PlantLoad is an advanced system of production capacity management and of support for Order Acceptance, which emphasizes the collaboration between Sales and Production Planning Departments.
PlantLoad performs the following functions:
Plant Load provides a simulation tool to determine the best delivery date for a new order based on the workload of the plant resulting from the orders already accepted.
It allows booking production capacities for orders not yet confirmed by important customers, so as to assure their acceptance.
It shows the updated load situation of the equipement, highlighting overloading or residual capacities.
Compliance with delivery dates is verified using the Master Production Plan (MPP), called the “buckets” system. Capacities can be defined and “consumed” by using any attributes eligible for the order or combinations thereof.
PlantLoad, based on Order Status progress, periodically and automatically updates the material produced in advance or not produced, and aligns system status to the actual situation of the plant.