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Why AXtension® Planning & Control?

With AXtension® Planning & Control, you are in control of your production planning by constantly validating three main factors:

Do you have enough inventory to start? Do your resources have enough capacity to complete the production orders? Are you delivering on time?

With these insights, the solution helps making decisions in prioritizing make-to-order, engineer-to-order and make-to-stock orders. It is all about putting the planner in control of his plan.

AXtension® Planning & Control helps me during my planning to validate if we have sufficient capacity and materials to confirm orders. I can easily assign jobs and operations to different resources and rearrange these to deliver the most effective plan without conflicting with delivery dates.

Real time insights in material availability ✔
Analysis of requirement dates and schedule accordingly ✔
Schedule backlog orders and validate capacity impact ✔

AXtension® Planning & Control helps me during my planning to validate if we have sufficient capacity and materials to confirm orders. I can easily assign jobs and operations to different resources and rearrange these to deliver the most effective plan without conflicting with delivery dates.

Real time insights in material availability ✔
Analysis of requirement dates and schedule accordingly ✔
Schedule backlog orders and validate capacity impact ✔

AXtension® Planning & Control helps me to cope with day to day challenges. If we are behind schedule or an order needs to be prioritized I have all to tools to validate our options. These tools help me to communicate to all stakeholders where we are and what we need to do to be successful.

✔ Filter operations & jobs using management by exception
✔ Drill down to all underlying information to analyse possibilities
✔ Real time insights in feedback from the shop floor to see production progress

AXtension® Planning & Control helps me to cope with day to day challenges. If we are behind schedule or an order needs to be prioritized I have all to tools to validate our options. These tools help me to communicate to all stakeholders where we are and what we need to do to be successful.

✔ Filter operations & jobs using management by exception
✔ Drill down to all underlying information to analyse possibilities
✔ Real time insights in feedback from the shop floor to see production progress

Since we are using AXtension® Planning & Control I noticed my communication with our production department improved. It is much easier and we are more accurate to promise delivery dates to my customer and instead of disappointing them, we are now exceeding expectations.

Our planner has real time insights ✔
Our production manager is in control if we have a customer with an urgent requirement ✔
We are more competitive and my customer is happy ✔

Since we are using AXtension® Planning & Control I noticed my communication with our production department improved. It is much easier and we are more accurate to promise delivery dates to my customer and instead of disappointing them, we are now exceeding expectations.

Our planner has real time insights ✔
Our production manager is in control if we have a customer with an urgent requirement ✔
We are more competitive and my customer is happy ✔

AXtension® Planning & Control helps me to see when we can run a first prototype or null-series of a product. The production plan is aligned with my project plan and we no longer have any costly miscommunications resulting in underutilization of our resources. New tooling is available on time and resources are effectively scheduled.

✔ Direct integration from production resources and orders in my project plan
✔ Status insights of materials required and tools needed
✔ Real time insights in the status of the production job

AXtension® Planning & Control helps me to see when we can run a first prototype or null-series of a product. The production plan is aligned with my project plan and we no longer have any costly miscommunications resulting in underutilization of our resources. New tooling is available on time and resources are effectively scheduled.

✔ Direct integration from production resources and orders in my project plan
✔ Status insights of materials required and tools needed
✔ Real time insights in the status of the production job

What does AXtension® Planning & Control do compared to standard Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Supply Chain Management?

We are introducing a user-friendly way of assigning production operations or jobs to the correct resources at the right moment in time considering the following: 

  • BOM or Formula item availability 
  • Resource group or resource capacity 
  • Delivery times from related sales orders, projects, production orders, stock replenishments

This way you can easily prioritize MTO, MTS, ETO orders with optimized scheduling tools. The following enhancements are added: 

  • Schedule production orders on operation level instead of jobs 
  • Multi drag & drop to different resources and in time 
  • Raw material or semi-finished product material validation 
  • Visualization of requirement dates 
  • Management by exception filters 
  • Progress visualization 
  • And much more. 

I’d like to use drag and drop capabilities inside my ERP for planning of tasks and resources. Is this possible?

Yes, activities can be rescheduled in time and to resources using drag & drop. You don’t have to do things one-by-one, but you can easily select multiple tasks at once and drag & drop them as a group. 

Does your solution support R&D and ETO processes as well?

Yes. Using AXtension® Planning & Control, both planning and budgeting can be done as part of projects. This way you can run prototypes of products without fully engineering the product yet, reserving resource capacity and manage production costs as part of your project budget.  

You also have the ability to visualize the production order planning as part of your project plan to inform the project organisation about the status.

How can I get a better grip on my margin?

When using AXtension® Planning & Control, you’ll get full control over the evolution of your margin throughout the project lifecycle. Each period you create a snapshot of estimated revenue. This snapshot is compared to the budgeted margin and therefore corrective actions can be taken instantly to prevent margin erosion before it’s too late.

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