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.
How will you react?
This is the type of scenario where production planning and scheduling software is far superior to whiteboards and Excel spreadsheets. Watch this video to see how the schedule can be adjusted and republished in a matter of minutes.
How easy was that? The schedule was modified in minutes, and easily optimized around the additional order. We were able to process the rush order with the least amount of impact to other orders, all while optimizing the use of the resources available.
If sales calls again with another rush order, the schedule can be adjusted again, and republished again. You've given your sales team a comptetive advantage.
We have some other great how to videos showing how you can respond to late material shipments, personnel being unavailable, and requests to process rush orders. Click here to see all the videos.