Business Basics
Home Page


Who is Bill Gaw?
And why should we
listen to him?

 

lean manufacturing principles and techniques training

Need a training tool that transforms MRP supporter into LEAN-MRP advocates?
LEAN-MRP Simulation Game-Plus

Lean Certification at your place and at
your pace with a "pay-as-you-go" plan.
Lean Manufacturing Certification

Master Scheduling
Part 12 of 12


privacy policy

987

760-945-5596

Mfg. Training Options:

Lean Manufacturing Transformation

LEAN-MRP Simulation Exercises

Lean Manufacturing Certification Program

Lean Manufacturing
on-site Seminars

Inventory Management
Training Program

Lean Manufacturing, PowerPoint, 8-CD, Training Library

Lean Management PowerPoint Training Modules

Lean Management PowerPoint Training

Lean Manufacturing Assessment and Improvement Plan

Kaizen Training
(On-site Program)

ISO 9001-2008 Compliance and/or Registration

Strategic Planning Training Program

Manufacturing Perform-ance Management Training Program

Thinking-Outside-
the-Box Workshop

Lean Manufacturing Articles

12.  MASTER SCHEDULING CAMPAIGNS

Problem

Master schedulers in those companies that campaign products for process reasons often spend a great deal of time aligning and realigning campaigns, and orders or batches within campaigns, to deal with the needs of their customers and to utilize their capacities. It is difficult in many systems to make these moves without a lot of manual effort. Campaign planning often requires a more distant look into the future than planning individual orders. This often causes these planners to firm orders far out in the horizon, which also increases the mainte­nance burden. Some of the advanced planning and ex­ecution systems do a good job of campaign planning, but many of the traditional ERP systems do not.

Implications

 

Without some system logic to support campaign plan­ning, the effort to manage the long horizons and many detailed orders may discourage planners from using the formal master scheduling system. It is not unusual to find that campaigned products are managed on spreadsheets, thereby depriving other system users of the information about the campaigns. This weakens their ability to use system information for forecasting, budgeting, and to track status of these orders through manufacturing.

Solution

 

Many companies have added logic in their master sched­uling systems to handle campaigns, trains, product clus­ters, super-batches, etc. This logic separates the orders for the individual products or batches, but allows schedulers to plan and reschedule the whole campaign as if it were a single order. By incorporating this logic into the standard planning logic, the system can be trained to create planned orders for campaigns instead of firm planned orders. The computer can manage these when they are beyond the time fences. If this is unac­ceptable for some reason, or if the time fences are very long, at least the whole campaign, instead of individual orders, can be managed by the planners.

For balance of this article, click on the below link:

Lean Manufacturing Articles and click on Series 14


   Increase Your Knowledge... Stay Connected
Join our 15,000 plus MBBP
Bulletin Subscribers

To stay current on Lean Manufacturing principles and techniques, subscribe to our Manufacturing Basics and Best Practices Bulletin (MBBP) and we'll send you our 10-PowerPoint-Plus, Lean Manufacturing, Mini-Modules. (All at no cost of course.)

  Your personal information will never be disclosed to any third party.

First Name:
Your E-Mail:

Here's what one of our 13,000 plus subscribers wrote about the MBBP Newsletter:

"Great manufacturing articles. Thanks for the insights. I often share portions of your articles with my staff and they too enjoy them and fine aspects where they can integrate points into their individual areas of responsibilities. Thanks again."

               Kerry B. Stephenson. President. KALCO Lighting, LLC


"Back to Basics" Training for anyone ... anywhere ... anytime

Business Basics, LLC
6003 Dassia Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
West Coast: 760-945-5596 

© 2001-2013 Business Basics, LLC