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Equipment resource utilization forecast

Hello dear colleagues,

Is there some functionality in ByDesign where I could monitor equipment resource utilization forecast or something like that? Here is an example : If a sales representative would want to sign a contract with the customer for 250,000 ea parts per year, he would want to see if he has enough free resources if we are able to produce them.

Do you know of anything?

Thanks in advance,


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  • Oct 18, 2017 at 04:25 AM

    Dear Peter,

    If I understand your question correctly , we have something called as "Capacity and Scheduling " , Under which we have Bucket Utilization of a Resource.

    Bucket Utilization

    With the bucket utilization, you specify the percentage of the resource’s total capacity that is to be considered in planning. This means, you can define the actual load for a resource in production to achieve greater planning security. For example, a machine operates 8 hours a day, the resource utilization for this machine is 100%, so 8 hours are considered for production. However, you know from experience that the machine often causes delays when carrying out specific operations. In this case, you can define a bucket utilization of 80%. For a bucket of a 5 day week, the resource will be planned with a capacity of 32 hours. Bucket utilization can only be maintained on the Capacity and Scheduling tab if you have defined the resource as relevant for capacity planning on the General tab.

    I hope this helps.



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