Fake it till you make it: Production schedule simulations in the VAPS

Posted by Paulina Soto on Apr 16, 2021 9:13:56 AM

When developing the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler to bring finite capacity scheduling capabilities to Business Central, we researched, surveyed, and heard what our customers had to say. They oftentimes asked us for ways to achieve production schedule simulations.

The reason being twofold: First, they wanted to build various scenarios of a schedule, and then compare them. Second, they also aimed at decoupling scheduling from the live production data so that changes to the schedule would not immediately impact the shopfloor execution. Read this blog post to learn more about production schedule simulations with the Visual Advanced Production Scheduler (VAPS).

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Visual Scheduling Widget for HTML5/Gantt charts with more functions

Posted by Juergen Theis on Mar 3, 2021 2:29:15 PM

The current COVID-19 pandemic does not cause us to slow down or even stop the development of our standard edition of the Visual Scheduling Widget (VSW SE for short) for HTML5/Javascript Gantt charts. Quite the contrary! It has never been so important for us and our customers to use the time for further developments and improvements. Let's take a look at the latest achievements.

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Links as the visualization of dependencies in an HTML5 Gantt - VSW tip

Posted by Juergen Theis on Feb 3, 2021 2:00:00 PM

Activities in the Visual Scheduling Widget are used to represent things like jobs, tasks, operations, etc. of the real world to a Gantt chart. All of these activities can have dependencies between each other, in the way that one activity cannot start until another activity is finished. In the following you will learn how to visualize these relations between activities in the Visual Scheduling Widget.

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Individual resource working times in a HTML5 Gantt chart - our VSW tip

Posted by Juergen Theis on Jan 18, 2021 9:08:41 AM

To know at what time their resources are available is an essential information for every planner. So, the intelligent visualization of working and nonworking times in a Gantt chart is therefore a 'must-have' in every resource planning and scheduling application. In this blog post we give an insight how we use the calendar objects in our Visual Scheduling Widget (VSW) for HTML5 Gantt charts to visualize working and nonworking times and we will discuss how they are specified and applied. We also give a lot of tips and tricks for best user interactions,

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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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More powerful features for HTML5/JavaScript Gantt charts with VSW 3.2

Posted by Juergen Theis on Jun 29, 2020 10:51:43 AM

Our standard edition of the Visual Scheduling Widget (VSW SE for short) for HTML5/JavaScript Gantt charts has evolved excellently in the last few weeks. Driven by the requirements of our customers and by those of our own products we have enhanced the widget further and today we released a new version 3.2. SE. So, let me give you a brief overview of the most important extensions.

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Gantt chart Tip: How to visualize rest times with VARCHART XGantt

Posted by Alfred Göhlich on Nov 19, 2019 10:54:15 AM

Whether an operation needs a rest time after processing and how long this will be is an important information for the production planner and hence should be visualized in his planning table. In the daily life of manufacturing companies you can find a lot of examples for operations with rest times: After varnishing, a table top has to dry for 24 hours before it can be further worked on. In theory, visualizing rest times in the planning board is very easy: you have to create a node with two layers – the first one visualizing the operation, the second one the rest time. One of our VARCHART XGantt customers recently asked how he could visualize rest times that can also be outside working hours, if, e.g., the drying phase of the paint falls on a weekend. For this, you have to take into account the “Duration field” setting in the Edit Layer dialog for the “Wait Time” in VARCHART XGantt. Click here to learn more:

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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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