TACTIC by Waterloo Manufacturing Software

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TACTIC is production scheduling software that generates detailed shop floor dispatches and advanced planning and scheduling software that plans multiple locations throughout the supply chain.

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Supported Technologies

Windows XP/2000/NT
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Users (# of seats)
30,000 to 130,000

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Scheduling Software and Advanced Planning and Scheduling Software

Waterloo Manufacturing Software’s TACTIC system is designed to be used as
both production scheduling software, and advanced planning and scheduling
software (APS software).
Production Scheduling Software

Production scheduling software, (also called manufacturing scheduling
software, finite capacity scheduling software, or FCS software) allows
manufacturing staff to generate detailed dispatch lists for individual
production machines, units of labor and other manufacturing resources.
These dispatch lists consider the finite, or limited, capacity constraints
of the resources being scheduled.

The production scheduling software helps users answer questions like: What
job should we run next? Should I work overtime this weekend? Which job
will be late?

Typically, the production scheduling software deals with a time frame
close into the present. Usually, it is given released, or soon to be
released, shop orders to schedule. These orders may be supplied via an
interface to an MRP / ERP system or entered in manually. Typically, it is
used in a single facility.
Planning and Scheduling Software

Advanced planning and scheduling software (also called APS software and
similar to production planning and capacity planning software), is more
encompassing than production scheduling software. It considers not just
shop floor capacity constraints. In addition, the advanced planning and
scheduling software considers inventory and bill of material constraints,
inventory stocking and replenishment levels, and order generation

The advanced planning and scheduling software helps users questions like:
Will we be able to execute this forecast? In which plant should we run
this production? When should we promise this customer’s order?

APS software can operate in time frames which are significantly longer
than the sum of all procurement and production lead times. It accepts
both sales orders and forecast orders and, through a bill of material
explosion, creates purchase and manufacturing orders. The advanced
planning and scheduling software can operation in concert with, or
independent from, MRP/ERP systems. While it can be used to generate plans
for one location, the APS software can also consider multiple locations
throughout the supply chain. Used in this role, the APS software becomes
an integral part of a supply chain management software suite.

Whether used as production scheduling software, or as advanced planning
and scheduling software, TACTIC can improve your operation's competitiveness..

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