JobPack Inc (www.jobpack.com) has released the latest version for the Job- Pack Real Time Scheduler for production manufacturing companies. This version provides scheduling rule options. The user can schedule by delivery date, just in time and now by “pass-through”.
Pass Through minimizes the Work in Progress by scheduling a sequential operation to start immediately after the preceding operation has ended. This removes the “floor” time when material/ jobs sit waiting for the next operation. Pass through has an immediate impact in reducing Work In Progress, thus saving money on materials that won’t be used for a specific time period and improving cash flow as the delivery date is secondary to the time a job takes to pass through the manufacturing process.