Visual scheduling thoughts

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

How to jumpstart Business Central production scheduling [podcast]

The Business Central Manufacturing Show is back. This podcast started as something I would call a “first COVID lockdown project” in spring 2020. Six months ago, I lost a bit of traction, then got...

5 steps to jumpstart Business Central production scheduling

Are you struggling to find the easiest way to manage your production schedule? Through our clients, we have seen a long list of scheduling “solutions” that may sound familiar to you. Let me list a...

Drag & drop production scheduling, automatic scheduling, or both?

If you are reading this blog post, you already know the difficulties of scheduling your production purely with standard Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central. Working on a proper...

Project and resource planning reference: Using capacities efficiently

Inarca SpA, a company based in Vigodarzere in Padua Italy, has been designing and developing connectors, terminals, connection technologies, and machines for electric connections (parts you find in...

Visual production planning in NAV: Smoother processes and happy employees

The German manufacturing company Winter + Freis replaced their "analog" production planning with an ERP system and realized that a graphical planning board was needed in addition to make their...

Making scheduling extensions extensible: new scheduling flexibility

A few weeks ago, we released version 1.10 of both the Visual Production Scheduler and the Visual Jobs Scheduler as well as version 1.5 of the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler for Microsoft...

4 key challenges of project planning in Business Central and how to master them

When thinking about a blog topic and knowing I wanted to write something about visual project planning, I came across a lot of internet articles about the typical reasons why numerous projects fail....

The State of Dynamics 365 Business Central and Manufacturing Report

A few months ago, I shared with you, on the one hand, my frustration about the lack of generally available market data about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Not only, but especially when it...

Fake it till you make it: Production schedule simulations in the VAPS

When developing the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler to bring finite capacity scheduling capabilities to Business Central, we researched, surveyed, and heard what our customers had to say. They...

Release 1.5 of Visual Advanced Production Scheduler for Dynamics 365 BC

Shortly before Easter, we released version 1.5 of our Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS), the only available finite capacity scheduler that fully integrates with the manufacturing module of...

Visual Scheduling Thoughts

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

5 steps to jumpstart Business Central production scheduling

Are you struggling to find the easiest way to manage your production schedule? Through our clients, we have seen a long list of scheduling “solutions” that may sound familiar to you. Let me list a...

Drag & drop production scheduling, automatic scheduling, or both?

If you are reading this blog post, you already know the difficulties of scheduling your production purely with standard Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central. Working on a proper...

The State of Dynamics 365 Business Central and Manufacturing Report

A few months ago, I shared with you, on the one hand, my frustration about the lack of generally available market data about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Not only, but especially when it...

Easily identify bottlenecks with Gantt Charts in Business Central

Bottlenecks are common occurrences that happen in any industry that work with limited capacity. In general, the existence of bottlenecks could lead to stalls in production, supply overstock, issues...

How to do proper resource scheduling when your machine breaks down

In the manufacturing industry, it is normal to have machines break down. Therefore, companies invest in preventive maintenance. The same would be the case if you were working with actual people, who...