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Production Capacity Planning

Determine future equipment utilization rates based on sales or production forecasts

Load sales and product forecasts into the system.

Change the planned production operations if products can be run on different machines.

Review production machine utilization to determine capacity constraints.

Pharmaceutical bottling line

Gain insight on labor requirements necessary to support your production plans and understand where your business needs to invest the capital necessary to expand the busiest production lines.

What-If Scenarios
Run multiple forecast scenarios to understand the impact of situations on production capacity.

Multiple Time Buckets
Plan by day, week, or month based on your business’s operational structure.

Packaging and Bulk Planning
Forecast at the finished good level and ensure that capacity exists for bulk production as well.

Production capacity planning offers manufacturers with the knowledge you need to make better business decisions by integrating variable data from raw material supply, available labor resources, and equipment availability.

In this blog post, we outline the five business processes to consider when choosing a Production Capacity Planning System.
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Deacom’s production capacity planning features provide you with the ability to answer these questions.

Support Existing Business
Do we have the capacity to support existing business with the current production configuration?

Fit New Order
Do we have the capacity to fit in a new customer or a specific large customer order?

Future Investments
Where do we need capital to invest in future production line expansion projects?

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Dock Scheduling

Dock Scheduling

Schedule outbound sales, inter-company transfers, and inbound purchase order receipts on available docks.

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

Ensure materials are available for production and products are available for delivery to customers with Deacom’s MRP system.

Production Line Scheduling

Production Line Scheduling

Manage and optimize your production schedule based on job routing sequences.

Sales Forecasting

Sales Forecasting

Make intelligent, data-driven demand planning decisions by using sales forecasts to drive purchasing and production activities.