Implementation working on a bespoke plan for a customer

Again this is an out of the box solution. On top of the features previously mentioned with Scheduling Standard, Scheduling 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 the Opcenter Scheduling 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.

Opcenter Scheduling 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.


  • ‘Order at a Time’ scheduling
  • In software table and field renaming
  • In software grid view and dialog design
  • Mid batch update (display only)
  • Attribute based simple setup times
  • Flexible Order Routing
  • File Based Export
  • File Based Import
  • Customizable spare fields
  • Multi-constraint scheduling (primary, secondary and materials)
  • Material consumption at order level
  • FIFO material linking rule
  • ADO .Net Data Source Import
  • Opcenter Workflow tool (PESP) with Custom Actions to run external code
  • Transfer batching and Slack Times
  • Order Enquiry
  • Mid batch update with recalculation
  • Full Sequence dependent attribute based setup times
  • A set of standard advanced planning rules
  • Opcenter workflow (PESP) Scheduling actions for multi-pass rules
  • Material consumption and production at operation level
  • Custom material linking rules
  • Material Explorer for material data visualization
  • Advanced resource constraints to model complex concurrent resource usage
  • Advanced operation constraints for complex inter-operation relationships
  • Exclude invalid resources based on attribute


15-20% improvement in productivity

40-50% reduction in raw materials inventory

50-90% improvement in customer service

Massive time saving against cumbersome spreadsheets