Optimize your operations - Increase throughput.
Efficiently planning resources
of human, machine and materials, while scheduling the tasks for
these resources within the finite capacity of the environment is
a key element to a successful operation.
The PdMAIN software has the
ability to schedule all employees and the specific machines, the
materials they consume and the business constraints they use
through built in modules. The results are more efficient
delivery of products to the customer and proper utilization of
the work force.
By introducing work centres and
work orders, which consume items to build a finished good, and
applying skill levels to each employee the PdMAIN system can run
capacity planning, based on current and future sales order
demand, to schedule the work force and machinery for each shift.
This ensures that the right people are working on the right
tasks using the correct machinery. This will minimize machine
idle time and maximize worker effectiveness.
The PdMAIN software is an
integrated system that not only manages the inventory and
workflow but it can suggest an optimal work plan, based on
current constraints and which work centre and when to best
deliver to the customer. It allows the management staff to have
complete control of the shop floor to maximize profits. PdMAIN
can become an invaluable management tool.
BENEFITS OF RESOURCE PLANNING
- Optimize capacity of
- Improved customer service
- Reduced work-in-process
- Improved engineering
- Reduced inventory levels
- Improved visibility
- Shortened lead times
- Increased productivity
The MRP aspect of the PdMAIN
Resource Planning module provides information for Purchasing to
ensure the time-phased acquisition of materials to meet the
Master Schedule. The Capacity Planning aspect of this module
provides shop load visibility matching requirements and
resources resulting in reliable order promising and manpower
The Distribution Requirements
Planning module assists with the scheduling of customer
deliveries and provides truck loading and route planning
PdMAIN Forecasting modules
provide the tools to assist with the planning process.
Simulation of Business and “What If” models allow management to
experiment with various scenarios and to select the most
The PdMAIN Planning module is
used to control all aspects of Financial and Sales Budgeting as
well as Resources. No more guessing or speculating as to what
each person is working on, assign expected durations for each
task and measure each activity. Use the PdMAIN MRP (Materials
Resource Planning) module to order inventory to arrive JIT (Just
In Time) to minimize unnecessary stock in the warehouse and
reduce the warehouse costs.
PdMAIN Resource Planning will
calculate the supply and demand on all your resources
(Materials, Production Capacity, Distribution Capacity etc.)
based on current and forecast Orders to determine a time-phased
schedule that levels the load on the shop floor and maximizes
- PdMAIN offers both finite
and infinite Capacity Planning
- Resource Planning can run
anytime, even during the day without affecting other
transactions on the system.
- Extensive manpower
- Comprehensive "What If"
- Resource Planning will
suggest Work Orders and Purchase Orders with auto-release
Modules that incorporate PdMAIN
- Business Plan
- Cumulative Balances
- Cumulative Received
- Cumulative Shipped
- Export Future Purchase
- Future Purchase
- Future Supplier Split
- Material Schedule
- Planned Orders
- Plant Loading
- Purchasing Requirements
- Resource Planning
- Seasonal Requirements
- Suggested Purchase Orders
- Suggested Resource
- Suggested Work Orders
- Time Fence Query
- Work Centre Loading
- Work Centre Re-Scheduling
- Work Orders Re-Scheduling
- Sales Planning
- Create Budgets
- Budget Tree
- Sales Trends
With PdMAIN’s planning, you
can: increase production; improve inventory turns; retain
customers through accurate order promising and on-time
deliveries; reduce inventory; improve market and global
PdMAIN's scheduling software
encompasses scheduling, organizing and controlling of the
processes and resources from acquisition and replenishment of
initial raw materials, to purchasing and inventory control, to
the ultimate consumption of the finished product. PdMAIN
provides the scheduling software tools for managing the
functions within the company to efficiently manage materials,
labour and operations.
Scheduling has unique
capabilities for the manufacturing and distribution, including
network scheduling, up to the second sequencing, and resource
management. Its scheduling and allocation functions model
multiple constraints and are easy to implement to your
specifications. Options include finite or infinite capacity
scheduling according to due time, deliver time, critical path,
priority rules, or minimal changeover times.
Using PdMAIN's Scheduling, a
scheduler can automatically:
- Forward, backward,
throughput, midpoint, priority, bottleneck, due dates,
user-defined and other work scheduling
- Multi-level, inter-related
work dependency scheduling
- Work pool scheduling
- Extensive operation
- Create, size, and schedule
- Visual scheduling board
with drag and drop functionality for optimal work center
- Resource scheduling
- Highlights scheduling
conflicts, bottlenecks and potential problems long before
they will occur.
