Planning and Scheduling

Proactive and Efficient Planning and Scheduling

Effective resource management plays a crucial role in achieving your business goals. A robust Planning and Scheduling module with a user-friendly interface and advanced capabilities can enable you to check inventory and allocate resources effortlessly. Meanwhile, it helps you keep track of progress and performance in real-time. As a result, you can resolve scheduling conflicts quickly. And that is the goal of Epicor Kinetic’s Planning and Scheduling module.
Epicor Kinetic Planning and Scheduling

What is the purpose of the Planning and Scheduling application in Kinetic?

The primary purpose of the Planning and Scheduling application in Kinetic is to help organizations create optimized production schedules that take into account a wide range of factors, such as production capacity, material availability, labor constraints, and customer demand. By automating the planning and scheduling process, the application can quickly generate schedules that balance these factors, taking into account both short-term and long-term objectives.

How does Epicor Kinetic's Planning and Scheduling enhance operations?

The Planning and Scheduling application in Kinetic can enhance operations in several ways. For example:

  1. Improved production planning: By considering all relevant factors, the application can generate more accurate and efficient production plans, which can help organizations better utilize their resources and reduce waste.
  2. Faster response times: The application can quickly generate new production schedules to changes in demand or other factors, allowing organizations to respond more rapidly to changing market conditions.
  3. Better coordination: The application can help organizations better coordinate production schedules with other supply chains activities, such as transportation and inventory management, leading to a more efficient overall operation.
  4. Improved communication: The application can help organizations communicate production schedules and plans to all relevant stakeholders, including production teams, sales teams, and customers, enhancing transparency and reducing errors.

Overall, Kinetic’s Planning and Scheduling application can help organizations optimize their production planning and scheduling processes, leading to improved efficiency, reduced costs, and better use of resources.

Epicor Kinetic Planning and Scheduling

Planning and Scheduling Module's Top Features

Forecasting and Master Production Scheduling

Forecasting and Master Production Scheduling

Streamline your forecasting and master production scheduling with Kinetic’s integrated Material Requirements Planning module. This solution simplifies both day-to-day operations and long-term planning, providing features such as forecasting, forecast analysis, inter-company trading, master production schedule, driving capacity, and more.
Epicor Kinetic Epicor Smart Demand Planner

Epicor Smart Demand Planner

Smart Demand Planner, a cloud-based solution, selects the right model for each item. It accounts for trends, seasonality, and promotional/event-driven demand and includes an intermittent demand model for accurate forecasting of inventory needs. Collaborate and review forecasts with authorized stakeholders, measure forecast accuracy with Kinetic software for a hassle-free experience.
Epicor Kinetic Material Requirements Planning

Material Requirements Planning

Maximize efficiency and manage supply and demand with Epicor MRP. Designed for single sites and extended enterprises, MRP offers cross-plant and cross-company planning features, e.g., MRP Generation, Material Planning, Planning Contracts, Dynamic Lead-Times, Part Planning Tools, and more. This tool aims to optimize your supply chain, from forecasting and MPS to MRP generation.
Scheduling and Resource Management

Scheduling and Resource Management

This extension enhances the power of the Planning and Scheduling module with advanced functionality, e.g., Production Scheduling Board, Alerts, Finite Scheduling, Drag-and-Drop, Operation Complete Quantity and Complete Time Displayed, Overload Informer, Multilevel Assemblies, Schedule Multi-Job.
Epicor Kinetic Scheduling and Resource Management

Advanced Planning and Scheduling

The Advanced Planning and Scheduling extension takes the Scheduling engine to the next level. It offers multiple constraint scheduling, Capable-to-Promise, Multiple Resource Scheduling Board, Multiple Constraints, Finite or Infinite Capacity, Advanced Material Planning, Unlimited What-If
Multisite Management

Multisite Management

This is an excellent tool for manufacturers and distributors to oversee multiplant operations and maximize the use of existing resources. Alternative production management methods help optimize the production processes for specific parts in each plant based on available resources, incl. transferring them to another plant.

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    MRP = Material Requirement Planning.
    The process of planning the materials needed to produce a product or service.


    CRP = Capacity Requirement Planning.
    The process of planning the necessary production capacity to complete the production schedule.


    FCS = Finite Capacity Scheduling.
    A scheduling process that takes into account the limited production capacity.


    BOM = Bill of materials.
    A list of materials required to manufacture a specific product or service.


    BOO = Bill of Operations.

    A document that lists the sequence of steps and operations required to produce a product or service.


    RUA = Resource Utilization Analysis
    The process of analyzing how effectively resources, such as equipment and labor, are being used to produce a product or service.


    WOV = Work Order Variance.
    The difference between the actual cost of producing a product and the estimated cost on the work order.


    PAC = Production Activity Control.
    The process of controlling and monitoring the production process to ensure that products are being produced efficiently and on schedule.


    WCG = Work Center Group.
    A collection of work centers that have similar functions or production capabilities.


    JSI = Job Status Inquiry
    A function that provides information on the status of a specific job or work order.


    OCD = Operation Completion Date
    The date on which a specific operation within a work order is scheduled to be completed..

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