Acumatica Advanced Planning and Scheduling

For today’s manufacturer, success is all about the process. Whether you’re completing a one-time job, running a repetitive process, or are working in any other way, converting raw materials to finished goods requires a keen understanding of where everything is in the process.

But often, your customers need more than that. Modern expectations demand that you provide accurate and up to the minute information on delivery dates, availability, and timelines. In a business as reliant on speed, cost, and quality, trust is vital, and communication is critical.

Take Control of the Process with Advanced Planning and Scheduling

Acumatica Manufacturing Edition’s Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) allows manufacturers to consistently and cost-effectively meet customer demands by setting accurate and reliable delivery dates based on finite resource availability.

Flexible, up-to-date, and built in the cloud, Acumatica provides you a clear picture of your processes and empowers your team to optimize processes. With Advanced Planning and Scheduling, you can maximize resource schedules, ensure you have the capacity when you need it, and keep track of planned vs actual hours as you focus on creating and delivering.

The Advanced Planning and Scheduling module, part of Acumatica Manufacturing Edition, integrates key elements such as materials, production capacity, process sequence, supplier capacity, and facility schedules, into a powerful, real-time planning and execution application.

Key Features of Advanced Planning and Scheduling in Acumatica Manufacturing Edition

By showing you a clear picture of your processes, Acumatica provides real time insights and easy employee and machine scheduling. From finite capacity scheduling to RCCP, Acumatica makes your job easier. Here’s how.


Plan Your Facility’s Time with Work Center Capacity Planning

Compare the available hours for a work center to the actual hours that are scheduled for a work center. Receive granular understanding of how each location works by planning, monitoring, and seeing details of each facility.


Make what You Have with Rough-Cut Capacity Planning (RCCP)

Understand the finite capacity constraints and plan your operations based on this always up to date information. With RCCP, orders are loaded and scheduled in sequence based on priority, constraint dates, and production order number.


Keep Track of Production with Real Time Dispatch Lists

Utilize work center and machine dispatch reports for a clear view of currently scheduled production orders and operations. View reports to identify required resources for scheduled production orders.


Put the Right People on the Job with Machine and Tool Scheduling

Drive quality and reduce downtime by putting the right people on the job. Machine scheduling allows users to schedule certain machines only at times when both the machine and the employee running it are available. Tool scheduling makes sure machines are set up and ready for them.


Multiple Sites

Getting a product to your customer quickly and efficiently may require you to plan around a local facility. Easily create estimates from all your company locations with multi-site architecture.

The biggest time savings for us is not having to go out and wander through our yards of product to see what we’ve actually got on hand. Having a live inventory of what we have across seven different locations has been a huge time savings for people.

– Patrick Sauter, Vice President, Dakota Red Corporation

Get to Know Acumatica Manufacturing and The Donas Group

Built to integrate with a variety of applications—whether they are made by Acumatica or a third-party vendor—Acumatica’s Manufacturing Edition functionality delivers a strong backbone for your business. Just one of the many components of a powerful cloud-based manufacturing software, Advanced Planning and Scheduling in Acumatica empowers you to maximize tooling, machine, and work center utilization with finite capacity scheduling and rough-cut capacity planning.

As a leading provider of this usable and functional application, The Donas Group can help you make the most of your journey to the cloud. Get to know more about our work and contact us for a free consultation.