Thursday, 18 May 2017

Release 6.8 has been made live. Production Planning & Control

It includes following points:
  1. In Planning Menu - have 2 sub menu "Pending Orders" and "Schedules/Inprocess Orders" instead of the tab on the page. This way user can directly jump on what he wants
  1. Fix customer role - Only show orders for the customer along with the order dispatch details - show every job card and Ord Qty, Production Complete, Dispatch as per date
  1. Issue to shop floor - show notes - User may add expiry date, batch number etc. during GRN Entry
Internal Enhancements:
  1. Email privileges / User Privileges-Design as per menu, select all on a menu, Customer section, Stores, Planning, production etc. Add groups for both Email Privileges and User privileges
  1. Improve Usability - all pop-ups and confirmation boxes, colors
  1. cycle time page in Admin - setup time will be required as per batch (similar to Machine selection in planning)
If you have any questions, please email
Happy Production, Planning & Control

Thursday, 11 May 2017

The R6.7 revision has been made live. Production Planning & Control
It includes following points:
  1. Any day is weekly off and if override then plan only one shift for that day.
  2. Send email on rejection/rework
  3. Gantt chart improvements
  4. Setup time should be as per component
  5. Update Job Card Number - Job card number is issued only when the material is issued into the store. Therefore, Customer requires JCN number to be optional because when he does the planning he does not have the JCN ready. 
  6. Consider if stores has Raw Material already just automatically say Yes - multiple selection
  7. Stores to follow up Expected RM report Only do the report for now "expected raw material report" show future dates only. All those job cards where stores mentioned "No" 
  8. Take cost per component in the product master. Show cost of order as per Qty. Update reports such Job Card Status, FGI, Dispatch, Check completed 
  9. Show product code/name on selection of job card
  10. Show Pending if any one task input is pending on production page
Internal improvements:
  1. Privileges page - simplify
  2. Support system enhancements to better support customers
  3. Auto database generation from support system
If you have any questions, please email

Happy Production, Planning & Control

Friday, 28 April 2017

The R6.6 revision has been made live. Production Planning & Control

It includes following points:
  1. Cycle time master page. In order to simplify planning now you can add cycle time in masters iteself (supported by import XL as well)
  2. Add QC y,y,n,n in Product Master template file - import XL
  3. Gantt chart changes
    1. Bigger task size.
    2. Different order colors.
    3. Zoom to fit functionality.
    4. Multiple dynamic scales (Hours, days, weeks, months & years)
    5. Task name with Product code and name.
    6. Task tooltip functionality.
  4. Email notification to be sent to the concerned person during the downtime of the machine.
  5. Product wise filtering option in Reports.
    1. Consolidated order status report,
    2. Job card status report
  6.  Daily schedule report and daily production report should allow select dates and shits. Shifts by default all otherwise choice for shifts.
  7. Report for Accepted status in QC.
  8. Reports - drop down for machines/jobs as all or actually give alphabetically sorted list and date validations.
    1. Delay Report
    2. Rejected Quantity Report
    3. Dispatch Report
    4. Rejection Analysis report
    5. Reject Analysis report
    6. Accept Analysis report
    7. Machine Downtime report
  9. Raw material status report
  10. Last completed process should not be in WIP report.
Some internal enhancements to support users better and also improve performance are made as below.
  1. Superadmin user edit profile, update the username and password in signup table.
  2. Performance issue on Vendor management page.
  3. Remove scroll pagination to improve performance
  4. Urgent order <td> color and also after edit color of the order <td>
  5. Sending email to developer team after exception occurs.
  6. Support system - Adding checkbox for selecting all active and inactive companies on send email form and email sending one by one instead of sending in BCC.
  7. Support system - Showing companies who have used system in previous 10 days.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Plant Manager Release 6.5 is live now with following features. Please check it out at 

