caniasERP – Capacity Management (CAP) module ensures that production orders within a certain period are given a deadline according to (based on) the resource constraints in production and are scheduled according to generally accepted methods.
This module can be operated with different criterias depending on production order type and work center. Multiple planning results can be stored on the module and these results can be compared with previous plans. The performance of different strategies used in capacity planning can be compared through this feature.
There are multiple Scheduling Algorithms options supported by the Capacity Management module. Scheduling can be done by developing the most suitable algorithm for the needs of the enterprises. The extent to which scheduling, and optimization will be detailed is entirely left at the user's initiative. Different types of planning methods can be developed for different plants in the enterprise.
The Gantt chart in the module lists the capacity utilization of each work center based on the production order or work center and graphically displays the relationship between them. With the drag-and-drop function, information such as the start time, duration and work center of operations can be managed directly. The graphical representation of Critical Path, Late Operations, Missing Parts, and General Scheduling performance in the module allows users to recognize possible errors early. In this way, rapid responses can be given to sudden developments in the chart and early intervention can be made.
Production ranges can be displayed in the Capacity Management module. In this way, the period between the beginning of production and the end of the finishing process can be observed. Thanks to this data, different information such as production time, setup time and transportation time can be reached regarding the operation activities. Information on the rate of use of work centers, the rate of efficiency and operating times (start and end time, waiting time, setup time) are available in the system and can be used for production control.
Confirmation information for each operation is transferred live to the Capacity Management module. Here, information about production orders, such as start and end times, waiting times, workflow times, and shipping times between work centers, as well as delays in operation can be displayed. Capacity planning can be done by taking into account either the schedule of the work center or the factory calendar. The calculation is based on detailed information on waiting times, exception days, or shift system. In addition, information about the production relations and scheduling rules can be accessed through the system. Thus, production orders can be monitored, activities can be compared, and different charts can be analyzed.
Another function of the module is the work center comparison analysis. All the work centers involved in a particular production process can be compared and optimized. For this analysis, the user is provided with a database of detailed information on each production order step. Various benchmarks can be used to compare relevant work centers, such as setup time, actual time spent working, and machine capacity. It is also possible to display the capacity utilization in the module. This feature tells the user what resources are used and how much of the resources are used and consumed in the relevant production order. The Capacity Management module also provides data on staffing capacity, which employee to operate in which activity, staff capacity status, and other planning for non-evaluated capacities.
Enterprise-specific capacity rules and constraints can be defined in detail to obtain maximum performance from the Capacity Management module; In addition to performing an analysis of possible delays, it is also possible to optimize the setup times and organize the resources. On the other hand, priority rules can be defined on a plant (organization) basis and performances can be compared there as well. Sequence-dependent setup times (including inter-operation times) can be determined and specific constraints can be defined for preparation times. Another function of the module is to create capacity groups. Work centers with the same or similar tasks in terms of capacity can be grouped. Capacity bottlenecks also play an important role in this module.
The integration of the Capacity Management module with the entire system provides considerable advantages in production scheduling. Managing all processes through a single system allows users to evaluate and analyze the overall situation of companies by greatly reducing the workload and risks. According to (in line with) the results of production planning evaluated after the scheduling, the actions to be taken are much faster and more convenient thanks to full integration. The module is closely integrated with Production Management, Material Requirements Planning, Maintenance Management and Routing Management modules.