Trakware`s Finite Resource Scheduling Impacts ETO Manufacturing

Released on: February 18, 2008, 7:25 am

Press Release Author: Thomas R. Cutler

Industry: Software

Press Release Summary: Trakware's Finite Resource Scheduling Impacts ETO

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

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 Inc.
Randy Richel, CEO

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

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