Multi-constraint scheduling and sequencing
SYSPRO Factory Scheduler enables you to build a complete profile of your factory capacity by facilitating the definition and modeling of capacity loads around multiple constraints, such as machine availability, efficiencies, relative efficiencies and utilization; labor shifts and calendars; tooling; and in the advanced scheduler around material availability for bills of jobs. Sequence-dependent changeovers, transfer quantities and operation make, span and slack times are all catered for.
The system also caters for the definition of finite resources, such as lathes, which have the capacity to handle only one job at a time, or infinite resources, such as ovens or drying rooms, which have the capacity to handle multiple jobs in parallel, and includes the capability to designate resource states and preferred resources. Furthermore, it enables you to define capacity based not only on machine availability, but also on the characteristics or match properties (such as firing temperatures) of the product being scheduled.