Project-based Finite Resource Scheduling Now Possible According to Trakware
Released on: February 8, 2008, 7:41 am
Press Release Author: Thomas R. Cutler
Press Release Summary: Project-based Finite Resource Scheduling Now Possible According to Trakware
Press Release Body: According to Randy Richel, P.Eng., CEO and General Manager of Canadian-based Trakware, "Finite Resource Scheduling is the ultimate scheduling tool and is a tried and proven methodology used throughout the manufacturing sector. The challenge with Finite Resource Scheduling is that changes, both in and out of manufacturing control, must be incorporated into the schedule in order for the scheduling engine to sequence the work based on priority and due date as desired."
TRAKware leverages the unique Finite Resource Scheduling features offered by Preactor Scheduling by licensing and integrating Preactor into TRAKware for Finite Resource Scheduling functionality. TRAKware supports several levels of Preactor depending on the specific needs of the client. Base level scheduling employs Preactor 200, secondary constraints and mid-task progress quantification require Preactor 300, Preactor 400 or higher are required if detailed material scheduling is required. For basic entry level Finite Resource Capacity scheduling Microsoft Project can be integrated as scheduling engine within TRAKware. The premise for Finite Resource Scheduling is that all tasks are assigned to specific Resources or Resource Groups configured in TRAKware. The scheduling engine uses the work order priority and due date that encapsulates the task to sequence the tasks, without overloading a specific resource. Loaded resources become bottlenecks in production and cause scheduling of the tasks to slip into the future which may (or may not) cause the work order to be completed after its required due date. Once the sequencing of the work is complete, detailed 'work-to' lists and reports can be produced for each resource. Preactor offers a rich functionality tool set for setting, monitoring, and analyzing scheduling metrics for the most efficient (cost effective) use of resources. TRAKware addresses this through a tightly integrated link that allows data to be passed back and forth between the scheduling engine and TRAKware's Work Order system.
Trakware Systems is the worldwide leader in manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions for engineer-to-order (ETO) and project-based manufacturers maximizing both profitability and productivity. Trakware specializes in lean business-critical functions such as estimating, advanced scheduling, job costing, production management and labor as well as material shop floor data collection. TRAKware software fully integrates with existing ERP systems, as well as major software providers for financials, engineering design, optimization, payroll and wireless interaction for mobile workers. Trakware recognizes ETO manufacturing as a process and includes a wide range of industry sectors including Architectural Woodworking, Cabinets, Store Fixtures, Doors and Windows, Furniture, Oil and Gas Fabrication, Solid Surface, Metal Fabrication, Yacht-building, and Custom Electronics.
TRAKware Systems Inc. www.trakware.com Randy Richel, CEO email@example.com 800-370-1849