Update 2 of the Model for Resource Planning HTML5 Gantt Charts

Posted by Juergen Theis on Jul 19, 2022 11:13:33 AM

I have already reported here several times about NETRONIC's Resource Planning Model which is essential for understanding the basic concepts of our products like our Visual Scheduling Widget for HTML5 Gantt charts or, for the world of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, our Visual Scheduling Add-in Developer Toolbox. Why this update now? As you can imagine, the model is constantly growing due to constant new findings and experiences and the associated extensions. The last update was quite a while ago (see here) and now it is time to give you an update. So read here, what is new.

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Gantt control add-in for Business Central with AL API - release 6.2

Posted by Juergen Theis on Jul 5, 2022 10:30:19 AM

Today we released a new version of our Visual Scheduling Add-in Developer Toolbox (VSADT). The VSADT is a Gantt control add-in for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and fully integrates with the ERP system. ISVs use the VSADT in their business solutions to visualize their data in form of an interactive graphical planning board. You develop your individual Gantt chart only by using AL code. 

Let's take a look at what great features the new version 6.2 offers to you. 

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A conversation on warehouse challenges and solutions (podcast)

Posted by Martin Karlowitsch on Jul 5, 2022 9:36:45 AM

Following last week's shopfloor discussion episode, here is the 28th episode of the Business Central Manufacturing Show. Again, this episode originates from our Business Central Manufacturing Exchange webinar series. It is a recorded panel discussion on warehouse challenges and solutions. I hosted this panel discussion and was excited to have Žilvinas Lapačinskas (Software Baltic), Mark Hamblin (Insight Works), and James Crowter (Clever Dynamics) as my guests.

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Visual Scheduling Widget for HTML5 Gantt charts - release 6.2

Posted by Juergen Theis on Jul 4, 2022 12:32:43 PM

With version 6.2 of the Visual Scheduling Widget Standard Edition (short: VSW SE) we continue as usual the regular series of enhancements and improvements.

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A conversation on shopfloor challenges and solutions (podcast)

Posted by Martin Karlowitsch on Jun 29, 2022 4:38:55 PM

The 27th episode of the Business Central Manufacturing Show is somewhat different than all the others that you have been listening to so far. This episode is not a conversation with one guest. Instead, it is a recorded panel discussion on shopfloor challenges and solutions. I hosted this panel discussion and was excited to have Bent Korsgaard (Naveksa), Mark Hamblin (Insight Works), and Matthew Woodhouse (Clever Dynamics) as my guests.

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The Business Central Manufacturing Exchange - Starting a new event series

Posted by Martin Karlowitsch on Jun 23, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Of course, we at NETRONIC have a passion for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and manufacturing. And although our core focus is rather narrow (scheduling), we always have been looking in a broader sense at manufacturing topics. An example that underlines is my podcast, the Business Central Manufacturing Show

Oftentimes, when we speak to customers (and also to partners), we are confronted with requirements that are outside our scheduling core competency. Sometimes, we are asked for shopfloor solutions and time tracking. Another time, it is product configuration. And yet another time, it is that people request some warehouse functionality from us. Not seldomly, we are also asked for manufacturing solutions that are specific to one particular industry.  

Hence, we grasped a general need for more transparency on the Business Central manufacturing apps and solutions landscape. We took that need seriously and launched the Business Central Manufacturing Exchange to address this need.

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Capable-to-promise and production scheduling (a provocative view)

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jun 22, 2022 5:33:35 PM

A few weeks ago, Martin hosted the webinar "Capable-to-promise and production scheduling (a provocative view)". In this blog, he shared some ideas on how make-to-order manufacturers can give realistic delivery dates to their customers. He suggested a somewhat surprising mix of tools to achieve this. With this mix of tools (capable-to-promise, capacity-constrained resources, and the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler), Martin manages to leverage the strengths of each tool, while having one tool fix the weakness of the other. 

Read this blog to get a written recap of the webinar.  I also include the recording of the webinar and provide links to the respective minute of the presentation. 

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An insider's view into Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on May 17, 2022 3:43:19 PM

The guest in episode 26 of Martin's Business Central Manufacturing Show was Andrei Panko. Andrei is a program manager in the Business Central engineering team at the Microsoft Development Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. Having a Microsoft employee as a guest on the podcast was really a novelty. In the other episodes so far, all speakers were Business Central manufacturing experts working for a Microsoft partner. So this podcast provides most interesting insider insights into how things work in the Microsoft Business Central development team.

Andrei started working as a consultant, developer, and project manager in 2004 - back then it was Dynamics NAV, of course - and was an MVP for six years running. He has extensive field experience in the supply chain and has engaged in many other aspects of the Business Central application and platform as well. Besides, he is the author of the book "Supply Chain Management in Microsoft Dynamics NAV", which was published in 2008, and he holds a patent for metadata-driven machine learning for systems.

During their meeting before the show, he told Martin that he loves sailing and so they sailed together across the vast ocean of Business Central and manufacturing (and especially on options that users have to make Business Central even better). 

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