Ute Gillet

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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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How to set up standard Business Central options to work best with the VAPS

Posted by Ute Gillet on Dec 10, 2020 10:10:27 AM

We are quite proud of the fact that our Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS)  is 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. It is our aspiration that both products – Business Central and VAPS – truly work hand in hand. However, the VAPS is a much younger product and as of now it does not support every standard Business Central manufacturing functionality - yet. This concerns a few BC fields that we have compiled in this blog post for you together with the recommended settings.

Be assured that in the process of constantly enhancing the VAPS, this list will simultaneously get shorter and shorter. 

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Improve project planning with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on Nov 3, 2020 12:52:56 PM

The Jobs module of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is largely designed for project-savvy companies (like engineering-to-order,  construction, or project services companies) to help them gain better control of their projects. The module seems to mostly focus on the aspects of financial project controlling rather than on the requirements of a day-to-day project management. And, what's more, especially the jobs module "buries" data in a deep hierarchy of tables: jobs, job tasks, job planning lines and resource allocations.

In this blog post I'll show you how you can easily complement your Business Central system with interactive project Gantt charts as well as resource Gantt charts. With this, you can see all of your project data at one glance and plan your projects visually per drag and drop - both time-wise and resource-wise.

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