real-world constraints in a supply chain.

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