Trakware`s Capacity Management Transforms Engineer-to-Order Manufacturers

Released on: February 28, 2008, 4:01 pm

Press Release Author: Thomas R. Cutler

Industry: Software

Press Release Summary: Trakware's Capacity Management Transforms Engineer-to-Order

Press Release Body: 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

In the ever changing environment of a project-based manufacturer, Capacity
Management can meet scheduling needs of the operation as there are often significant
changes to a daily schedule due to factors out of manufacturing's control (Change
Orders, Customer initiated delivery changes, among others).

According to Randy Richel, P.Eng., CEO and General Manager of Canadian-based
Trakware, "Capacity Management is provided through the add-on TRAKware Horizon
module. TRAKware Horizon is licensed by server so that anyone with a projectTRAK
license, and the appropriate privileges, can use TRAKware Horizon. TRAKware
Horizon allows the user to configure and Manage Resources and Resource Groups to
distribute plant capacity where and when it is required. As work is placed on Work
Orders (whole or partial deliverables) the load for each work center is accumulated
thus establishing a work load for the plant. Resources Groups are assigned to work
centers and distributed across the time window in weekly 'buckets' (capacity). The
user then can distribute/redistribute the capacity across the work load as

The system shows when a particular work center is over/under utilized. Detailed
task scheduling and resource assignments are handled by operations on the
manufacturing floor not at the macro level provided by Capacity Management. A
typical time window for Capacity Management is 6 to 12 weeks into the future.

TRAKware Systems Inc.
Randy Richel, CEO

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Contact Details: TRAKware Systems
1120-13 Mission Ave.
St.Albert, Alberta, Canada

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