Release 1.4 of Visual Production Scheduler for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on Nov 28, 2019 2:00:24 PM

Have you already been waiting for our November release of the Visual Production Scheduler? This waiting has come to an end - I proudly present the new VPS features "hot off the press".

And as always, you will read about the new Visual Jobs Scheduler in a few days.

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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 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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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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Visual production scheduling now available for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jul 4, 2019 5:22:53 PM

Knowing our proven Visual Scheduling Suite for Dynamics NAV (2013 up to 2018) you will be glad to hear that the Visual Production Scheduler for easy production scheduling with interactive Gantt charts, is now available as Dynamics 365 Business Central extension on AppSource.

Together with the simultaneous release of the VJS for Dynamics 365 BC and  of the VRV in May this year, this makes us the company offering the most complete stack of visual scheduling software for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and NAV of which we are really very proud.

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Production planning with Dynamics NAV: Link production orders

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jun 18, 2019 5:45:49 PM

It's been a while since I provided you with news and information about our add-ins. At the moment, we are quite busy with developing our Visual Scheduling Suite 2.0 – based on JavaScript and fully applicable for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (and NAV), for cloud and on-premise.

But, of course, we don't neglect our "good old" proven Dynamics NAV add-ins for visual scheduling and a question that was brought to me recently was how to work with linked production orders in the Visual Production Scheduler. This question can be answered easily and quickly - and as I'm sure many of you would like to know how this is done, I'm gonna share the solution with you today.

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Production scheduling for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Essentials

Posted by Ute Gillet on Jan 17, 2019 10:16:21 AM

Are you (or your customers) a small or mid-size make-to-order manufacturer? Do you use Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central as your ERP system or are you thinking about using it? In both cases you might have already noticed that while the manufacturing module of Dynamics 365 Business Central Premium is quite a bit oversized for your purposes, the Essentials package lacks essential production planning functionality matching the requirements of your business. So far, you haven't found a satisfying solution to this problem?

So let me help you further by showing you how easily this dilemma can be solved by using our cloud-based software just plan it for visual production scheduling tailored especially towards small and mid-size make-to-order manufacturers.

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How to master unplanned incidents in production scheduling with NAV

Posted by Ute Gillet on Oct 19, 2018 11:34:00 AM

There's one thing most everyone working in production scheduling knows: No matter which system you use, however accurately your data might be, and how much time you have spent dealing with sophisticated scheduling algorithms - production reality never follows your system's implicit or explicit model. Hence, users of any production scheduling system should not only look at how it deals with a typical or an average production schedule, but they should also ask how the system supports them when dealing with unplanned incidents.

So this is why today I'd like to show you how to deal with short-term deviations from the planned capacity (i.e. when a machine operator calls in sick for a shift, or when a machine breaks down etc.).

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