Ute Gillet

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Combined machine and manpower-related scheduling with finite capacity

Posted by Ute Gillet on Dec 5, 2022 5:46:48 PM

Last week, Martin hosted the webinar "Combined machine and manpower-related scheduling with finite capacity". In this webinar, he showed how to tackle the challenge of scheduling machine-bound and manual work with one tool, the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS), that combines machine and manpower-related scheduling with finite capacity.

Read this blog to get a written wrap-up of the webinar with links to the respective minute of the presentation. 

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Release 1.16 of VPS and VJS for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on Nov 14, 2022 3:48:44 PM

Together with release 1.11 of the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS), we have released version 1.16 of the Visual Production Scheduler (VPS) and the Visual Jobs Scheduler (VJS) for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central respectively. Both versions have been approved by Microsoft and can be downloaded from AppSource and our Teams-based partner portal now. 

This blog post shows how we have further improved our extensions for visual scheduling in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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Release 1.11 of Visual Advanced Production Scheduler for 365 BC

Posted by Ute Gillet on Nov 7, 2022 3:02:07 PM

Is it really only three months ago that we released version 1.10 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 (of course, right in time before Directions EMEA starts).

So sit back and see what version 1.11 has to offer.

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A conversation on manufacturing challenges and solutions (podcast)

Posted by Ute Gillet on Sep 5, 2022 12:18:43 PM

Returning from the summer break, let me present you with episode 29 of the Business Central Manufacturing Show. Like episode 28, the warehouse discussion episode from 5 July, it originates from our Business Central Manufacturing Exchange webinar series and is a recorded panel discussion on industry vertical challenges and solutions. Our CEO Martin hosted this discussion and was excited to have Michael Bradley (PrintVis), and Adri Cardol (TO INCREASE) as his guests.

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Release 1.15 of VPS and VJS for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on Aug 18, 2022 3:16:09 PM

Together with release 1.10 of the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS), we have released version 1.15 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 well as from our Teams-based partner portal now. 

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

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Release 1.10 of VAPS for Dynamics 365 Business Central (August 2022)

Posted by Ute Gillet on Aug 17, 2022 11:00:08 AM

We are happy to provide you with new versions of our visual scheduling extensions for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Together with versions 1.15 of the Visual Production Scheduler and the Visual Jobs Scheduler (watch out for the respective blog which is to come shortly), we have released version 1.10 of the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler which has already been approved by Microsoft and can be downloaded from AppSource as well as from our Teams-based partner portal as of now. 

For detailed information, please read the release notes

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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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