The RapidResponse® Master Production Scheduling (MPS) application enables:
Exception-driven MPS actions
View a dashboard which focuses on key exception metrics, such as:
- late MPS orders, and their impact on revenue;
- inventory exceptions that pose opportunity or risk;
- projected late revenue, along with which MPS actions are tied to resolving the lateness; and
- capacity constraints which are projected to be overloaded.
Material and capacity constrained master scheduling
Develop more accurate schedules quicker and that are directly reconciled with supply chain material availability, as well as capacity if used in conjunction with the RapidResponse Capacity Planning - Constraints application. Simulate changes to forecast consumption parameters (e.g. forecast spread, planning BOMs, forecast consumption and demand time fence) and drive master scheduling changes based on key exception metrics, so the most impactful changes are made first.
Gating material and capacity constraint identification
Compare the current demand requirements against the previous MPS in order to identify the gaps. Be presented with a series of resolution options that can be tested and compared to determine the best course of action.
Multi-scenario simulation/collaboration and consequence evaluation
Perform multiple and collaborative scenario simulations to resolve imbalances between the master schedule and current demand requirements, for example, inventory transfers, alternate sources of supply, item substitution, or expediting.
Synchronized master schedule changes with ERP
Define MPS within a single solution and automatically update the transactional processing system (ERP).