Manufacturing Optimization

Get the production planning and production scheduling tools you need to meet customer needs at a lower cost

Create an achievable production plan with capacity-constrained master production scheduling—and then turn it into an optimized shop schedule that improves customer service and reduces production costs. Identify mismatches between supply and demand—even those that are months away—and adjust your purchasing plans and manufacturing capacities accordingly. 

Demand Solutions DSX is a powerful, easy-to-use production scheduling solution for generating accurate schedules that takes into account constraints around machines, personnel, tooling, and inventory. It enables you to balance material, capacity, and shop floor schedules simultaneously to meet customer demands on time—and at the lowest possible cost.

With Demand Solutions DSX, you can:

  • Gain a 360-degree view of production planning and production scheduling
  • Grow revenue through shorter lead times and reliable promise dates
  • Cut costs by significantly reducing inventories, overtime, expediting, and manual data entry
  • Create reliable, accurate, real-time production planning schedules
  • Make informed decisions with full understanding of their impact
  • Predict the resources needed and completion time for each job
  • Adjust and respond to changes quickly and easily with real-time tracking and performance indicators
  • Plan across multiple facilities while managing critical manufacturing constraints

Demand Solutions also offers powerful, calendar-based workflow capabilities that can support the unique steps, dependencies, and approvals in your business processes. All your stakeholders can easily share production planning information in real time.

And because DSX runs in the cloud, you can get powerful production scheduling functionality without making an up-front investment in software licenses and implementation.

Migrate Data Easily to a Flexible Manufacturing Optimization Solution

Demand Solutions DSX offers an intuitive user interface and robust functionality built on the Microsoft .NET architecture that lets you deploy quickly and achieve immediate value. It can also pull data from any ERP system, spreadsheet, or database. And because DSX integrates multiple supply chain planning features in one platform, you can use planned orders to simultaneously plan material and capacity. That means you can support customer requirements while minimizing the impact on your manufacturing resources.

Meet Your Production Planning and Production Scheduling Needs with One Solution

Visual Scheduling

  • Manage all your constraints while the schedule takes into account materials, machines, labor, and tooling
  • Customize charts to visually depict schedules with powerful Resource Gantt and Job Gantt features
  • Move orders around easily while always respecting constraints and automatically rescheduling other jobs
  • Visualize resource utilization and availability with Gantt Charts and Capacity Plan graphs and grid
  • See problems in advance with a red highlighting feature that identifies bottleneck operations

Powerful Optimization Engine

  • Drive efficient production 24/7 with optimization rules that allow you to schedule based on your goals and production requirements
  • Balance between any combination of due dates, priority, revenue, WIP reduction, setup time reduction, and work remaining
  • Minimize Work-In-Progress inventory and maximize output with JIT (Just in Time) and Theory of Constraints bottleneck scheduling

Multi-User and Multi-Plant Collaboration

  • Work collaboratively and cohesively with any number of planners at the same time
  • Manage schedules simultaneously — allowing each planner to focus on the operations they know best
  • Production scheduling on your own terms — by work center, department, facility, product line, or customer

What-If Impact Analysis

  • Predict outcomes quickly and make informed decisions based on real and experimental schedules
  • Graph and track schedule quality by using key performance indicators
  • Create multiple scenarios for comparing the main schedule against experimental schedules
  • Undo or redo user actions for safe evaluation of alternatives

Real-Time Schedules

  • View the most up-to-date schedule at all times
  • Use printed schedules or live dispatch lists directly from your system on the shop floor
  • Schedule single-operation jobs or many-to-many operation flows easily and accurately

Sales & Operations Planning

  • See inventory projections that take into account variables such as On-Hand Inventory, Sales Orders, Forecasts, Transfer Orders, Purchase Orders, and Production Orders
  • Avoid lost sales by easily identifying potential inventory backlogs that the system highlights in red
  • Predict when materials will run out in time to order replenishments
  • Identify the impact of capacity shortages on Forecasts and Sales Orders

Reliable, Accurate, and Easy to Use

With Demand Solutions DSX, you can increase revenue and optimize resources with one integrated solution for rough cut capacity planning. This production scheduling software solution is ideal for manufacturers—it's affordable, easy-to-use, and yields fast ROI.

See how Demand Solutions DSX is enabling manufacturing optimization success for thousands of companies.

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