Made2Manage Inc.'s DTR Plastics unit has released an updated version of its Master Scheduler software to help molders keep track of what they have in stock and what they can do in the future.
The program lets molders keep track of inventory and what is due in the next shipment. They can find out what presses are in use, where they have capacity, if they have enough employees to do the work and what products are in the pipeline for the next week, month or year, said Perry Williams, general manager DTR Plastics, at NPE in Chicago.
The updated edition adds a function called ``Capable-to-Promise'' which can help molders determine if they have space to bid on programs that could launch months or years away, he said.
DTR will help customers set up the parameters of their schedule, and once in place molders can easily track operations, he said.