- Allocate resources to
equipment against finite capacity
- Schedule locations and
other intermediate storage facilities
- Schedule labour
- Schedule materials and
work in process
- Synchronize the various
stages in the production process
- Powerful simulation
- Alternative work routing
- Make schedules visible,
indicating constraints and scheduling options on-line
- Perform “what if” analysis
and capacity simulation studies
- All accomplished in
Using PdMAIN's Scheduling has
benefits such as:
- Optimizing production
increases output and improves reliability of delivery dates.
- Modeling to optimize
- Rapid impact on the bottom
line due to quickly increasing throughput and visibility of
the production schedule, while simultaneously requiring less
- Can be implemented in a
short period of time, often in a few weeks, depending on the
availability of data.
The PdMAIN Resources modules
provide the tools to manage all your resources including people,
equipment and technology.
- Real-time shop floor data
collection systems capture transaction information at the
point of origin and this data is immediately available to
the enterprise. Information from this application includes
Human Resource management, productivity measurement,
manufacturing definitions and plant maintenance data.
- Capacity planning and Work
Order tracking systems are integrated with the Time and
Attendance system to develop employee schedules that match
anticipated production activity.
- The Resources modules are
used by the Materials, Work Orders, Planning, Job Tracking,
Production Reporting, Touch Screen, Time and Attendance,
Payroll and Service Order modules.
- Resource module functions
- Shop Floor Control
- Routing Maintenance
- Human Resources
- The Resources module
provides detailed information about your shop floor
resources including employees, work centres and operations.
- Features of these modules
- Integration with data
collection, Touch Screens, Scanners and Wireless
- Integration with
Payroll and Time & Attendance
- Unlimited Routings,
Operations and Work Centres cab be established
- Extensive use of bar
- Work Orders are
automatically generated by the Planning/ Scheduling
- Provides the capability of
assigning specific work centres per operation in a work
- Allows for entry of
estimated duration of the operation and tracks the time
logged against the operation.
- Allows for setting skill
codes against operations and only individuals with that
skill code can perform the operation.
- Controls flow and forces
resources to work on assigned tasks in the operation.
- Multiple Time card entry
- Special and rework work
- Actual costing
- Integration with mobile
- The PdMAIN Time and
Attendance modules are used to track and classify the time
an employee spends at work and their absences from work.
This information is forwarded to the Payroll system for
creation of pay cheques and financial reporting.
PdMAIN provides Human Resources
with integrated systems that encompass Time and Attendance,
Payroll and Employee information and scheduling. Employee
information is kept securely in restricted access files and
information from many PdMAIN modules is brought together in the
PdCUBE Data Warehouse to provide amazing efficiency, utilization
and productivity analysis of the Human Resources in your
Managing the work centres and
the associated equipment in the work centres is a key element to
properly planning the internal operations of a manufacturing
facility. The PdMAIN software has the ability to properly run
capacity planning for each and every defined work centre and all
the machinery that is associated with that work centre.
- Define the operation and
assign a work centre to the operation. Each operation can
have multiple work centres so that the equipment associated
with a work centre is fully utilized.
- Assign skill codes to each
work centre and allow the system to plan the capacity and
properly assign the human resources based on shift
- Associate costs for each
work centre and skill code for employees to do a cost rollup
and determine the actual value of running operations in that
- Schedule down time for the
equipment and the capacity planning will incorporate this
into the calculation
- Determine duration, hourly
rates, outputs per hour, scheduled down times and setup cost
associated with each piece of equipment.
- Associate equipment to
defined operations and calculate and schedule the capacity.
Labour is a integrated
component of manufacturing that can be measured and properly
planned. The PdMAIN system uses the Capacity Planning modules to
schedule the right activities to be performed when the right
employees are scheduled. The system will also account for
shortages and warn when capacity cannot be met.
This is a component of the
complete PdMAIN integrated system and tightly coupled with the
Human Resources system.
- Create an employee
schedule to define the shifts when an employee is scheduled
- Attach employee skill
codes to each employee and associate these skill codes to
- Associate Labour rates for
each employee and account for shift premiums and special
- Run Capacity planning and
allow the PdMAIN system to schedule the employees with the
operations to best utilize the Labour force.