After Oracle’s purchase of JD Edwards in 2006, Oracle has been promoting the best-in-class Production Scheduling (PS) software for the obvious reasons. While more and more clients are adopting Oracle Production Scheduling to remove bottlenecks and improve performance around the shop floor, some manufacturing companies continue to be wondering why they should switch from Oracle’s Old Manufacturing Scheduling to Production Scheduling?
Here are the primary reasons:
Oracle PS is a versatile application that may be stand-alone or integrated with Manufacturing Planning and Execution Systems instead of Manufacturing Scheduling which mainly works in conjunction with the manufacturing execution system – Oracle exec Operate in Process (WIP). With Production Scheduling close loop integration with Advanced Logistics Planning (ASCP), shop floor jobs could be best scheduled to both optimize resource planning and maximize service levels. Oracle PS using its powerful Key Performance Indicators (KPI) can be used as something to make sure that the scheduling scenario is meeting the organization end objectives. Comparison of different schedule scenarios are instantly displayed in the Oracle Production Scheduling KPIs with Service Level, Inventory, Resource and Manufacturing utilization details. This makes decision analysis rather effortless. Many savvy schedulers using Oracle Manufacturing Scheduling had long wished for such powerful functionality.
Oracle Production Scheduling can automatically detect resource floating bottlenecks as they move within a schedule.
This understanding helps Oracle exec deploy the best Scheduling technique to increase the throughput and optimize the resource utilization. However, resolving the bottleneck required a lot of constant tuning of the rules in the older — Oracle Manufacturing Scheduling.
-Production Scheduling provides a number of views which could provide users with powerful analysis to support –their making decisions. Some of these views and user interfaces are:
-Production Pegging (Supply/Demand pegging with easy to drill down alert and root causes)
-Resource and Operations Gantt
-Resource and Item Graph
-Resource Gantt and Multi-Capacity Resource Graph
-Operations Editor and Graphical Routings
-Change over Editor
-Performance: Oracle PS uses smarter technology for constraint directed search which achieves the advantages of constraint-based scheduling with far better performance over traditional tools like Oracle Manufacturing Scheduling. This is another reason Production Scheduling becomes a tool of choice when production volume or production constraints are higher.