How routings can be used for costing and scheduling … and more tips

Posted by Lawin Ileto on Oct 19, 2020 11:49:00 AM

We continue our podcast, where we left off last time, somewhere in the US. From the Atlantic coast in Florida, we now go to Madison, Wisconsin (virtually) for our next guest, Kevin Fons. Kevin has been working in the manufacturing industry for 30 years and with Dynamics NAV, Dynamics 365 Business Central, and ISV add-ons for about 16 years. Today he is a Senior Applications Consultant for Innovia, where he leads various NAV & Business Central projects for a wide array of customers.

Starting from the general value manufacturing ERP data can have for customers, the conversation became very specific rapidly. Kevin and Martin dived down into the concrete topic of routings and that they need to serve two purposes: costing and scheduling.

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Six features making the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler advanced

Posted by Paulina Soto on Oct 15, 2020 10:45:00 AM

As we like to remind users, the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler is the first finite capacity manufacturing scheduler for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Among others, it enhances the standard manufacturing module of Business Central by handling all machine and work centers as if their capacity always equals one (1).

If being finite is not enough reason for you to bet on it, in this blog I will briefly explain 6 further features that make the VAPS an advanced scheduler. These are added solutions to other most common challenges on the shop floor and its management. 

These are the earliest material availability date, production simulations, consideration of alternative machine centers, incorporation of a standby resource, the sales order view and the opportunity to see your schedule in regards to your preferred information, or as we call them color views.

Let’s dive into each feature, shall we?

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How ERP enables the digitization in manufacturing

Posted by Lawin Ileto on Oct 12, 2020 2:15:00 PM

The wait is over! The Business Central Manufacturing Show is back with its 14th episode. In this episode we talk to Olof Simren. A Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV expert who started working with Navision back in 2002, when it was called Navision Attain. With over 18 years of Microsoft Dynamics experience, an awesome blog about Dynamics NAV manufacturing and projects in different parts of the world, Olof now leads a US based company called Naviona. In our interview, we discussed how an ERP system can help manufacturing companies go paperless through full-circle digitization.

 

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Release 1.8 of VPS and VJS for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on Oct 5, 2020 1:49:52 PM

The summer break is long ago again and you will be back in your (home) offices again. I hope you had a nice and restful holiday and are all still well.

We at NETRONIC are back at work at full steam and can already present you with a new version of both the Visual Production Scheduler (VPS) and the Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS). Version 1.8, as well as its versions before, offers some nice new features.

As always, the complete release information can be found in the respective notes for VPS and VJS. Moreover, both new versions will be  available in AppSource soon.

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Release 1.3 of Visual Advanced Production Scheduler for Dynamics 365 BC

Posted by Ute Gillet on Oct 5, 2020 1:48:01 PM

Is it really only three months ago that we released version 1.2 of the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS), the only available finite capacity scheduler that fully integrates with the manufacturing module of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?  Time flies and here's already the next new version! We have been really busy and are now able to offer you a whole lot of new and powerful features.

So sit back and see what version 1.3 has to offer.

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Using Excel when it comes to D365 BC Manufacturing -pros and cons

Posted by Kerstin Sieckmann on Sep 24, 2020 11:00:33 AM

Is Excel a suitable add-on tool to support the production scheduling in a company? Many manufacturing companies using the EPR System Microsoft Dynamic 365 Business Central including the Manufacturing module will answer this question with a clear yes. They work with it and have come to terms with its minor and major shortcomings. But is Excel really a suitable tool for reliable and optimal production scheduling ? What are the dangers of using Excel to manage your production in Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC? That's what this blog post is all about.

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Nineteen VAPS certified partners and counting

Posted by Lawin Ileto on Sep 17, 2020 9:54:03 AM

The Visual Advanced Production Scheduler, which you already might know as VAPS was a product we started working on around middle of 2019 in collaboration with our friends from TecMan from the UK.

The VAPS is the first finite capacity visual scheduler fully integrated into Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. As such, the VAPS is the big brother of the Visual Production Scheduler (VPS), which you probably already know about. Although both products work with Business Central’s manufacturing module, they are still quite different.

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Backlogs in HTML5 Gantt charts: visualization tips with the VSW

Posted by Juergen Theis on Sep 3, 2020 1:05:56 PM

In production or project planning the scheduling of backlog items is an essential task. It is important to keep an overview of all work to be done and to include the items step by step in the planning board. In a previous blog post we have already discussed different backlog visualizations. Now, we will see how our Visual Scheduling Widget can help you to perform the handling of backlogs by using Gantt charts.

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