PLANNING: MRP AND SCHEDULER

The module of RPS Planning in medium and long term is based on an MRP II system (Manufacturing Resource Planning) which automatically generates the manufacturing orders, the purchase proposals and subcontracting necessary to resolve the demand planned.

It obeys the various Planning Policies:

  • On request or by Grouping Needs.
  • The availability of each item or family of items.
  • The sales orders and requirements for consumption prevision calculated according to the mobile or exponential movement.

In addition, RPS also provides the functionality of Scheduler or Task sequencer that permits short term planning with finite capacity, depending on the availability of the resources necessary for the:

  • The Manufacturing Orders.
  • The Project Tasks.
  • The Maintenance Operations.

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FUNCTIONALITIES

In relation to the MRPII:

  • The concept of planning simulation scenarios for loading of machines and materials.
  • Creation, maintenance and synchronisation of different scenarios with new schedules and shifts without affecting the real one.
  • Manual or automatic generation of Master Plans from Orders or Items.
  • Restocking lists.
  • Gross MRP calculations.
  • Net Requirement calculations.
  • Planning policies and different criteria for availability, which can be stopped by levels in order to carry out corrections that affect the lower levels.

In relation to the finite planning through sequencer:

  • Plan all the resources involved in the Manufacturing Orders, Projects and Maintenance: machines, groups of machines, tools, operators, qualifications and schedules.
  • Extremely fast calculation algorithm: 3,000 tasks per second.
  • It communicates with the Plant Data Capture System in order to keep the actual work situation updated.
  • The dependency between tasks, the loading of resources and free slots are displayed on the Gantt.
  • Plans resources that work per lot: furnaces, paint tunnels, part treatments… and alternative resources.
  • Performs simulations in search of the optimal results according to different criteria. These simulations are imported and exported to XML.
  • Flexibility for the treatment of tasks: dependencies, division of tasks in chain or parallel, fixation over time, allocation of more than one resource to a task and schedule changes.

BENEFITS

  • Reduction in stock of raw materials, semi-elaborated and finished product.
  • Maximum exploitation of resources.
  • Security in deciding when to subcontract.
  • Reduced downtime due to lack of materials.
  • Reliability of delivery times.
  • Time saving and improved planning quality.