The production planning software just plan it now also offers an interface to Microsoft Dynamics GP. This means that users can now easily supplement their ERP system with a full-fledged tool for their production scheduling.
For all those who do not know just plan it: jpi has been specially developed for small make-to-order manufacturers. The main goal of this planning system is to better deal with many unforeseen events and to avoid chaos in order to deliver the jobs to the customer on time in the end.
The central element of just plan it is the planning board, (read also 10 key functions a digital planning board for HMLV manufacturer should offer), in which all jobs, their individual intermediate tasks, the resources, their allocations, and capacities are visualized. This gives the planner the necessary overview of what work is pending, what is in progress, and what has been completed. Planning is based on a priority list. jpi calculates the allocation of resources according to their capacities and skills. Nevertheless, the planner can intervene manually in the planning, because changes to the plan at short notice are the order of the day for make-to-order companies. The recalculation of the modified plan is then handled by jpi's scheduling engine (read also 3 scheduling principles for a digital planning board for job shops).
For small manufacturers, working with Microsoft Dynamics GP, jpi therefore offers a unique tool for production scheduling:
- more overview of scheduled jobs, resources, and allocation
- less scheduling effort due to scheduling engine
- high flexibility and self-decision-making through manual intervention options
- quick decision through visual decision support
And the good news is: no major training is required to use jpi.
Customers from other ERP systems also use jpi. Here is an overview of the existing interfaces:
Another way to import data to just plan it is via Excel (download Excel template here).
And now you are curious to know how just plan it can help you organize your make-to-order production? Make an appointment with our scheduling experts - they will give you a short introduction to the product, and help you upload some test data from your production to just plan it.
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