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How to select the right OEE software

You want to select OEE software that matches your manufacturing process, integrates with your existing manufacturing technology, and will be accepted by your people.  

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Scheduling a Rush Order

Your production plan has been optimized to maximize the use of your equipment, personnel and materials all while meeting your on time delivery dates.  Then, you get the call.  Your sales team would like to process a rush order from a key customer.  They need to know how soon the order can get out.

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Scheduling Around Unavailable Personnel

Your production plan has been optimized to maximize the use of your equipment, personnel and materials all while meeting your on time delivery dates.  Then, you get the call.  One of your key personnel will be out sick.  They won't be available to run their assigned operations. 

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Scheduling Around Late Material

Your production plan has been optimized to maximize the use of your equipment, personnel and materials all while meeting your on time delivery dates.  Then, you get the call.  One of your suppliers will be late with a delivery.  You will be short materials. 

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Scheduling around a down machine

Your production plan has been optimized to maximize the use of your equipment, personnel and materials all while meeting your on time delivery dates.  Then, you get the call.  One of your machines has gone down.  

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Free Production Schedule Template

We are excited to announce we have a free Production Schedule Template available for download!

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Production Planning and Scheduling Basics

In simple terms, Finite Capacity Scheduling is a method of scheduling used to maximize the usage of your assets based on the materials and orders you have on hand.  Typically the most expensive, and thus the most valuable resource in your facility is your equipment.  Each piece of equipment has a limited or finite capacity, and the goal is always to maximize usage of these resource.

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