Javelin Latest Release | 2015 R2
Make every second count with Javelin 2015r2 Advanced Scheduler
Real Time Recognition
Whilst the original scheduler metered capacity in ‘daily buckets’ JAS works with real time frames. (To the Nano second and beyond apparently). This means the schedules produced are absolutely achievable rather than an approximation of what should happen within a day.
Rather than processing all operations within a works order ‘back to back’ JAS loads ops across all WIP individually, in the most appropriate priority. This priority is continually recalculated during the process using an industry standard Dispatching algorithm based on a principle known as Apparent Tardiness Cost (ATC). This orders the operations available to load at any point into a sequence based on their individual urgency in order to minimise the overall lateness of works orders.
JAS has been designed to allow future expansion / configuration utilising different algorithms which will be developed to suit specific business models.
In most cases JAS will perform far quicker than the original scheduling engine allowing more options for What If scenarios.
Familiar Setup and Results
The key data for planning remains largely unchanged, as does the definition of capacity and rules of engagement – although this approach will not support the outmoded Backward Scheduling function. The results are presented in the same reports, charts and planning board as previous versions, although there are enhanced statistics available regarding overall scheduling performance and optimisation of the capacity.
Similarly all of the original additional constraints such as employee availability and tool restrictions can be applied. JAS also handles the increasingly popular Static and Program Nesting facility far better than the original scheduling engine.
Feedback and Future Developments
Like all parts of the system we welcome feedback and as such both scheduling engines remain in this release for easy comparison. Future developments are likely to revolve around the presentation of scheduling results and user’s input is vital to this process.
But that’s not all ….
As you can appreciate the major effort in finalising JAS as a releasable module has taken much of our development resource. Even so 2015r2 does have other additions:
Manufactured Sized Parts
Sized Parts, area or length based items, have previously been reserved for raw materials. However they can now be manufactured under works order control, allowing any number of size related pieces to be generated from a single works order. Particularly useful for sites de-coiling or cutting standard sheet sizes.
Define multiple Approval Qualifiers and associated with specific Suppliers. Each association will have an specific Expiry Date which must be renewed if the Supplier is to continue to be a valid option within a Purchase Order or Receipt.
Obsolete Work Centres
Flag Work Centres to remove them from zoom selection and Planning Board display.
Telephone Auto Dial
With this optional (free) module active all displayed telephone numbers will have the icon adjacent to the field. This will activate your TAPI client (connected client required) to dial the number.
Generate multiple GRNs / batches at goods inwards utilising the pack qty input. This will aid batch traceability where unique packs (coils, reels, pallets, etc.) are consumed across multiple operations.
New Report and Enquiry to identify redundant / slow moving stock
Enhanced SFDC Information
Call Crystal reports from within the SFDC Work To List, passing source parameters to provision a configurable display of further information regarding Works Orders, Ops or Nests.As usual these developments only form the core of the release. For full details of how moving to Javelin 2015r2 can help you contact Andy Mills