Capacity planning is the process of determining the desired production volume per unit of time and the materials, machines and labor required to achieve it. Control variables are an integral part of planning, which can be used to record deviations and initiate corrections.
In this SoftGuide section you will find an overview of software on the topic of capacity planning. The systems listed in this section (mostly PPS systems) either contain modules for capacity planning or were developed specifically for capacity planning tasks. The software supports medium-term capacity planning and order planning, helps to reduce material idle times and capital commitment costs as well as to increase machine utilization and resource utilization. Capacity planning software is used to optimize capacity utilization, reduce lead times and setup costs, and can also offer statements about free capacity for additional orders.