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  • SCP 4.0 – Capacity and Constraint Planning

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    Apart from Forecasting and Planning capabilities, SCP 4.0 also includes an optional rough-cut Capacity Planning tool for addressing the capacity constraintsof a business.

    This graphical feature allows additional fine-tuning of the supply chain process by providing visibility over factory resource load vs. capacity (machines, work cells, etc.), and the ability to reschedule and pre-build product to fit within capacity constraints.

    SCP Capacity & Constraint Planning

    The SCP Constraint Control Center adds the realities of resource constraints… Capacity Planning, raw material availability, and minimum run or load requirements to your manufacturing or distribution needs.
    Existing orders as well as planned replenishment load is represented graphically against available resource capacities. Constraint representation can be in units or in hours (based on item run speed, setup time, etc).
    Orders can be manually dragged-and-dropped or automatically rescheduled to fit within constraints, based on priority codes. For seasonal businesses (back-to-school, etc), SCP also includes automated pre-building algorithms. Rescheduled orders are automatically communicated back to the planning engine as ‘constrained planned orders’.
    Need to know when an incoming customer order can be fulfilled? Use the SCP Capable-to-promise (CTP) feature to determine available start and finish dates based on constraint limitations.

    A prelude to the SCP Optimized Scheduling , this module provides vital information in order to accurately and realistically represent the supply chain.

    To download the free Supply Chain Planning Product Demo and Literature Pack please click Capacity and Constraints Planning Demo1