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Project Resource Planning

Now all of your engineer-to-order and make-to-order projects can have the planning visibility needed to stay on schedule and respond quickly to change. The GLOVIA G2 Project Resource Planning ERP module provides multilevel planning tools, which include an easy-to-use workbench for developing and modifying plans online. You can optimize your planning capabilities with sophisticated simulation, date synchronization and impact analysis features to assure on-time and on-target projects.

Advanced Service Planning

Project Resource Planning (PRP) provides a sophisticated set of ETO/MTO planning tools for material-based, service-only and service-plus-material projects. PRP plans and re-plans activities and tasks, synchronizes dates and performs impact analyses and simulations to improve on-time completion. Through the GLOVIA G2 Project Management interface application, PRP can access Microsoft Project to enhance scheduling, graphic displays and networking capabilities. By associating routings and bills of material with service items, GLOVIA G2 Project Resource Planning for engineer-to-order and make-to-order production ensures that materials and resources get to the right place at the right time.

Analyzing “What-Ifs”

The Project Resource Planning ERP module offers a variety of tools for developing “what if” scenarios and analyzing their impact on engineer-to-order and make-to-order projects. Simulations allow you to view anticipated changes to planned orders; multilevel pegging provides full visibility to all items in a bill of material; impact analysis displays the imploded, multilevel impact of lead-time delays. The Project Resource Planning ERP module reconciles dates between contracts, projects and orders/displays mismatches. You can then synchronize dates based on multiple options to determine the best plan for your ETO/MTO requirements.

Planning Cockpit/Workbench

A single point of entry for developing and modifying plans and creating and maintaining the required supplies is provided. This allows you to make optimal use of resources and to respond quickly and appropriately to new demands and scheduling changes. The planning cockpit provides an extremely visual, highly productive user experience that provides immediate access to a multilevel view of information in all areas necessary for successful planning/scheduling. It gives planners, analysts and program managers the ability to react quickly and easily to any exceptions that may occur.

Revising a Project

Because requirements can change, the GLOVIA G2 Project Definition ERP Module allows you to modify project activities and schedules easily. To analyze the effects of schedule changes, activity start and end dates can be calculated in GLOVIA G2 Project Resource Planning and saved in Project Definition for later reference.

Lot-for-Lot vs. Seiban

For cost-effective purchasing and production, the Project Resource Planning ERP module allows you to choose either consolidated or lot-for-lot planning. In lot-for-lot planning, supply order quantities are matched to demand quantities with variables such as scrap factor taken into consideration. This structure enables multilevel pegging and is especially useful for engineer-to-order and make-to-order items. Consolidated planning in PRP is addressed by way of GLOVIA G2 Seiban functionality. Using Seiban, a unique number is assigned to an assembly line. All component items are then assigned the same number. Costs can be assigned to each component item and rolled up using Seiban costing.

PRP Workbench Actions

The actions that can be performed on items in the Workbench include:

  • Establish initial dates based on demand or linked task
  • Generate all necessary supply orders
  • Reconcile dates based on linked task
  • Re-plan demand/supply
  • Impact analysis
  • Simulations

PRP Workbench Displays

  • Exceptions only
  • Single level
  • Multi-level
  • PRP items only
  • Critical items only
  • By customer
  • By date range
  • By Seiban
  • Multilevel status by customer
  • Multilevel status by individual demand

Date Reconciliation Options

During reconciliation, PRP will synchronize dates based on one of the following options:

  • Reconcile task dates to contract line item dates
  • Reconcile contract line item dates to task dates
  • Reconcile task dates to supply order dates
  • Reconcile supply order dates to task dates
  • Reconcile material line item dates to delivery line item dates
  • Reconcile delivery line item dates to material line item dates

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