Working with the schedule in the VPS

Consider send-ahead time when scheduling in the VPS

Decide whether to consider the send-ahead time set in 365 BC in the scheduling algorithm of the VPS

In Business Central, the user can specify a send-ahead quantity for an operation when defining a routing. The send-ahead quantity can be used to start a dependent operation before the current operation is fully completed,

The VPS algorithm tries to avoid any gaps of nonproductive periods on the successor of an operation. By that, the following operation may start later than expected, but therefore has a continuous workload. This reduces the overall runtime of the production order line because the operations then start to overlap. The successor does not have to wait until the predecessor finishes and hence has no idle time.

This option can be activated in the VPS setup dialog:

Visual Production Scheduler for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central - version 1.11