Master Capacity Planning requires Apps, Gantt Chart or Business Intelligence

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Presenter: Sune Lohse, Chief Strategy Officer

How to do detailed capacity planning or bottleneck planning in Business Central?

If you, in your master planning process, have a need for detailed capacity planning or maybe bottleneck planning, I would suggest you to get an external tool to do that or an app.

This is what happens in the video

So we have also built app into Business Central, you can also use Power BI or other BI stuff to extract data, and that will be possible to do some very nice capacity planning, and I’ll show you just where to get the entries from that. If you go into the planning worksheet just to show you what is actually here.

And I’ve done a plan in here and I take one of the lines, navigating into the routing for that line and navigating further from the routing into the allocated capacity entries.

So this table, the capacity need, the capacity entries in here as I run our set up for both planning lines, and in the same table, we have allocated capacity for firm planned, planned and release production orders.

So with this data, you can actually extract and have some very nice capacity overviews and you can do it in different Gantt charts that are in the market where you can see the capacity or you could use it for extracting and do bottleneck planning or you could have some apps in here for, in Business Central, for bottleneck planning where you can stretch out the capacities so all your production orders will be in a nicely line not going into allocated capacity higher than whatever percentage you would like.

So those are the data you need in here.