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Manufacture planning

Module “ERPC. Manufacture planning” is implemented on the Microsoft Dynamics ™ NAV platform. It is classified as MES (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions), designed to meet the challenges of planning, analysis and optimization of production in trade-manufacturing companies.











What the opportunities are opened to you?


  • Scenario modeling of marketing budget revenues;
  • Formation of the planned production demand calculated based on production needs;
  • Planning, management and control of the distribution of manufacturing power: equipment, materials and supplies, personnel. Formation of optimal manufacturing routes and lots of finished products;
  • Operational planning, the production schedule. Workload analysis, workload optimization, identification of critical areas;
  • Production supervision. Rapid changes in the manufacturing schedule in real-time;
  • Management of production orders and documents of finished products;
  • Determining the needs of the materials on the basis of regulatory and nomination requirements, actual and forecasted stock balance, open purchase orders, insurance stocks, substitute materials;
  • Integration with external systems of production equipment management, programs of layouts  optimization, formation of design documentation, electronic data warehousing
  • Performance analysis. Reports formation on the usage of production resources, availability of resources, time of the production run.

Planning models – tool for building an unlimited number of planning models, in which sales for certain period are forecasting, under different scenarios of development, necessary to ensure sales production, the need for facilities and procurement.
Sales budget - planned forecast of sales in the period, in the context of the range or group articles, for different types and scenarios of planning models, forming by sales and marketing department. The possibility of budgeting of a top-level sales budgets (annual, quarterly) and operational (monthly budget).

Formation of sales budgets involves the ability to import data from external files (*.xls, *.xml) or calculation on the basis of algorithms: copying of previous periods budgets with the registration of adjusting parameters , using of actual sales for the corresponding previous periods, with the applying of seasonal factors, marketing parameters.


Pure demand – it’s actual need in the production of finished products, which takes into account existing backlog, the assumptions and limitations, inherent in the module settings. Depending on the planning model,  in calculation of pure demand involved the following parameters:

  • Sales budget - a sale plan of the finished product;
  • Expected costs - open, confirmed customer requests;
  • Expected arrivals - proved production orders, open purchase requests;
  • Available stock - free stock balance (without reservation)
  • Safety stock - parameter, which specifies the minimum availability of products in stock for sales budget;
  • Minimum installment/multiplicity of order - the best performance of finished parties.


Production plan – plan-schedule of production orders performance. In the process of plan calculation are forming a set of planned, but not yet established in the manufacturing order module, realized to provide the forecast according to given capacity constraints.

For each production order to produce the finished product is generated automatically linked chain of orders for semi-finished production, orders are automatically distributed through the timeline, with the capacity utilization rate and terms of the marketing plan, based on the settings.

Automatic generation of the production plan uses different algorithms for: optimization of  production plan releases date as a whole, of issuance of the as a whole, optimal or even load capacity, minimization of changeovers.

Tools for forming production plan allow to evaluate capacity utilization, identify bottlenecks, and learn about the need for raw materials. Register of planned production orders, is a source of formation of operational tasks for the manufacture.




In the production plan calculation, are used the options:


  • Production specifications - set of semi- and materials, required to complete the production orders. Specifications are presented in a tree structure with unlimited nesting levels. Functional of versioning specifications allows you to quickly respond to changes in manufacturing technology. Specifications contain information about application rates of intermediates and materials,% of defects, fixed defects (regardless of edition), and other characteristics that define the manufacturing  technology.
  • Production routes - set of technological operations to be performed for the release of made production. Versioning functionality allows to use alternative production technology.
  • Production calendar - determines the availability of capacity for the day, take into account: the number of working days, the number of shifts per day, the number of working hours per shift, scheduled maintenance, unscheduled downtime.
  • Time norms - standard values for technical operations.
  • Changeover – time norms that are associated with the changeover of production capacities.


Material shortages - the total demand for raw and materials, formed during the creation of the production plan. Calculation of the pure demand up to the day, by using functional module - "Calculating the deficit."

Depending on the planning model in the calculation of the deficit involved following parameters:

  • Daily full need, according to the production plan;
  • Expected cost - open, confirmed production orders;
  • Expected arrivals - proved, open purchase requests;
  • Available stock - free stock balance (without reservation)
  • Min/Max - a parameter that defines the minimum, maximum availability of residue materials in stock. This option is one of the tools to ensure optimal storage remains.
  • Minimum installment/multiplicity of order - features of purchased material lots.
  • Substitute materials - alternative materials that can be used in production.

On the basis of this deficit are formed grouped purchase requests for the department of material and technical supply.

Module “ERPC Production Planning” is realized on Microsoft Dynamics NAV - is the link between the ERP functionality, focused on financial transactions and operational production activities at the department, area or manufacturing line. Implementation of «ERPC Production Planning" in your company will allow to synchronize real-time production processes with business processes, which will improve the financial performance, including increasing the benefits of fixed assets, accelerate cash flow, cost reduction, on-time delivery, increase profit margins and productivity.