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Scheduling around a down machine

  
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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.  

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 taking into account the machine being unavailable.

If the maintenance team is able to get the machine back up and running faster than anticipated, the schedule can be adjusted again, and republished again.

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.