Almost exactly one year ago I reported about the second update of NETRONIC's Resource Planning Model. Since this model is essential for understanding the basic concepts of our products like our Visual Scheduling Widget for HTML5 Gantt charts or for the world of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central our Visual Scheduling Add-in Developer Toolbox, it is not surprising that it has now been updated again.
What is new?
Production planning requires a wide range of skills from resources – regardless of whether they are machines or resources. Therefore, it is understandable that the new version of the model considers this aspect, too.
A resource can now have a set of skill objects assigned to them. In the new Skilled Resources View, these skill objects are displayed as rows – similar to the resources. A resource belonging to one or more skills is placed below the rows of the respective skills. Thus, a resource may be represented by more than one row in the chart.
Similar to how resources can have skills, allocations can have them as well. However, each allocation can have only one of them. This allows you to determine which skill of a resource is required or claimed for processing an activity.
Where can I find it?
There is good news for you! The description of the model is free and can be downloaded here: