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Directions EMEA 2022

Capable-to-promise and production scheduling (a provocative view)

Date: 09-11-2022 | From: 11:15 to 12:00 | Room: Hall Y3

Make-to-order manufacturing customers strongly depend on making precise delivery time commitments. The capable-to-promise function is an ideal tool to support them - from the perspective of the items' availability.

However, the same function is dangerous from a capacity perspective. Make-to-order manufacturers who are capacity constrained might get dangerous information when they use the CTP function. The reason? Well, as is normal in Business Central, CTP runs on the assumption of infinite capacity. Hence, CTP provides users with unrealistic delivery dates.

An answer to this could be the capacity-constrained resources function. Switching it on will solve the issue of unrealistic delivery dates. However, it will provide users with a schedule that they cannot execute.

In this session, I will come up with a provocative (or creative?) idea on how make-to-order manufacturers should work with the CTP function *and* maintain an always current, actionable machine schedule - with finite capacity scheduling.


Martin Karlowitsch

Martin Karlowitsch


Bio: As CEO of NETRONIC, I help SMB organizations to gain operational agility with visual scheduling. I am responsible for NETRONIC's strategy, for innovation, and for our go-to-market. As such, I am the driving force behind providing visual scheduling extensions for Dynamics 365 Business Central. I am the host of the Business Central Manufacturing Show (podcast) and author of the "State of Business Central and Manufacturing" report. In my spare time, I am a passionate (and successful) youth football coach and a passionate (and not very elegant) skier.