Rough-Cut Capacity Planning with Shelf Life

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This app is designed to assist supply chain and manufacturing personnel in planning and executing production plans subject to a number of different constraints. This app differs from other production capacity planning apps by incorporating different shelf life periods, not only by product but also by customer, depending on their geographic region.


App Last Updated
December 21st, 2016
563 MB
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Shelf life settings
  • Set shelf life limits on finished goods as well as component inventory.
  • Assign different minimum acceptable shelf life periods for each customer based on region.
Inventory and requirements planning
  • Identify when additional parts are required based on parameters such as product shelf life, customer region shelf life, target inventory, and batch size.
  • Inventory lots for each product are tracked to identify lot age and when that lot exceeds its designated shelf life.
  • The expiration costs by product and plant are calculated and displayed.
  • Dynamically adjust parameters to see impact on inventory and requirements plans, as well as expired inventory costs.
Capacity settings
  • Set shift schedule and average maintenance hours by work center.
  • Input run rate per product and work center to display the number of hours required to meet demand.
Capacity adjustments
  • Balance load between primary and secondary work centers based on a percentage split.
  • Add overtime hours to cover demand in excess of standard shift schedule.
  • Change shift schedule to react to higher- or lower-than-expected demand for a specified time period.
  • Adjust standard maintenance time per work center or override it by time period.
Plant calendar
  • Identify which days plants will be closed for holidays, maintenance, or other reasons
  • This is factored into the work center capacities for the selected plant.
Production planning by work center
  • View production plan by work center and plant after capacities have been analyzed and, if need be, adjusted.
  • View the production mix across time.


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