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The 3 Most Loved Features of the Visual Production Scheduler for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Posted by Jake Hostetler on Mar 23, 2017 3:50:00 PM

If you talk to enough people within a certain industry, do enough presentations, read enough blogs, you begin to draw certain conclusions of the time. My conclusion of the time since joining NETRONIC two years ago has been this: the visual scheduling add-ins we build for Microsoft Dynamics NAV are no longer a 'nice-to-have' for customers, they are a 'must-have.'

This blog post will dive specifically into the Visual Production Scheduler for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and the features which must be shown during demos to really win over prospects.

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Topics: Production Scheduling, NAV Gantt add-ins


Best Practice for Visual Project Planning in Dynamics NAV Jobs Module

Posted by Ute Gillet on Mar 21, 2017 3:10:00 PM

As profound expert of Microsoft Dynamics NAV you are well aware of the fact that the proven tool for (not only) simplifying the management of projects, jobs, and resources can sometimes be a bit awkward to handle. You also know our Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS) add-in and have already disocvered some of its handy functions for reducing or even bypassing this awkward behavior in NAV.

This blogpost wants to draw your attention to a slightly unnoticed but nevertheless powerful visual project planning feature helping the planner to save much time: See how a complete project can be postponed or brought forward with just one mouse interaction.

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Topics: Project Planning, NAV Gantt add-ins


Visual Production Scheduler JavaScript for Dynamics NAV: New Features

Posted by Kerstin Sieckmann on Mar 7, 2017 12:11:44 PM


With the Visual Production Scheduler (VPS), a planner working with Microsoft Dynamics NAV gains additional control of the completion of manufacturing orders and the capacity load of the resources. The data from the NAV manufacturing module get visualized in a planning table with different views thus providing the planner with an instrument for manually adjusting and finetuning the schedule in a very agile way. The new functions of the VPS JavaScript for all Microsoft Dynamics Clients (Windows, Web and Tablet) let the planner customize the overview according to his wishes at any time.

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Topics: Production Scheduling, NAV Gantt add-ins


Decison Support for Production Scheduling in Dynamics NAV

Posted by Kerstin Sieckmann on Feb 15, 2017 11:20:00 AM

You want to be able to easily reschedule a production order in Microsoft Dynamics NAV? With the Visual Production Scheduler (VPS) add-in you can do this in an easy and agile way by drag & drop. If an order consists of one operation only, it is of course quite easy to move it. If, however, the order consists of many linked operations, rescheduling will become more complex and thus hard to handle if you work with tools that cannot handle linked operations. You’ll have to click one operation after the other and drop it at another position of the timeline. The VPS allows to simplify this procedure by two options. Either, you can move your operation together with all its succeeding operations or you do it the other way round and move it together with all its preceding operations. Watch the video to see this function in action.

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Topics: Production Scheduling, NAV Gantt add-ins


New VSS Functions to Allocate Service Item Lines to Resources in NAV

Posted by Kerstin Sieckmann on Dec 15, 2016 3:22:00 PM

There is a dispatch board in Microsoft Dynamics NAV for helping planners allocate service orders to resources. As a matter of fact, however, allocating is not really done via the board but via an editing method carried out in different successive dialogs. To make this easier for the planner, the Visual Service Scheduler (VSS) sums up all information that is needed for dispatching purposes in ONE overview. The recently released new version of the VSS comes with four new functions making it even more comfortable to allocate service item lines to resources in NAV.

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Topics: Service Scheduling, NAV Gantt add-ins


10 Links That’ll Make You Smart on Dynamics NAV Production Scheduling

Posted by Ute Gillet on Dec 14, 2016 3:22:29 PM

As user of Microsoft Dynamics NAV you may sometimes be faced with issues or questions that are not always treated in the according manuals and where you look for quick help. This seems to be especially true when it comes to the often complex topic of production scheduling.

That is in this blogpost I have put together for you some useful links to articles, posts or other contributions shared by experts or simply by other Microsoft Dynamics NAV users with special regard as to production scheduling.

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Topics: Production Scheduling, NAV Gantt add-ins


Allocation of Service Orders in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Posted by Kerstin Sieckmann on Nov 9, 2016 2:47:00 PM

The Visual Service Scheduler (VSS) is a visual dispatch board both for the service and the resource planning module in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, helping planners allocate service orders to the service technicians. The visual Gantt add-in enables shifting Service Item Lines per drag & drop from an order backlog to the resources while at the same time the planner keeps control of the resources‘ schedule. This blogpost is about a function of the VSS which allows for an easy overview of not yet allocated orders which will be especially helpful for companies with lots of service orders.

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Topics: Service Scheduling, NAV Gantt add-ins


NAV Production Planning: Manually Extend Capacity & Speed Up Delivery

Posted by Kerstin Sieckmann on Oct 6, 2016 2:06:04 PM

ERP systems like Microsoft Dynamics NAV support manufacturing companies in planning orders and resources. Based on previously made settings, like routings, resource data, work calendars etc , the system splits production orders into Production Order Lines (POL), schedules the operations, calculates due dates based on start/ release dates and allocates resources.

On the one hand, automatic production planning like this comes in handy, since it saves the planner some work. On the other hand, however, these settings are quite rigid. For example, they don’t take into account that an operation of a POL could be finished with just one hour overtime work and the delivery time of the complete order could be shortened.

These “speed-up points“ become visible when the data is presented in a visual production schedule. This blog post is about manually extending capacities in Microsoft Dynamics NAV to shorten the completion time of certain orders and how this works hand-in-hand with the Visual Production Scheduler.

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Topics: Production Scheduling, NAV Gantt add-ins


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