Plan editor


This module is only available in the Enterprise Edition.

The plan editor report provides an interactive Gantt chart where the user can interactively review and edit the plan.

Interactive Gantt chart report

Every user can personalize the report by selecting entities from the bottom lists and adding them to the chart.

The report all interactive replanning of demands.

  • The square icon unplans a single demand (or a list of selected demands).
    All operationplans associateded with this demand(s) are removed from the plan. Only operationplans in the ‘proposed’ status can be removed.
  • The back arrow icon plans a demand(s) in backward planning mode.
    This means that we search to plan the demand for a delivery as close as possible to its due date.
  • The forward arrow icon plans a demand(s) in forward planning mode.
    This means that we plan for an ASAP delivery of the order, starting all purchasing and production immediately.
Replanning demands

The plan can visualized in different ways:

  • Color by feasibility
    This is the default color. It highlights operationplans that are not feasible due to capacity overloads, material shortages or lead time constraints.
  • Color by criticality
    An operationplan is considered critical if it is on the critical path of one or more demands. Any delay on a critical operationplan will result in a late delivery to a customer. It will show up as red.
    When additional “slack time” is available in the plan the operationplan is less sensitive to plan disturbances. It is less critical and will shown in yellow to green.
  • Color by delay
    An operationplan is considered delayed if it ends later than required to meet the demand on time. This delay also considers the processing time at the following manufacturing steps.
    Delay and criticality are related metrics, but still distinct. For instance, if all operationplans for a demand are planned in a just-in-time sequence without gaps they will be considered critical, ie red by the criticality criterion. The operationplans still deliver the demand on time so they will show up as on time, ie gree by the delay citerion.
  • Color by item category
    The color of an operationplan is determined by the category of the item it produces. The category is supplied by the user in the item.category field.
    The plan editor allows to choose a color for up to 9 categories, plus a default color for other categories.
  • Color by item subcategory
    See above, but now based on the item.subcategory field.
  • Color by operation category
    See above, but now based on the operation.category field.
  • Color by operation subcategory
    See above, but now based on the operation.subcategory field.
Configuring Gantt chart colors Configuring Gantt chart colors

The color configuration is automatically saved when a user with superuser privileges changes them. To assure that all users apply the same color conventions, the settings are shared.