  1. Cycle time deviation report
  2. Bypass approval process for vendors
  3. Copy cycle time for all machines
  4. Order input - split order at the time of order input as per delivery date
  5. Replace autocomplete to drop down box
  6. Consolidated schedule report - show quantity.
  7. Consolidated schedule report for large orders is a problem
  8. Add formulae sheet in each report
  9. Schedule vs production report with date selection
  10. Completed orders in selected date range report(Estimated Order Completion Report)
  11. Orders will complete in selected date range report(Order Completion Report)
  12. Each report description like tooltip
  13. Force complete - machine should show active/inactive

Monday, 10 April 2017

Plant Manager Release 6.3 is live now with following features. Please check it out at 
  1. Inventory module incorporated in this revision which includes:
    1. Warehouse Master: Store name code and address of warehouse.
    2. GRN Form: Make entry of purchased raw material with their total cost and show the purchased quantity converted into inventory unit quantity.
    3. Raw Material Status Table: Show the total stock of raw material, allocated raw material, minimum and maximum levels of raw material at one place.
    4. Issue to Shopfloor: Issue raw material to shopfloor for particular jobcard by selecting from the GRN entries made for that Rawmaterial.
    5. Dispatch: Dispatch the quantities of Jobcard(quantities which completed their last process) to the customer
    6. Reports:
      • FGI Report(Finished goods inventory): Show the overall inventory valuation of jobcard which has completed its quantity (Raw material total cost and processing cost)
      • WIP Report(Work in progress Inventory Report) : Show process by process completed quantity Inventory Valuations.
  2. Product Master Changes
    1. Remove RM from step operations and add to product
    2. Give the input how much RM is required per quantity of that product
    3. Force reschedule after change the QC required status. & shift Pending for inspection quantity.
  3. Raw Material Master Changes:
    1. Give to selection inputs for Purchase Unit and Inventory Unit.
    2. Minimum and maximum Level.
    3. 1 PUOM Qty = ? Inventory Quantities of RM
  4. Vendor master changes
    1. Give the Selection for Outsourcing (current vendor) or RM procurement Vendor 
  5. Vendor part quantity
  6. Number creation as per settings(Jobcard and sales order number
  7. Import master template modifications.
  8. Remove machine capabilities facility
  9. Support System
  10. shift effective time shopuld be correct
  11. Alphabetical sort on every list

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

PlantManager Release 6.2 is live now. Following are the items which we made live yesterday. Please click here for You Tube Demos

  1. Add new selection option in select list 
    • Order input - add new customer
    • Stores - add vendor
    • Downtime - add new remark
  2. Shift label should be editable and full form should be there for general shift
  3. All report should be available inside report tab (currently those are on Gantt chart and production page)
  4. Print option for common reports
  5. Order input page - Just show Exp Completion Date for last order of this Product and Exp Completion date for last order of any product
  6. Remark facility for accepted quantity on production page (non mandatory)
  7. Reports for reschedule history (reschedule reason,new expected date)
  8. Facility to show expected time to complete particular process while assigning machine on planning page(take less machine capacity and find out the expected time)
    • This should be summary given as per order quantity
      Show when cycle time is entered, Red warning if beyond 5 days?
  9. Password change for super admin and all users - My Account - allow all changes, name, number, email etc.
  10.  Add in Stores -> Material management (Vendor) 4 tabs to distinguish orders
  11. Job card status report changes
  12. Add "Become Channel Partner" button and "Blog" menu on hame page 
  13. Session time out should be 60 min. 
  14. Product master - Show process names on blue heading strip.
  15. Vendor process - Multiple approvals at a time. 
  16. Machine plan report - Show only date and remove time.
  17. Machine plan report - Add new column for "Product name". 

Friday, 3 March 2017

In order to get you a head start, all the Plant Manager videos are available at - You Tube.

The Demo video is a good starting point for anyone who wants to know the Plant Manager software.

After that once you sign up, Masters creation is the first thing everyone will need to do. Please take a look at those in details.

Once masters are created, users are ready to add orders, plan and reschedule etc.

Let's streamline the process at your shop floor, lets make optimal use of your machines and grow the business!