Reckoner Planning

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RECKONER PLANNING

Planning has always been the biggest concern in any organization. The better the planning is, the more successful the organization is in reducing the inventories, maximize the throughput, proper utilization of production unit, thereby reducing the manufacturing costs. Any reduction in cost helps in cutting down the price leading to increased competitiveness of the organization.
Planning job is most difficult but an important one in the organization. In this process, the system tries to achieve a balance between optimizing the service level on the one hand, but at the same time, minimizing costs and capital lockup on the other hand.

Reckoner Planning has flexibility to support variety of manufacturing strategies, such as Make to order, Make to Stock and Assemble to order. Manufacturing environment could be process based and discrete for producing finished goods.

In case of Process manufacturing Production Plan is an essential document and BOM and Routing needs to be defined once, as process remains same for all Production plans. But in case of Discrete production entire Planning to execution cycle holds an importance.

Reckoner Planning enables short term forecast and is derived from the long-term forecasts. It enables planning for contingency through tools like "What if analysis?"
  Reckoner planning takes into consideration the entire planning cycle of the organization begins from Sales forecast to Cash flow planning.

In the industries having established production lines, Sales forecast forms the basis for the sales plan for the period. SOP provides a time -phased commitment of resources and form the basis for master production scheduling which creates a schedule for a production of an item. Capacity leveling balances the master schedule according to plant capacity and periodically production activities are planned. Then material Requirement planning forms the basis for purchase of materials.

Cash flow planning takes into account Planned production Order, Planned Purchase Order and Planned Sales, which forms the basis for planned cash flow.
  Reckoner Planning provides necessary link between company's plan and the operations of each department. It provides a means for orchestrating all departments, as it communicates the plans both horizontally and vertically. It yields a realistic plan.

Reckoner Sales and Operation plan is based on sales Forecasting and sets a target for Reckoner Sales.

Reckoner Planning also communicates with Reckoner manufacturing as, production order is generated based on production planning.

Reckoner Material Requirement planning raises an Indent for procurement of material. Thus it interacts with Reckoner Inventory Management.

Reckoner Cash Flow Planning and Budgeting interacts with Reckoner Financials.
Reckoner Planning comprises of:

Sales and Operation Planning: enables preparing operation plans and schedules based on business plan.

Master Production Scheduling: creates a schedule for production of a product based on Sales and Operation plan.

Production Planning: Long-term production plans are generated in system based on the Master Production Schedule for the organization for all the production lines.

Capacity Planning: helps in optimum utilization of machines and accommodates installed machine capacities in the production plan

Material Requirement Planning: is to guarantee material availability, that is, it is used to procure the material on time.

Cash flow Planning and Budgeting: prepared to show the impact of various transactions on the cash position of the firm.
Reckoner Planning- Features

Sales and Operation Planning

There are three Strategies.Level, Chase and CompromiseStrategy.

SOP helps to resolve conflicts between various operating departments, which arise due to their conflicting objectives.

Sales and Operation Planning uses sales forecast data as starting point and perform lot of number cruncing before finalising the plan.

SOP allows planning at the product group or family level and uses the optimum product mix for formula.

Master Production Planning

Uses SOP data as a starting point and allows defining production targets for different periods.

MPS acts as a baseline for production plan, MRP and CRP.

All other plans are confirmed agianst MPS.

User definable planning buckets to view MPS data

Ease of Calculating MPS data and feasibility analysis.
 

Capacity Requirement Planning

Capacity Measure is the ability of
production equipment to accomplish certain amount of work, in a given period of time
Maintains Production Capacity of Machines for various products, and various operations

Maintains information about machine availability, reliability, machine down-times, working shifts etc.

Production Planning

Each job order created is checked against the production plan and plan is updated to accommodate the job order.

Also, you may allow system to generate production orders automatically from PP (Production Planning)

You may block certain time-slots for production units/ resources for maintenance etc. which may be important for units such as digester, where set up times are high.

You can create Production Plan for Semi -Finished and finished products.

System automatically calculates requirements for semi-finished products and raw materials based on BOM.
 
Material Requirement Planning

Total Planning and Single-Item Planning

Materials Planning Procedures (Production Based, Consumption Based, Reorder Level and Forecast Based.

Using Alternative and Substitute Parts

Direct Procurement and Direct Production (Collective Order)

Easy-to-Use Functions for Evaluating the Planning Result

Exception Messages and Rescheduling Check

Availability Check and Backorder Processing

Single and Multi-Level Pegging

Cash Flow Planning and Budgeting

Reckoner Cash Budgeting integrates cash inflows and outflows arising out of various functional at different time intervals, say monthly, quarterly and yearly.
 

Enables assessing the cash deficits, if any, at different time intervals so that finance can be raised at the required time to keep other activities of the organisation continue as per plan.

To assess the projected cash surplus at different time intervals and draw investment plans so that no cash remains idle.

Integration with Reckoner Core

Online Authorisation of Documents due to true workflow based system.

In built Mail system.
Alerts can be set in the system to monitor exception activities or events.
SUB-MODULES & REPORTS LIST

Planning

Sales and operation Plan
Master Production Scheduling
Production Planning
Capacity Planning
Material Requirement Planning
Cash Flow Planning and Budgeting
 
Forms

Sales Forecasting
Sales and Operation Plan
Master Schedule Plan
Capacity Requirement Planning
Production Schedule plan
Material Requirement Plan
 
Report

Material Requirement Report
Planning Trouble Shooting Report
Plan v/s Actual Produ ction
Budgets V/S Actual
Summary of MPS revision.
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