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FLEXSCHE - production scheduler and production planning > Products > FLEXSCHE GP Advanced Options

FLEXSCHE GP Advanced Options

Often when the production scheduler is installed, it becomes apparent that operational restrictions and rules that were not recognized initially are actually vital. The FLEXSCHE GP Advanced Option is a collection of extended functions to provide flexibility for such situations.

A. Dynamic Splitting for Simultaneous Loading

In the case of simultaneous loading processes such as batch annealing and thermal treatment, the operation is dynamically split and assigned in accordance with the availability of resources. It can also assign the operations to multiple resources. It functions both in Resource driven dispatching and Operation driven dispatching.
(2 Units)

B. Resource Occupation

This reserves resources even between operations so that they are not used for other operations. In a reaction process, for example, this is effective when use of a device is to continue to be reserved until emission even after the reaction is complete.
(2 Units)

C. Consecutive Flow Control

This expresses the time relationship between processes for delivering generated products as needed even while they are being manufactured in pre-process and enabling them to be used in post-process. This can also handle a situation in which the relationship between processes is N to M due to order allowances and such. The steps taken at the site to reduce lead time can also be reflected.
(1 Unit)

D. Automatic Order Pegging

This automatically allots replenishment orders for materials and intermediate products to the orders requiring them so that they are not consumed by other orders.
(1 Unit)

E. Maintenance Operation Assignment

This dynamically generates operations based on conditions during assignment, and assigns them at the prescribed time. For instance, this can be used to conduct maintenance when a machine has been operating for 300 consecutive hours.
(2 Units)

F. Dynamic Splitting for Resource Capacity

This automatically splits and allocates operations so that each resource to be used falls within the ceilings and floors established for their capacity. It also generates replenishiment orders according to the resource capacity of the final process.
(1 Unit)

G. Safety Inventory Control

This enables replenishment production for fluctuating inventory levels by changing safety inventory depending on the season.
(2 Units)

H. Automatic Order Splitting

This splits orders to the specified number by order splitting method, and equally set latest end time or manufacture start time within a specified period. This is useful when make-to-stock production schedules to manufacture monthly production split by weeks.
(1 Unit)

I. Minimum Time Constraints between Processes for Splitting

When the upstream/downstream processes are split and the ratio between them does not accord, the connection line is linked to middle of the operation so that each splitting ratio correspond. And this impose minimum time constraint to that point.
(1 Unit)

J. Initial Inventory Control

By using initial inventory updating method, and by recording the theoretical inventory volume of the certain time in the past as initial inventory, scheduling considering inventory volume can be achieved without depending on the actual inventory information.
(1 Unit)

K. Consumption Expiration of Items

Maximum period of time can be set for the items from being manufactured to being consumed. In replenishment orders generation and automatic order pegging and so on, inventories which are out of time are treated as having been wasted.
(2 Units)

L. Squad Resources

Squad resource is a resource where more than one resource get together and behave like a single resource. For example, when you assign operations to the squad resource composed of day shift worker and night shift worker, you can automatically change workers in the middle of operations.
(2 Units)

M. Items Subdivision

This enables the modeling of locations of the items. By defining locations, you can visualize the inventory volume of each location. You can also design schedules considering the case in which the same items are located in different places. This is useful for the scheduling where the manufacture spreads over multiple bases.
(2 Units)

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FLEXSCHE GP advanced options restricts the total number of option units used through the maximum number of units allowed under license.

The number can be assigned freely within the restricted range.
FLEXSCHE GP advanced options are added as needed.
Please contact Distributor regarding the latest version.