Production Scheduling

Get the most out of your manufacturing

Production Scheduling is the process of arranging, controlling, and optimizing work and workloads in a manufacturing process. Scheduling is used to allocate plant and machinery resources, plan human resources, plan production processes, and purchase materials. In manufacturing, the purpose of scheduling is to minimize production times and costs by telling a production facility when to make, with which staff, and on which equipment. Production scheduling aims to maximize the efficiency of operations.

An important consideration is the reduction of downtime. Time spend cleaning a production line between runs, or setting up a line to output different types of items, is time not spent manufacturing. For this reason, it is important to schedule production orders for the same item or similar items together. This helps to keep downtime to a minimum.

With bcFood, you can see and sequence your production orders, schedule, and re-schedule them as the situation demands.

Production Scheduling

bcFood’s production schedule gives you the visibility you need to pending and active production orders, allowing you to schedule and re-schedule them as the situation demands. With all the information you need at your fingertips, you can sequence the order in which production activities are performed in as efficient and safe a manner as possible.

Easy production sequencing – bcFood will automatically sequence production orders according to predefined defaults while still allowing you to manually adjust the schedule as needed.

Ad hoc production – create production orders for on-the-fly manufacturing needs directly from the production schedule, then shift existing orders in the schedule to accommodate these new activities.

Filtering for instant visibility – predefined filters make it easy for users to quickly identify different types of production order, such as orders in which all scheduled activity has been completed, and those for which there is still more output to record.

Usage scenario

Use default sequence codes to group items by allergen, color, or package size, then instruct bcFood to automatically schedule production activity so that similar items are produced together.