The CompassCPA Resource Planning Module is divided into two related
capacity planning and materials planning. A company plans and controls the manufacturing,
assembly and purchasing activities by a combination of these functions.
requirements planning uses a planning horizon to divide the future into planning periods.
You specify the structure of the planning horizon by defining the length of near and
distant periods. The system calendar lists work and non-work days. The planning horizon
structure is mapped over this calendar from a specified starting date and allocates each
planning period a starting and ending date.
-- Capacity requirements revolve around work centers, which are specified production
facilities consisting of one or more people or machines. Work center details are used to
build the labor and machine capacity for each work center and period. Load details are
derived from work orders, which may be entered through the CompassCPA Work-In-Process
Module or through the projected work orders feature.
-- Requirements for plant maintenance orders entered through the CompassCPA Plant
Maintenance Module are also taken into consideration. Each order is associated with
an operations table which specifies the amount of time each operation takes and in which
work center the operation is performed.
-- The materials
planning feature analyzes the requirement based upon the type of product and the stated
demand for the product. The materials demand can originate from various sources: master
schedule, make to order, reorder point control, time bucket and usage history.
-- There is a capability to supply the system with unanticipated demand.
-- The end product of the process is a 52-week master schedule by product of suggested
work orders, suggested purchase orders, and suggested expediting/delay/quantity change to
existing orders and recommended replenishment.
Cost and inventory tracking by work order
Extensive costing capabilities
Five reorder policies
Forecast and skewed demand entry by SKU
Infinite capacity planning
Inquiries and reporting for decision support
SKU & location level order policies
Suggested action report
Suggested work orders and purchase orders
Work center (line) capacity planning
Work in Process
But that's just the beginning--the CompassCPA Suite allows you to integrate your
manufacturing data with distribution, financial and human resource functions, to give you
a world view of your business and street-level access to the details.
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