Ute Gillet

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Visual production planning in NAV: Smoother processes and happy employees

Posted by Ute Gillet on May 6, 2021 7:13:59 PM

The German manufacturing company Winter + Freis replaced their "analog" production planning with an ERP system and realized that a graphical planning board was needed in addition to make their processes more transparent and thus provide more planning security for their employees.

Read in this blog post how the Visual Production Scheduler made this happen.

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4 key challenges of project planning in Business Central and how to master them

Posted by Ute Gillet on Apr 28, 2021 10:45:00 AM

When thinking about a blog topic and knowing I wanted to write something about visual project planning, I came across a lot of internet articles about the typical reasons why numerous projects fail. While there seem to be a number of somehow "personal" or "subjective" reasons for project failure, like a project manager doing everything on his/her own or poor communication within the team, there are also enough more tangible, objective ones, such as dependency and/or resource conflicts, etc. 

Because it's obvious that no software or tool can help people to overcome the "subjective" reasons that prevent them from successfully completing a project, in my article I'll focus on the more objective reasons and how to overcome them by using the ERP system Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central together with a graphical planning board. 

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Release 1.5 of Visual Advanced Production Scheduler for Dynamics 365 BC

Posted by Ute Gillet on Apr 15, 2021 10:20:45 AM

Shortly before Easter, we released version 1.5 of our Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS), the only available finite capacity scheduler that fully integrates with the manufacturing module of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. This version has already been approved by Microsoft and can be downloaded from AppSource as of now.

See below the new features that will further facilitate your work with the VAPS.

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Release 1.10 of VPS and VJS for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on Apr 13, 2021 9:52:05 AM

We finished the new releases of our extensions for visual scheduling in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central shortly before Easter and now are glad that already versions 1.10 of both  the Visual Production Scheduler (VPS) and the Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS) were approved by Microsoft and can be downloaded from AppSource as of now.

So, sit back and see what we have on offer.

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Integrate MRP with finite capacity scheduling in D365 Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on Feb 11, 2021 1:44:03 PM

With the planning worksheet and MRP (material requirements planning), Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central offers a both efficient and powerful tool for achieving the equilibrium of item demand and item supply. As such, the planning worksheet obviously (automatically) creates production orders to meet a certain demand. However, this creation of the production orders is purely demand-driven and does not take into account the current schedule especially with respect to work/machine center load. 

Finite capacity scheduling (e.g. of those production orders that were created via the planning worksheet) is achieved by using the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS). However, combining MRP and finite capacity scheduling can be tricky. The big question here is: Which tool should take control over which production orders? Hence, this blog outlines how to best utilize MRP together with the VAPS (instead of both tools working against each other).

 

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Version 1.4 of Visual Advanced Production Scheduler for Dynamics 365 BC

Posted by Ute Gillet on Dec 21, 2020 10:24:58 AM

Just in time for Christmas we can present you with the release of  version 1.4 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.

As always, the complete release information can be found in the respective release notes. Moreover, the new version will be  available in AppSource soon.

Now, make yourself comfortable, have some Christmas cookies and enjoy reading about the new features ;-).

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Release 1.9 of VPS and VJS for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on Dec 21, 2020 10:19:32 AM

Shortly before the Christmas break we stick to our promise of offering you regular releases of our extensions for visual planning in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and present you with version 1.9 of both  the Visual Production Scheduler (VPS) and the Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS). Version 1.9. 

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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How visual production scheduling enables you to manage rush orders

Posted by Ute Gillet on Dec 14, 2020 2:45:00 PM

Does the following sound familiar to you? An important customer calls and places a very urgent order - a so-called "boss order" - which needs to be squeezed in.

If yes, the key questions and problems arising from this are also more than familiar to you: "What will be the impact on the overall schedule? Will it be possible at all or will my nice and smooth schedule which I had until a minute ago will become completely shot up? Will all the other customers will be angry?"

In this situation, your head will be spinning and, let's be honest, the ERP system you're using, mostly leaves you "standing in the rain".

If you are only too familiar with everything I described so far, and your ERP system is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central,  I really recommend you read this post where I present a possible solution in the form of our Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS)  -  the only available finite capacity scheduler which is built in such a way that it fully integrates with the manufacturing module of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

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