Again this is an out of the box solution. On top of the features previously mentioned with AS Standard, AS Professional has a number of additional schedule optimization rules to deal with problems such as minimising changeover times, preferred sequencing and campaigning. Composite rules can also be built with Preactors workflow tool.
At Preactor AS Professional level, the user is also able to implement customer specific rules about how materials are consumed and visualise their assembly process from raw materials through to finished goods and sales orders in material explorer. This shows a graphical view of the material dependences as well as plots of stock levels over time. The user can see where shortages will occur and choose to keep them as a constraint or ignore them.
Preactor AS Professional can also model advance resource constraints such as rules about concurrent rule usage and advanced inter-operation constraints including limits on the time between operations and how much operation time can be extended by.