The planning and scheduling process is critical for proper manufacturing management in all branches. It ensures the effective management of processes and optimised usage of manufacturing resources. Production planning and scheduling reduces manufacturing costs, as well as it enables you to increase efficiency, calculate material requirement accurately and prevent material overflow and shortages. Owing to production schedules, executives are able to fully control the process, and if required to respond quickly to any deviations. For manufacturing companies, the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (former Dynamics NAV) functionality has been enhanced with the Gantt’s chart solution.
Gantt’s chart (Gantt’s graph) is a very useful tool used for planning and scheduling projects and production. It is a graphical method for the visual presentation of schedules, including project phases, tasks, jobs scheduled on the timeline. The Gantt’s chart enables the user not only to plan and control scheduled milestones, but also reschedule the task by adjusting the snap targets on the timeline. Planning and coordinating scheduled actions on the timeline is an important part of building and managing an organisation.
With performance charts, the system analyses actual events entered and deviations (such as employee absences, unavailability of materials, insufficient instructions, machinery maintenance, power failures, contractor’s improficiency, holidays, strikes, insufficient competencies of contractors, lack of orders).
Lower production costs
Effective cost and material requisition planning
Machinery and employee task planning
Increased process and employees’ efficiency
Better relations with customers and vendors
Kontrola terminowości dostaw
Faster feedback to ongoing, unpredictable changes (defects,insufficient deliveries)
Detailed analysis of production bottle necks and weak points
Ensured production process continuity