Schedule with infinite capacity support for Planning Optimization


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Enabled for Public preview General availability
Users by admins, makers, or analysts Jun 30, 2021 To be announced

Business value

Production scheduling enables master planning with the Planning Optimization Add-in for Supply Chain Management to account for the actual lead time derived from route information. The scheduling engine also finds applicable resources based on operation requirements and the available resource capabilities.

Feature details

This feature enables material requirements planning (MRP) based on scheduling from route information. Previously, MRP scheduling with Planning Optimization was done with a static inventory (production) lead time set on the related product. It provides the following benefits:

  • Enables planners to view resource load and determine delivery lead time.
  • Includes resource and route information.
  • Schedules production suggestions with infinite capacity.

This feature is part of the materials resource planning II (MRP II) capabilities for Planning Optimization. MRP II helps planners at manufacturing companies control their production schedule, control resource load, and determine delivery lead times. Because Planning Optimization runs as a separate service, it's able to facilitate high performance production planning without slowing down the rest of the system.

With Planning Optimization support for production scheduling, manufacturers can benefit from:

  • Improved performance with high data volume.
  • Improved system performance made possible by moving master planning to its own service.
  • Near-real-time insights into requirement changes.

Geographic areas

This feature will be released into the following Microsoft Azure geographic areas:

  • United States
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Canada

See also

Scheduling with infinite capacity (docs)