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 Electronics.
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 required."
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. www.trakware.com Randy Richel, CEO firstname.lastname@example.org 800-370-1849