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Can Production Scheduling be Fun?

Fenwick Gold keeps on evolving to give our clients better ways of working and added-value from their investment in Dynamics NAV. The latest and greatest from the Fenwick Gold Development team is a graphical Drag and Drop Production Scheduler.

Our enwis) waste management clients have been enjoying the power of a drag and drop trip scheduling system for a while now and I thought: why should our Manufacturing clients be missing out on all the fun? So, based on the tried and tested technology we had already developed, we created the drag and drop Production Scheduler.

Using a web browser interface, production order operations can be dragged on a time scale for each work centre; scheduled Maintenance can block out certain times; and scheduling conflicts and overruns are instantly highlighted.

As the scheduling occurs the data is automatically updated in NAV and anyone viewing the schedule in their browser is automatically presented with the changes. This means that the Production Supervisor makes changes in his office and the factory floor staff will see the changes in real-time on a screen.

So the black art of Production Scheduling now has a splash of colour; it might be going a bit far to say that it is now fun too; but it is definitely easier, more efficient and visible to the entire organisation. Let us know if you would like to trial this new innovation and tell us what you think.

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