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The master production scheduling process translates a business plan into a dynamic and comprehensive product manufacturing schedule. - Master Production Scheduling (MPS) helps your management team balance and integrate the needs of marketing, manufacturing, finance and–most importantly–your customers.

Master Production Scheduling At-A-Glance

Master Scheduling

  • Planning workbench
  • Multiple scheduling cycles
  • Concurrent MPS planning views
  • Cycle options and policies consistent with Material Requirements Planning controls
  • Choice of current or simulated data for what-if analysis
  • Multi-level pegging
  • Master schedule items at multiple levels
  • Independent and dependent demand items
  • Spares item scheduling
  • Time fence control at item level
  • Computer planned orders
  • Selectable CPO conversions
  • Generation of purchase requisitions and contract releases
  • Creation of manufacturing orders

Rough-Cut Capacity Planning

  • Current or simulated analysis of critical resources and capacities
  • Based on representative routings

On-Screen Exception Planning

  • Paperless analyst review of suggested actions by item
  • Reschedule open commitments by system-suggested due date
  • Highlights items with inadequate lead time
  • Overstock analysis
  • Cancellations suggested
  • Sensitivity filters allow planners to control volume and types of exceptions

Planning Bill of Materials

  • Parent item may be a model, product or family group
  • Support of revision control
  • Current or simulated versions
  • Component mix percentages

Forecast Demand

  • Automatic generation of repeating forecast based on quantities, intervals and dates
  • By location within operating unit
  • Item forecasts generated from planning bills
  • Pegging to demand source
  • Forecasts optionally consumed by bookings
  • Demand stream references
  • Forecast maintenance

Firm Planned Orders

  • By location within operating unit
  • For multiple products with scheduled deliveries
  • Option to convert to manufacturing orders
  • Support for full attributes of manufacturing work orders

Sample Inquiries and Reports

  • MPS Planning by Item
  • MPS Exceptions by Item
  • Available-To-Promise
  • Critical Path Lead Time
  • MPS Detail
  • MPS Summary
  • MPS Exceptions
  • Sales and Operations Planning