GENERAL FEATURES 

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(Level1) Graphic displays for easy review of information 

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(Level1) Gantt charts available for screens and reports

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(Level1) Consistent user interface on menus, screens, reports, etc. 

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(Level1) Over 26 standard reports 

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(Level1) Unlimited User-Defined Reports & Tailored Report Menus

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(Level1) International date formatting - Windows Local Regional Options 

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(Level2) Can run stand alone or integrated with ERP, MRP, MES, or Accounting 

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(Level2) Plant-wide View Only Reporting Sharepoint-Intranet

 

SCHEDULING FEATURES

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*Parallel resource/event-based simulation schedule engine

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*12 schedule rules, plus unlimited user-defined rules 

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*Score Card to compare results and evaluate the best rule  

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*Optional "forward or backward" scheduling 

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*Calculates completion date using forward scheduling 

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*Calculates release date using backward scheduling 

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*Instant review of scheduled days early or late per order 

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*Multi-level, assembly-structure scheduling 

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*Powerful "what-if" schedule comparison feature 

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*Save unlimited alternate schedules for "what-ifs" 

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*Auto/Optional adjust order release dates to synchronize finish-times to due dates

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*Auto/Optional reschedule prior operations from bottleneck backwards

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Tracks 'Schedule-Drift' over time, showing plant success in staying on schedule

 

CAPACITY FEATURES 

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*User-definable shop calendars

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*User-definable holidays (non-working shifts) per calendar

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*User definable operation unit of measure

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*Capacity consumption by resource

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*Groups work-stations into work centers

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*Utilization by resource and work center

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*Allows production costing per operation-step

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*Calculates labor pool requirements by day, week or month

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Displays capacity demanded and unused per resource 

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Recommends overtime capacity needed to achieve 100% on-time performance

 

 

SIMULATION MODELING FEATURES  

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(Level1) Each operation has both setup time and variable run-time tied to quantity, and move-time to next work center.

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(Level1) Operation UOM quantity conversion lets quantities vary.  Also Useful for transfer-batch JiT overlapping.

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(Level1) Earliest date to release an order

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(Level2) Multiple stations / resources demanded per operation

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(Level2) Overlapping operations by time gaps

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(Level2) Parallel overlapping operations

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(Level2)JiT overlapping between operations

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(Level3) Multiple resource types per operation

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(Level3) Many-to-one work-order structures (e.g. Project Structure / Assembly BOM's)

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(Level4) One-to-many order structures (Material Pegging Allocations/Purchasing Recommendations)

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(Level5) Tailored material features, including dynamic simulation of receipts / issues over time

 

ROUTING FEATURES 

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(Level1) Retains standard routings 

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(Level1) Unlimited number of operation steps per routing

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(Level1) Copy feature to create new routings from similar routings 

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(Level1) Allows "template routings" to be used for similar orders

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(Level1) Has optional costing to compare budget to actual

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(Level1) User-definable setup time and run rates

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(Level1) Unlimited routing comments per operation 

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(Level2) Copy orders from routings; copy routings from orders

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(Level2) Allows routings to be downloaded from a host data system

 

SCHEDULING RULES  

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(Level1) Critical ratio

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(Level1) Minimum slack time

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(Level1) Minimum slack time per operation

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(Level1) Oldest due date

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(Level1) Shortest process time

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(Level1) Least work remaining

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(Level1) First come first serve

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(Level1) Management priority

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(Level1) Any of the above combined with management priority

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(Level1) Unlimited user defined priority or optimization rules 

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(Level1) Work Center Specific Rules in customized import

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(Level1) Due-dates / release dates of all orders in a BOM structure

 

ENHANCED OPTIONAL FEATURES (see Product Levels)  

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Preferred Work Station-Constraints / Per Operation Step

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Variable capacity per shift over time (calendar holidays)

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Unique Calendar per work station (explicit stations)

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Actual Days Delay: Current Location Versus Last Activity

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Overlapping Between Operations

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Operation 'Networks' Inside Work-Orders

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Seize/Release Resources Over a Series of Operations

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Setup Management - Seek Best Match in Queue

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Setup Management - Recognize Setup State of Idle Machine

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Setup Management - From-To Matrix of Changeover Times

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First Start Time Constraint (earliest time of day to start operation)

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Last Start Time Constraint (latest time of day to start operation)

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Flexible Machine Systems (mix of parts on multiple pallets) 

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