Customer story: Visual Production Scheduler solves planning conflicts and inconsistencies

Posted by Ute Gillet on Nov 5, 2019 1:19:07 PM

Kutterer Rus, a Russian manufacturer of components for aluminum and plastic tubes, as well as plastic packaging with in-mold labelling for the milk industry desperately needed to find a software that could keep pace with the company's steady growth.

Read in this blog post how they solved their problem with the help of the Visual Production Scheduler.

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Partner-to-partner: new role-model for the Dynamics 365 Business Central channel?

Posted by Martin Karlowitsch on Oct 29, 2019 10:53:44 AM

Some days ago, I attended Directions EMEA in Vienna - the annual gathering of many Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central partners. It took me a while to digest my impressions, and summarize my key take-aways. Other than many other Directions EMEA reflections that I read and enjoyed, mine is less product-centric, less tech-centric, but more business model-centric.

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Release 1.3 of Visual Jobs Scheduler for Dynamics 365 BC

Posted by Ute Gillet on Oct 24, 2019 10:00:00 AM

As announced in my blog about the new features of the Visual Production Scheduler, here comes the introduction to the innovations that have been implemented with the October release of the VJS. Look forward to some comfortable and powerful new features!

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Release 1.3 of Visual Production Scheduler for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on Oct 21, 2019 12:04:23 PM

With version 1.2 hardly released, here comes version 1.3 of the VPS already. And though it's only been a month since the last version, also the new one was equipped with lots of handy new features which I'd like to introduce to you in this post. Of course, the Visual Jobs Scheduler is also available in a new version, the enhancements of which I will present in a separate blog post.

 

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New release of Visual Jobs Scheduler for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on Sep 17, 2019 10:59:35 AM

As announcend in my last week's blog about the new features of the Visual Production Scheduler here comes the introduction of the enhancements of the VJS, our interactive planning app for visualizing jobs, job tasks, job planning lines and resources. Due to the summer break, I skipped the blog about the July release and now present you with the new developments of both the July and the August release.

Along with minor improvements and fixed bugs, the VJS has some nice new features to offer that you can look forward to. 

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New release of Visual Production Scheduler for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on Sep 12, 2019 4:04:27 PM

Sticking to our promise of providing new releases every month, we came up with releases of the VPS (and, of course, the Visual Jobs Scheduler) in July and in August. Due to the summer holidays, there was no special blog about the July release, so that today I'll give you the tour of both VPS releases. The VJS will follow next week.

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An outsider’s perspective on Operational Agility

Posted by Lawin Ileto on Jul 29, 2019 2:07:00 PM

Operational Agility sounds like one of those “buzzwords” such as Big Data, Freemium or Snackable Content, which keep reappearing on power point slides that typically baffle half of the audience. In the beginning, I took the term Operational Agility as is – quick & easy operations. By taking the simplest dictionary meaning of Operational Agility, it left me with more questions than answers. What does it mean to be quick & easy? How does a firm achieve this? And if this exists, why aren’t all firms practicing it?

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Enhance visual production planning in NAV by customizing tooltip and label information

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jul 16, 2019 6:59:33 PM

In the Visual Production Scheduler, our Gantt add-in for visual production scheduling, tasks, resources and capacities are displayed along a timeline, thus providing an optimum overview for planners. A visual plan always faces the dilemma of having to show all information needed for the planner to quickly recognize planning conflicts and intervene while on the other hand avoiding to show too much information to not jeopardize the clarity. This is where tooltip and bar label come in: Important data is only shown when needed and presented in an understandable way.

Grasping the importance of a meaningful tooltip and bar label, we implemented an enhancement in the last VPS release:  The standard NAV information can now be supplemented for each of the VPS objects (PO line, PO routing line, work center, machine center) by equipping up to five internal custom fields with data to use them in tooltip and bar label.

To do this, follow the instructions given in this blogpost. 

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