• what-if planning
  • true finite scheduling
  • live tracking

Prestige Scheduler is an electronic version of the familiar planning board used by manufacturing job shops, including printing and imaging companies, world-wide.

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Schedule Machines

with Variable Labor

Built to support shops with complex labor constraints, frequently over multiple shifts, Variable Labor Scheduling automatically adjusts your plan based on available operators and their skills. As fewer operators are available in later shifts, machines are stopped and work is delayed. With Variable Labor Scheduling, you can manage more work, more resources, more accurately than ever. Ask for more information and a demonstration.

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Overview

An accurate and responsive production planning and tracking system is an invaluable tool for complex organizations. It is the key link between production, sales, and management – a critical point, often stressed with the communication demands.

Prestige Scheduler is more than a scheduler – it is a communications tool. It connects with virtually any software. Import jobs, arrange the schedule, and publish changes in minutes. Schedules on PCs or web browsers are always current. Production employees know what’s expected and their progress is visible company-wide. Purchasers actually know what stock is needed and when. Sales people and customers can view the status of their jobs anytime, anywhere. Management can see important statistics like true available capacity, current loadings, and how much revenue is scheduled to ship. Just think of all the meetings you can cut out.

Planners have complete control over the schedule and its conditions. See right away what happens when a press is down for two days waiting on a part; or you add overtime; or another shrink-wrapper. Play with splitting jobs; change machines, adjust quantities. Test potential jobs and reserve space for proposals or estimates. The ripple effects occur before your eyes. If you don’t like them – just undo or restore a saved schedule. When you’re satisfied, publish the changes for the shop and web.

Finite capacity planning means you can’t over-schedule your resources – each work center does one operation at a time. You determine the sequence; Prestige Scheduler enforces the dependencies between operations and moves them for you. Jobs scheduled past their due date are clearly visible – now potential problems are addressed before they become fires.

Amazingly easy with common sense logic and comprehensive control, Prestige Scheduler has the tools and features you need without the complexity you don’t. Many of our customers start scheduling the day after we install it.

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Integration & Add Ons

Comparable scheduling systems often require you to replace your existing software and procedures. The expert installers and programmers at Pivotal Z create custom bridges to integrate Prestige Scheduler perfectly with your unique software and equipment. Integration is our specialty. And since each implementation is a custom build we can implement your business rules to save even more time. Our goal is zero double data-entry.

Prestige Scheduler has three key integration points: importing jobs (and changes to jobs), inventory tracking and allocation, and shop floor process updates. Furthermore, Prestige Scheduler supports plug-ins which let us modify or extend its out-of-the-box behavior.

MIS & Database Integration

MIS

Integration

  • PSI
  • Pace
  • DF Works
  • Hagen OA
  • Logic
  • Avanti
  • Printers Software
  • Great Plains
  • BPCS
  • JD Edwards

Database

Integration

  • ODBC
  • Microsoft Access
  • SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • PostGreSQL
  • AS-400 DB2
  • Excel
  • FoxPro

Don’t see your MIS or database system listed? Not to worry, Pivotal Z has experience working with a wide range of legacy and custom built systems. Contact us for specifics about your system!

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