Will Duncan & Associates
Production planning and scheduling is not always an easy task. It is very important to have correct time standards so that when scheduling is done, it is done correctly. Our approach is to understand your business so that we assist in the correct analysis. It is critical that the system has a feedback loop that allows for the entry of realized production to the plan.
Production planning is done in many different ways. The common denominator is the Standard Allowed Hour. If this is not correct, you are going to have a very difficult time determining the correct output. Assuming that that the time standards are correct, it is very simple to determine the capacity of a line or department. If the factory only makes a few styles, it is reasonable to plan in units but if the factory makes many styles, it must be done in Standard Allowed Hours. This is why the time standards must be correct.
Our approach is to evaluate the time standards and then the process of planning. Without question, the delivery date is king. There are many systems out today that do production planning but you must evaluate them in detail to determine if they are the right solution for you. We can assist in that process. We will analyze your standards, review your production requirements and assist you in the selection of software to meet your needs. Further, we will work with you in house team to implement the software to make absolutely sure that you are getting the results expected.