MxAPS Advanced Finite Capacity Scheduling from Insight Works transforms production planning and scheduling from an inaccurate and time-consuming task into a responsive, repeatable, and highly accurate decision support activity.
Forward scheduling is production planning based on when resources are available to determine the shipping or due date. Forward scheduling will tell you when and how to manufacturer something based on the resources available today.
Unexpected machine downtime and machine maintenance can throw a wrench into any production schedule. With the MxAPS app from Insight Works, production schedules are automatically rebuilt to optimize the manufacturing process taking into account unavailable machine centers.
With MxAPS, users can add parameters for those that require non-production scheduling. The benefit is that non-production activity gets appropriately scheduled, and the time allocated to non-production tasks is tracked.