In contrast to conventional scheduling tools, on import from an ERP system, the new features in cronetwork let you link anonymous production orders such that resource requirements and resources are automatically composed to an order network.
Correspondingly defined scheduling strategies enable joint scheduling of in-house production and outsourced parts in accordance with the scheduling objectives via these order networks. Thus, due to greater reliability of scheduling, you can meet objectives such as lower stock levels of semi-finished products, charging of capacities to the correct orders, and reduced overall throughput time.
The classical approach of a scheduling board is based on the transfer of production orders from an ERP system and optimal scheduling of the available capacities via finite capacity scheduling.
The added value of manufacturing resources planning (MRP) features in ERP systems is in scheduling against available finite capacities and in its application as a flexible scheduling and control instrument.
The chronological coordination of the individual orders is the basic task of the ERP and would function if we could assume static conditions in production and constant availability of correct master data. The problem is that components are often produced anonymously. This results in production orders in the ERP system that are decoupled from the resource consumers, e.g., the specific customer order. If there is a delay in a component order, then the delivery date of the final product cannot be met. However, because the orders are not networked from an IT perspective (i.e., they are anonymous), the problem is detected too late or not at all.
The same problem occurs with outsourced parts. The significant difference is only that there is a purchase order item instead of a production order in the ERP system.
You profit from the new functionality of the Scheduling Board due to a transparent and restricted view of in-house production and outsourcing with consideration of the scheduled and physical stock levels, so that you can resolve any conflicts early.