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Advanced Planning and Scheduling

Better determine requirements for materials and capacity while ensuring efficient use of production assets for more lean production practices.

Maximprise planning and scheduling software keeps inventory levels low and cost at a minimum.

  • Plan for an optimized capacity utilization of your shop floor resources with lean and efficient production management
  • Quickly calculate recommendations for what is needed, how much is needed, and when it is needed with MRP to keep inventory levels and cost at a minimum.
  • Make advanced planning and scheduling trade-off decisions considering finite capacity and available resources.
  • Optimize manufacturing production runs, alleviating major cost and time conflicts in the process.
  • Set accurate expectations by providing customers with a reliable delivery date based on actual availability of resources.
  • Multiple advanced production scheduling options to level-load production across alternative workcenters.


Maximprise production planning seamlessly integrates with inventory, purchase, subcontracting and accounts, giving you overall visibility to make timely and sound decisions. You can benefit from a flexible and comprehensive planning, scheduling and execution system regardless of whether you are a single plant, multi-plant, multi-geography or multi-company enterprise. Maximprise material requirements planning (MRP) can be used to identify shortfalls in the material as per work order specific BOMs. These shortfalls can then be converted into manufacturing orders for internal manufacturing or material requisitions to purchase module for external sourcing. These requisitions can specify whether material is to be purchased or subcontracted. In case of manufacturing order or job-work order, Maximprise helps the planner to arrange the required material for manufacturing.

Finite Capacity Scheduling

Schedule with Finite Capacity and Resource Constraints

  • Consider constraints of workcenter capacity and available resources
  • Increase profits by optimizing manufacturing production runs, alleviating major cost and time conflicts, and minimizing inventory and costs in the process.
  • Comprehensive, ultra-detailed, and fully automatic Finite Capacity Scheduling system
  • Schedule production operations based upon available workcenter loading and capacity with selectable logic (forward, backward, or both)
  • Plan resources to ensure or account for availability of employee skills, tools, workcenter space, etc.
  • Level load schedules across multiple workcenters
  • Includes visual representations of jobs and workcenter loading

Capable to Promise

  • Calculate the earliest date that a prospective sales order can be completed based on material and capacity constraints
  • Clear visibility of the impact of material and labor shortages, or downtime on the production schedule

What-If Analysis

  • Create multiple scenarios to investigate different production scheduling options
  • Explore the impact of changes in labor, tooling, and workcenter capacity on production schedule
  • Explore whether subcontracting or outsourcing a product can help you meet the schedule
  • Review and evaluate the performance of different scenarios using quantitative metrics

Material Planning

  • A real-time MRP engine to determine requirements for purchased and manufactured materials that support customer demand.
  • Easily determine what is needed, how much is needed, and when is it needed so that production scheduling can be completed in a timely manner with a minimum of inventory and costs.

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

  • Review system-supplied recommendations for procurement of materials and ingredients
  • Recommend purchase quantities and due dates that are based on highly-sophisticated calculations based on:
    • Customer sales orders
    • Current inventory, both reserved and unreserved
    • Supplier purchase orders and lead times
    • Minimum restock levels
    • Planned production/consumption
  • After adjusting or accepting recommendations, easily convert them to purchase requisitions to Purchase module or Manufacturing Orders to shop floor
  • Obtain near-real-time on-demand results several times per day, unlike traditional MRP systems where results may be calculated daily or even weekly

Solid Documentation for Flawless Execution

  • Production Lots
    • Break each customer work order into production lots with definite required date
    • Each lot can contain one or more unit of production
    • Work Order Routing processes and materials carry through to production lots
    • Lot forms the planning unit for Production Resources Planning (PRP) and Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Purchase Requisitions
    • Material Requirement communication to Purchasing organization
    • Contains specifications that carry forward from Engineering and schedules that carry forward from production plan
    • Marked as "For Purchase" or "For Subcontracting"
    • Forms the basis for Purchase Orders or Job Work Orders
    • Linked to Production Lots and taken into consideration for MRP
    • Tracked for impartial and partial completion
  • Manufacturing Orders
    • Production Order communication to shop floor
    • Contains specifications that carry forward from Engineering and schedules that carry forward from production plan
    • Inventory receipts can be done against manufacturing orders
    • Linked to Production Lots and taken into consideration for MRP
    • Tracked for impartial and partial completion

Advanced Planning and Scheduling is available as part of Maximprise Basic, Standard and Pro