Planning and Scheduling

Performance-driven companies have mastered the art of predicting and responding promptly to changes in customer demand with a minimal business interruption. Precise and flexible planning and scheduling are imperative to efficient and profitable operations. Epicor Kinetic (ERP) offers a comprehensive solution for forecasting, material requirements planning (MRP), scheduling, and advanced planning and scheduling to meet enterprises’ needs in this constantly ever-changing digital world.

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What is Planning and Scheduling Software?

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Planning and Scheduling Software refers to process management to optimize an enterprise’s raw materials and resource capacity. This solution is highly recommendable for manufacturers that produce a wide range of products, especially without paralleled operational visibility of the production facilities.

The Planning and Scheduling module was integrated into the Epicor Kinetic (ERP) system and has become a crucial component due to its critical role in generating an optimized but feasible production schedule.

Benefits of Planning and Scheduling Software

Epicor Kinetic (ERP)’s Planning, and Scheduling module can generate optimized schedules balancing production efficiency and delivery performance. Furthermore, it maximizes throughput on bottleneck resources to increase revenue. Thus, supply and demand can synchronize, and inventories, as a result, can decline. Notably, the module instantly keeps management updated on resource capacity company-wide. Last but not least, data from this module and the others in the entire system, such as Production Management or Project Management, also facilitates scenario data-driven decision-making.

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Epicor Kinetic Planning and Scheduling Features

Project Management

Epicor Project Management is a comprehensive solution for project managers planning and executing simple or complex projects that require intricate multi-level phases and strict costing. Embedded within the robust capabilities of Epicor Kinetic (ERP), Project Management utilizes the detailed estimation, planning, scheduling, costing, and supply chain logistics of Epicor Kinetic (ERP) for complete control and analysis (including cross-analysis) of any project.

Forecasting and Master Production Scheduling

Forecasting and Master Production Scheduling (MPS) in Epicor Kinetic (ERP) are designed to assist manufacturers and distributors with day-to-day control and long-range planning and decision making. Forecasting and MPS support your business strategies and those businesses that operate multiple mixed-mode approaches simultaneously. In addition, Epicor Kinetic users can generate forecasts from numerous historical sources (e.g., sales, invoice, and inventory usage history).

Multisite Management

Best-in-class enterprises are outpacing their competitors today with new initiatives to drive out redundancies and improve lead times. Maximizing the use of your internal supply chain can be a crucial differentiator. Not only are manufacturers and distributors looking for new tools to oversee multi-plant operations, but they are also looking to maximize the use of existing resources. Alternative production methods management helps optimize the production processes for specific parts in each plant, based on the resources available. Another optimization tool includes the transfer of material or semi-finished components to another plant for completion.

Material Requirements Planning

Built for the needs of the single site and extended enterprise, MRP offers cross plant and cross-company planning. Enhanced to provide plant source and product group sourcing of materials and assemblies, MRP automatically and visually extends the enterprise to manage supply and demand efficiently.

Scheduling and Resource Management

Multiple resource views and online scheduling tools such as the change impact informer offer the master scheduler and manager the ability to locate overload problems and slack conditions visually, then perform cost and throughput analysis on schedule changes before they are firmly committed. The scheduling engines use several factors that affect production quantity, setup time, production time, capacity, priority, and so on to calculate how long each job will take to complete. It then displays the schedule through the Job Scheduling Board, the Resource Scheduling Board, and the Multi-Resource Scheduling Board.

Advanced Planning and Scheduling

Available as an extension to Scheduling, Epicor Kinetic’s Advanced Planning and Scheduling incorporates the strength of the Scheduling engine. The tool enhances that motor with advanced functionality such as multiple constraint scheduling, a wide range of scheduling methods, visual drag-and-drop scheduling, capability and dependent capability-based scheduling, real-time capable-to-promise functionality, and advanced material planning functionality.

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Epicor Kinetic (ERP) is accessible on the cloud, hosted servers, and on-premises. It is flexible and personalizable to individual use, company practices, and multiple industries.

Data V Tech is Epicor’s Authorized Partner with over 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific. We provide well-timed implementation with full support for software localization. As a one-stop shop, we offer complete solutions for manufacturing, trading, and distribution businesses, from mobile applications to e-commerce and direct machine data integrations to Epicor Kinetic (ERP) software.