Customer Journey Production Planner’s View in Manufacturing
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A production planner at a Chemical Manufacturing company is planning and scheduling the shop floor to streamline manufacturing jobs weekly. The Planner has a task to provide proper customer promise dates to the Customer Service Reps. A Planner needs to be alerted and aware of the global demand, planned supply, and current inventory status at all times. The daily tasks include maintaining/running Materials Requirement Planning, reviewing planned orders, the state of actual production orders, and how the overall supply chain stream is progressing.
A big part of a Planner's day goes towards gathering information from different sources into an Excel sheet and massaging the data to create a decent plan. This process is extremely cumbersome and takes days to provide 'close to accurate' promise dates to customers. The planner board ideally needs a 360-degree view of the overall production and net requirements. A well-integrated planning tool that can look at on-hand inventory, projected demand/ supply, and actual demand/ supply that gathers all of the information together in seconds can make the Planner successful at achieving the supply chain goals. With Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain embedded with Power BI, you can always plan for inventory and track the status of stock as well as work orders accordingly through a personalized dashboard.
Manufacturing Planning & Execution
CREATE A PRODUCTION PLAN FOR THE WEEK
Check current demand
Check finished goods inventory
Check raw material supply
Check machine allocation and capacity
Check human resource availability
FIRM PLAN TO PREPARE PRODUCTION SCHEDULE
Confirm material to be produced
Confirm quantity of material
Confirm production route & formula/ BOM
Confirm production delivery date
SCHEDULE ACTUAL PRODUCTION WORK ORDERS FOR THE WEEK
Prepare visual gantt with production schedule for the upcoming week
Reserve material for the production work orders
Allocate machines for work
Allocate human resources for work
EXECUTE PRODUCTION WORK ORDER
Release production work order to the warehouse
Consume Raw material
Record hours on route operations
Track WIP quality control testing
Record yields & release batch for next allocation
Close out production for the batch
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