Limis uses the following controlling model:
The planning software is modular and suitable for both small and large companies. Additionally, you can start small, e.g. on a stand-alone PC, and gradually expand the system to other departments in your company. For both small and large companies the assumption is that once delivery arrangements have been made they must be respected. Every organisation needs to remain flexible enough to absorb unforeseen situations such as rush orders, changes in delivery, etc.
At a glance, the following practical questions may be answered:
• When can we deliver?
• Where are the orders at the moment?
• Can we still meet the agreed delivery time?
• If we give priority to this order, what will happen?
• Where and what are the current bottlenecks in the process, and how big are they?
The entry of production orders in Limis Planner can take place in two ways.
1. The orders can be imported manually, through the module Werkvoorbereiding (process preparation).
2. However, if you already have an external ERP system, then the orders can be directly linked through an interface.
After entering the production orders they will be implemented. This capacity planning is a long and a short term planning.
Long term planning
The long term planning covers the rough planning of the order portfolio based on a finite capacity.
All orders are roughly matched with available man and machine capacity. From this, a picture of the over or underemployment within the plant may be made. This information can be used for controlling the sales department.
The long term planning in Limis Planner is powered by two modules, the Plantmanager (capacity utilisation) and the Project planning.
For more detailed planning contracted term scheduling will be used.
Short term planning
The short term planning covers the planning for the workfloor. The short term planning in Limis Planner is provided by the modules Detailplanning (scheduling), Advanced scheduling and the To do list (online plan list). Feedback from the production orders at the workfloor takes place via progress registration.
Because the practice may deviate from the planning through the progress registration you ensure feedback registration. This way your planning remains constantly reliable. Anytime you know where an order is located on the workfloor. The circle is now complete: scheduling, executing, measuring and adjusting.
The progress registration can be simply made (only ready reports) via the module To do list or can be extended through the module time registration.
The progress registration can also be extended with a full time recording, of course of all direct actions, but also indirect hours, overtime and automatic balance administration (e.g. day off balance, reduction of working hours, etc.) may be linked.
If you already have a registration system, these data can be linked through an interface.
Limis Planner Webportal
Limis Planner Webportal is an Internet service that informs your customers and suppliers about the current status of current production orders.
You yourself determine what you show and do not show on your website. Except per customer you can also specify this per order.
Your customers can communicate directly with the project leaders in your company through Limis Planner Webportal.
The connection to Limis Planner Webportal is fully integrated into Limis Planner. Thus from Limis planner you have an overview on what will be placed on the website. You can for example directly manage and customise the data for Limis Planner Webportal from the module Projectplanning.
So you yourself keep managing the data and you make the best use of the convenience of the Internet. Your customers and suppliers may indeed 24/7 retrieve their own company-specific information.