Finite Capacity Scheduling Instruments

What is finite capacity scheduling?

The VAPS works with finite capacity scheduling

Finite capacity scheduling means to schedule with limited capacities:

  • The  default assumption is to have a capacity of 1 per machine center, meaning that each machine can just work on one operation at a given point of time
  • It makes sure that you do NEVER overload a machine center.
  • Any change in the schedule leads to automatic recalculation of the entire schedule.
  • This principle is also applied to complex routings:
    • serial
    • parallel
  • Dependencies are taken into account:
    • dependencies between operations (of one production order)
    • dependencies between production orders (if made from reservations)