How to win the battle between production planning and scheduling

Posted by Ute Gillet on May 12, 2022 10:09:09 AM

Two weeks ago, Martin hosted a webinar about "How to win the battle between production planning and scheduling". With this blog, I'd like to give a summary of the webinar for all who weren't able to attend or would like to recap the contents again in written form.  

I also include the recording of the webinar and provide links to the respective minute of the presentation. 

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Why simulations help with advanced production planning in Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on May 10, 2022 2:15:00 PM

Production planning and scheduling is a highly complex process, depending on a lot of determining factors and dependencies, such as availability of resources, possible bottlenecks, delivery options from suppliers, etc. And, of course, the more of these variants have to be taken into account, the greater the risk of losing track will become.

Read in this blogpost how a visual advanced planning and scheduling tool like the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS) comes to help here. Even more: in addition to bringing finite capacity scheduling capabilities to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, the VAPS offers the valuable option of trying out different scenarios in so-called simulations before publishing the best fit to Business Central.

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Our take on finite capacity scheduling with Business Central

Posted by Lawin Ileto on May 9, 2022 10:33:44 AM

Capacity scheduling is an important task for manufacturing companies. It enables them to meet their commitments to their customers in time. Typically, finite capacity scheduling is the glue between master production planning and production execution. It transforms the general plan into an actionable schedule - taking into account concrete restrictions such as finite capacity. 

Finite capacity scheduling is particularly important for make-to-order manufacturers who produce against concrete sales orders with hard delivery times. This blog shows how you can achieve finite capacity scheduling with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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March 2022 release of VPS and VJS for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on Apr 26, 2022 9:16:23 AM

Together with release 1.9 of the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS), we have released version 1.14 of the Visual Production Scheduler (VPS) and the Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS) respectively. Both versions have been approved by Microsoft and can be downloaded from AppSource as of now. 

See in this blogpost how we have further improved our extensions for visual scheduling in 365 Business Central.

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Release 1.9 of VAPS for Dynamics 365 Business Central (March 2022)

Posted by Ute Gillet on Apr 13, 2022 12:20:28 PM

Just in time before Easter we can provide you with new versions of our visual scheduling extensions for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Together with the versions 1.14 of the Visual Production Scheduler and the Visual Jobs Scheduler (watch out for the respective blog which is to come within the next few days), we have released version 1.9 of the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler which has already been approved by Microsoft and can be downloaded from AppSource as of now. 

For detailed information, please read the release notes

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A control add-in for D365 BC ISVs to develop Gantt charts by using AL

Posted by Dieter Temme on Apr 7, 2022 12:22:12 PM

Today I would like to inform you about a new release of our Visual Scheduling Add-in Developer Toolbox (VSADT). Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC ISVs use our control add-in to visualize data from their solutions in the form of interactive Gantt charts. They are completely integrated in D365 BC and can be developed without knowing any HTML5 code, but only with AL/CAL code. 

There are some powerful new features you should not miss. Read what's new in Version 6.1

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Visual Scheduling Widget for HTML5 Gantt charts - release 6.1

Posted by Juergen Theis on Apr 6, 2022 3:12:33 PM

With version 6.1 of the Visual Scheduling Widget Standard Edition (short: VSW SE) we released some enhancements and improvements that have been requested by our customers for some time but unfortunately did not find their way into the major release 6.0.

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How manufacturers can leverage on transparency & simplicity with BC

Posted by Ute Gillet on Apr 1, 2022 10:00:00 AM

In March, Martin hosted a webinar about "How manufacturers can leverage on transparency & simplicity with Business Central". With this blog, I'd like to give a summary of the webinar for all of you who weren't able to attend.  

I also include the recording of the webinar and provide links to the respective minute of the presentation.

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