This is a story from Gabriele Tettamanzi. Gabriele is a new contributor to the site. In this article, he shares his experience from using the Fast Excel Development Method in his previous company. At the beginning of the 2000s, I worked in the Automotive business. I was leading the
Job shop production is a challenge for scheduling.
Three ideas to job shop scheduling and other customized products when you have no standard process data.
The most common mistake that planners make with capacity planning, and how to fix it.
Some tips on how to get good visibility on capacity in a high-mix production factory.
Download our free Capacity Planning Tool and load it with your own production data.
Predictive planning provides a way to manage uncertainty. Planning can resolve the dilemma between schedule-push and demand-pull.
How an Excel-based predictive planning tool can work alongside the business transaction system.
Here is a Capacity Planning Tool to download, test and run with your own data.
You can see your work orders from sales, compare with available capacity. Gives you instant visibility on production capability and constraints.
This is a guide to help you use calendars in planning and scheduling.
Production capacity starts with calendars – here’s how to make a calendar and calculate in Excel.
Capacity planning compares minutes of production with days of resources. Here is an easy way to convert minutes to days over any working calendar.
This technique also helps to simplify many Excel date calculations for working days and times.
“It was easy to see where they were going wrong…”
A short story and a simple truth about capacity planning.
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