Functions of the Visual Production Scheduler

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Drag & Drop planning of production orders

Move the position of production orders by simple mouse actions – horizontally to modify start and end dates or vertically to modify assignments to different work or machine centers. When moving production orders, you can also recognize the capacities of resources, and non-working periods are visually emphasized in the calendar.

 

Drag&Drop planning of production orders in the production module of Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Complete integration in NAV

The Visual Production Scheduler has been completely integrated into Microsoft Dynamics NAV as a page applying the Dynamics NAV .NET Framework Interoperability concept. This integration allows for a seamless collaboration of Microsoft Dynamics NAV and the add-in. Double-clicking on production orders for instance opens the production order card, while double-clicking on a work center correspondingly opens the work center card

The Visual Production Scheduler has been completely integrated into Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Visual decision support in real time

The Visual Production Scheduler is not just an interactive Gantt chart. Apart from the time-related position of production orders and their allocation to resources it also shows the workload of the resources. When a production order is moved exceeding resource capacities, a visual warning will be displayed enabling you to react immediately. This way, you can keep dates and capacities in check any time!

 

Visual decision support in real time for production planning in NAV

Automatic Scheduling of Successors and Predecessors

When operations being part of a production order are moved, the successors and predecessors can be automatically shifted with them while at the same time the float time is always minimized. This can be done with both sequential and parallel operations.

Automatic Scheduling of production orders in Dynamics NAV

Disposability of material

By a right click on the production order a graphical bill of material of the PO opens according to the planned starting date. Simulate possible disposabilities of the material for an earlier date and you can easily decide, if you want to postpone a production order or not.

Graphical Bill of Material of the production order in Dynamics NAV

Production order view

  • Data shown by production order status, production number and work/machine center which is responsible for the respective operation.
  • Focused on the question: Do I manage to finish my production order in time?
  • Indicates also resource conflicts.
  • Allows interactions, i.e. drag and drop of operations and production orders.
  • Typical user roles: Production planer, Sales
Production order view in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Production Module

Resource view

  • Data shown by work and machine centers.
  • Focused on the question: Where do I have capacity bottlenecks and which operation do I need to move to change this?
  • Indicates also delivery time conflicts.
  • Allows interactions, i.e. drag and drop of operations and production orders.
  • Typical user roles: Production planer
Maschinenansicht in der Dynamics NAV Plantafel

Histogram

  • Data shown by work and machine centers.
  • Only focused on capacity bottlenecks. Provides capacity overview at one glance.
  • Interactions not allowed.
  • Typical user roles: Production supervisor, Plant manager, Production planer
Kapazitätenansicht in der Dynamics NAV Plantafel

VPS JavaScript add-in

  • graphical planning board without client-side installation that visualizes production orders and resources
  • completely integrated in NAV
  • delivered as part of the VPS set-up
  • from NAV 2013 R2
VPS Web Client add-in for visual production planning in Dynamics NAV 2013 R2