Oct 2, 2020 2:59:00 PM / by David Crowley
(Greeff & Ghoshal, 2004, p. 245)
Benefits of Finite Capacity Planning
Source: (Lumenia, 2016)
Dispatch also has the ability to control the amount of WIP at any point with buffer management. Dispatching always ensures that the best resources is automatically assigned to the right job by matching skill sets, territories, customer requirements and resource costs, ultimately decreasing costs up to 25%. It maintains all customer records in one place, including complete history of all work performed, customer communications, and notes. It can quickly and easily add new customers and work to be performed in order to track and profitably service that customer. All customer and work-related information could be imported from external databases if it already exists.
It tracks the process from one operation to the next and may include alarm management to inform the factory personnel. Process management provides interfaces between intelligent equipment and MES through data collection/acquisition. Take a good look at how process monitoring can be implemented at your plant HERE.
Source: (Greeff & Ghoshal, 2004)