User Manual

Production Planning Section - For Production Planner

The Production Planning module allows:

  • scheduling manufacturing orders,
  • material and capacity planning,
  • assigning resources (parts, equipment, workers),
  • tracking the use of parts and fulfillment of work operations,
  • click-and-drag rescheduling,
  • seeing the production calendar and Gantt charts,
  • managing Bills of Materials and Routings,
  • managing Workstations,
  • seeing manufacturing statistics.

The Production planning section has the following sub-sections:

  • Manufacturing orders - a list of all manufacturing orders (MO), including service and repair orders.
  • Production schedule - the master production schedule, which shows all the manufacturing orders that have been scheduled, and allows click-and-drag rescheduling.
  • Workstations - a list of all workstations.
  • Workstation groups - a list of all workstation groups.
  • BOMs - a list of all bills of materials.
  • Routings - a list of all routings.
  • Statistics - statistical reports generated based on manufacturing orders.

Production Planning - Frequently Asked Questions

Scheduling new manufacturing orders:

  1. How to schedule a Manufacturing Order?
  2. How to edit the proposed schedule - materials, operations, workers?
  3. How to assign an operation to a worker? How to set default workers?
  4. What is finite resources scheduling? What is material and capacity planning?
  5. What is forward scheduling?
  6. What is backward scheduling?
  7. What is a multi-level manufacturing order?
  8. How to schedule subcontracted services?
  9. How to schedule make-to-order bespoke manufacturing?

Administrating manufacturing orders:

  1. Where do I see the master production schedule?
  2. How to view the Gantt chart of production operations?
  3. What are the parts statuses? What does the color coding mean?
  4. How to book, add or release materials from manufacturing orders?
  5. How to edit an operation, e.g. to assign workers, etc.?
  6. How to return a finished manufacturing order back to production?
  7. What are the Manufacturing Order statuses, how are the statuses updated?
  8. What is a multi-level manufacturing order?
  9. How to add important notes or a flag to an order?
  10. How to record serial numbers?
  11. How to keep track of subcontracted operations?
  12. How to approve or release a Manufacturing Order for production?

Re-scheduling manufacturing orders:

  1. What options are available for rescheduling manufacturing orders?
  2. How to dynamically reschedule manufacturing orders?
  3. How to book, add or release materials from manufacturing orders?
  4. How to manually edit an operation, e.g. to change workstation, duration etc.?
  5. How to change the manufacturing order quantity?

Production reporting for planner:

  1. Production reporting FAQ for workers.
  2. How to edit an operation, e.g. to fix input mistakes?
  3. How to force finish a manufacturing order as the production planner/manager?
  4. How to return a finished manufacturing order back to production?

Human resources planning in manufacturing:

  1. How to assign an operation to a worker from an MO?
  2. How to set default workers?
  3. What is a department?
  4. How to plan works by departments? How to assign operations to departments?
  5. How to report production operations using the departments?
  6. How to plan human resources when production is constrained by skilled workers?
  7. How to optimize production scheduling when workers' availability is constrained or unreliable?
  8. How to assign default departments to operations or workstations?

Production capacity - workstations and workstation groups:

  1. What is a workstation group?
  2. What is a workstation?
  3. What are the workstation properties?
  4. What are workstation group's properties?
  5. How to schedule and perform workstation maintenance?
  6. How are manufacturing overhead and labor costs calculated?
  7. What is a routing? How is it used in production planning?

Bills of Materials management:

  1. What is a Bill of Materials (BOM)? How is it used in material planning?
  2. How to add a Bill of Materials in MRPeasy?
  3. How to create a multi-level BOM?
  4. How to import a BOM?
  5. How to update many BOMs at once?
  6. How is the cost of the BOM estimated?
  7. How is the actual cost of materials for a product calculated?
  8. How to update the BOM of already planned Manufacturing Orders?
  9. How to track changes to a BOM (revisions)?

Routings management:

  1. What is a routing? How is it used in production planning?
  2. How to enter a Routing in MRPeasy?
  3. How is the operation duration calculated?
  4. How are manufacturing overhead and labor costs calculated?
  5. Examples of Routings.
  6. How to define subcontracted operations in the Routing?
  7. How to update the Routings of already planned Manufacturing Orders?
  8. How to track changes to a Routing (revisions)?
  9. How to export a Routing?
  10. How to import a Routing?

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