Next, Production Scheduling must be determined, which is made by Machine Loads, which can be easy visualized in a Gant Chart. With these instruments, it is possible to obtain Shop Floor Planning and Control as well as the possibility to reschedule production based on changes in Sales Orders.
Functional dimension MRP II: P17--To calculate production needs, P18--To allocate work orders on available machines, P19--To make the production sequencing schedule, P20--To calculate machines load, P21--To show the GANT Chart with the work orders sequencing, P22--To calculate production needs through sales order lead times, P23--To open work orders through the economic production quantity, P24--To calculate production capacity, P25--To plan and control the shop floor, P26--To reschedule production after changes made in sales orders, P27--To simulate production needs from sales forecasts, and P 28--To integrate with the supervisor systems (CIM, SKADA, MES, etc.)
We all know there is a project management continuum: from managers who try, or are instructed, to apply basic principles of managing vendors, project costs, schedules, and timelines for multiple projects to certified PMPs, who exist to fill in issue logs, risk assessments, context matrices, GANT charts
, and the like.