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Finite Capacity Scheduling

Comparison of Scheduling Technology

 

Scheduling Methods      Systems   Philosophies  
Features and Functions FCS      ERP TOC 6 Sigma Lean
     Actual cost per operation & WO yes no no no no
     Actual move time per operation yes no no no no
     Actual queue by   operation by WO yes no no no no
     Bill of Materials (BoM) yes yes no no no
     Customer number yes yes yes yes yes
     Cycle time per operation & WO yes no no no no
     Days Early/Late by work order yes no no no no
     Detailed work center   to-do report yes no no no no
     Dynamic Simulation based  yes no no no no
     Dynamic WO priority management yes no no no no
     Variable capacity   conditions yes no no no no
     Multiple resource   constraints yes no no no no
     Operation Start &   Finish Times yes no no no no
     Percent utilization by work center yes no no no no
     Predictable feasible results yes no no no no
     Preliminary WO priority management yes yes yes no no
     Q-ratio report by   work order yes no no no no
     Quantity yes yes yes yes yes
     Release date option by date/time yes no no no no
     Resources required yes yes yes ? ?
     Routing number yes yes yes ? ?
     Sequence Number yes yes yes no no
     Setup minimization yes no no no no
     Standard setup time yes yes yes ? ?
     Supports Data collection yes yes no no no
     Supports management performance   analysis yes no no no no
     Supports Order tracking yes yes no no no
     Supports WIP status yes no no no no
     Unit of measure yes yes yes yes yes
     Variable move time options yes no no no no
     WC Backlog Conditions yes no no no no
     WC capacity requirements over time yes no no no no
     WC Queue Hours yes no no no no
     What-if Report   comparison yes no no no no
     WO early/late report yes no no no no
     Work Center yes yes yes yes yes
     Work Center to-do Report yes no no no no
     Work Order number yes yes yes yes yes
   Quantity units yes yes yes yes yes
Predictable Delivery Dates yes no no no no
Supports Tactical Management yes no limited limited limited
User definable strategic management yes no no no limited
Allows user defined   reports and graphs yes no no no limited

Please advise IPPSA if any data you believe is not valid.


 Written by Bill Kirchmier 12/04/2012.