Visual Production Planning With NAV:  Tips For Using Filters #2

Posted by Ute Gillet on Nov 2, 2017 3:23:00 PM

Last week, I started my two-part series about the meaningful usage of filters in the VPS, our Gantt add-in for visual production planning with NAV, by describing how to work with the Data Filter.

Learn today how and when to use the View Filter, and also why sometimes operations seem to vanish after the filter was applied.

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Improved Resource Utilization With NAV: Colors Highlight Unavailability

Posted by Ute Gillet on Oct 27, 2017 8:58:32 AM

As user of and/or partner reselling our Visual Service Scheduler Gantt add-in for service planning with Dynamics NAV you probably are already familiar with its visual alerts indicating situations that might jeopardize the execution of your order according to schedule.

For some NAV users these visual alerts were not enough, however, so that several of our partners asked us for a way to implement visual signals for highlighting a resource's unavailability such as specific "downtimes", absences, and external blockades. Their wish was our command so that today I can show you how to highlight absences by individual colors and tooltips and, as a side-effect, gain better resource utilization with NAV.

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Visual Production Planning With NAV:  Tips For Using Filters #1

Posted by Ute Gillet on Oct 11, 2017 12:09:33 PM

Two weeks ago, I told you about the new feature for customizing the VPS conflict management  that was developed as a result to a frequently posed partner request .

Of course, also questions on other themes arise every now and then and ones that reach us quite frequently concern the filter functionalities. Since this complex issue would go beyond the size of one post, I decided to split it into a series dealing with the different kinds of filters in the Visual Production Scheduler, and when and how to use them.

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Customer Case: More Control of Service Deliveries With Dynamics NAV

Posted by Ute Gillet on Sep 19, 2017 10:40:22 PM

Knowing the customer’s needs in advance, executing orders in a competent way and in time – these are the challenges all service-oriented companies who want to do a good job are confronted with. The service module in Microsoft Dynamics NAV offers versatile functions to optimize the service management but what most NAV users working in the service business really miss is a visual support for staff scheduling that helps them keep track of the complete team’s work and to allocate service orders with a visual drag & drop dispatch board. Such a visual support is offered by our grapical planning board for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, the Visual Service Scheduler (VSS).

Read in this blogpost how by using the VSS, the German company Service4CtS, a service and installation partner of the Swiss machine manufacturer SignTronic, gained more control of service deliveries with Dynamics NAV by reducing planning conflicts while at the same time providing more transparency within the company.

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Conflict Management in Visual Production Planning with Dynamics NAV

Posted by Ute Gillet on Aug 22, 2017 3:49:00 PM

As user of and/or partner reselling our VPS Gantt add-in for production planning with Dynamics NAV you most naturally will be confronted with all kinds of customer requests now and then. A request that was brought to us quite often was to make the two types of conflict management, that hitherto were applied automatically on saving, customizable.

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Demo Checklist: Visual Scheduling in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Posted by Jake Hostetler on Aug 16, 2017 3:08:25 PM

Presenting in front of a captive audience is hard. It takes more than natural talent. It takes a plan and preparation.

NETRONIC built the Visual Scheduling Suite exclusively for Microsoft Dynamics NAV to help users gain operational agilty with visual scheduling, and as such to further empower an already powerful ERP system.

I've put together this blog post to help you take your visual scheduling demo to the next level. So when preparing for a demo to show visual scheduling in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, make sure you grab this checklist. 

The following steps will help you take your demo from average to outstanding.

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How-to: Ease Project Planning in Dynamics NAV by Hiding Empty Tasks

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jul 26, 2017 10:53:01 AM

Here comes #4 of my best practice blogs on the Visal Jobs Scheduler (VJS), our Gantt chart add-in for easy visual project planning in Dynamics NAV. See today how to make your plan still more transparent by hiding certain job tasks that are not important for your current planning situation.

The feature I'll describe is just a common menu item, but I feel that sometimes the more obvious things are, the most likely they will be overlooked.

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Customer Case: Improved Delivery Times With NAV By Visual Scheduling

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jul 20, 2017 5:07:45 PM

Pharmaceutical products are sensitive goods having to conform to the highest quality standards. During production, quality and required standards are under constant control and of course, the supplier products must also meet these requirements.

Read in this blogpost how by using the VPS, our Gantt add-in for production planning with Dynamics NAV, the Danish company pK Chemicals A/S, a global leader in producing Dextran, Dextran derivate, and Fine Chemicals for the pharmaceutical, medical, and cosmetic industry, improved delivery times with NAV by making production data more transparent thus gaining a better coordination process.

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