Friday, 21 April 2017

Plant Manager Release 6.5 is live now with following features. Please check it out at http://www.plantmanager.in/ 

  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 http://www.plantmanager.in/ 
  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!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Plant Manager - An unbeatable solution for your production, planning and control requirements

Production is at the heart of any manufacturing company, and it drives most other functions, including planning and control. Production, planning and control involves scheduling of work, assigning the work to machines and people, and designing how the actual work will flow through the entire system. In todays’ business environment, small and medium enterprises in the manufacturing industry are faced with challenges, especially in the pre- production phase, which includes inadequate capacity planning and uncontrolled delays during the engineering phase. Also, most SME’s do not have the resources to capture, control and tweak their production cycles for maximum utilization of resources.

The most commonly used methods of maintaining planning and production data by SME’s, comprises of capturing the data manually, or entering it in a software. The software though quite advanced, are not specifically designed for PPC. Some of them like ERP/SAP, are not only expensive, they are focused on other business areas rather than planning and micro scheduling.

Keeping these things in mind, CNCTimes.com designed and developed Plant Manager software. Plant Manager was developed keeping in mind the “Theory of Constraints” and is a powerful tool that has rich features. It provides the small and medium enterprises with the necessary tools to capture essential shop floor data, and help them make informed decisions based on the reports.

The work on Plant Manager started in the year 2014. The in-house subject matter experts at CNCTimes.com put their heads together with the development team, to conceptualize and develop the software. The beta testing of the software was done at customer location, which was very successful. Plant Manager was launched in April 2016, in Pune, India and has already received rave reviews for its ingenuity, ease of use and affordability. Today, more than 40 customers are successfully using the software at their factory locations.

Plant Manager Android app was launched in October 2016. The app is an anytime, anywhere “eye” for the shop floor, where one can get production reports on any android device. Companies can also use an internet activated device, which when attached with a VGA cable to TV screens, can broadcast the real-time production status on big screen TV’s, across the shop floor.

CNCTimes.com plans to triple the number of Plant Manager customers in the coming financial year. The company is focused on adding new features to Plant Manager, which will make it easy to integrate it with SAP, so that it can be used by a multitude of companies that are already using SAP. Today, Industrie 4.0 and IOT are a reality however, SME’s are still struggling with digitization. The company’s vision is to change the way planning, production and control is done in most companies.

CNCTimes.com wants to empower SME’s with a tool that will help them in taking a bold step towards digitization, and in channelizing their resources effectively.

For more information, please check http://www.plantmanager.in/