Capacity analysis based upon advanced resource planning
Logistical development manager at Atlas Copco Construction Technique Service Division.
In traditional resource planning (MRP2) only the available time and resources are taken into considerations and we aim towards to 100% utilization. This theoretical model can deviate significantly from the shopfloor reality.
Advanced Resource planning tries to incorporate these deviations into the model and match it with the actual capacity, assuming a 100% utilization is not thé most efficient. This implies the usage of statistical models based upon theory of constraints and the Wilson formula.
Atlas Copco has made made use of this intragted capacity planning model.