The classical Gantt chart provides a convenient static graphical view of a schedule. In typical scheduling products the Gantt is limited to providing a view of the schedule. However Simio provides a number of unique Gantt features to help you analyze and mitigate the risk associated with a specific schedule. These unique and powerful features are designed to present you with a range of useful information and also allow you to directly edit the underlying data used for generating the schedule.
A Gantt chart displays time bars spaced across a timeline, where the length of the bar represents the duration of some activity. A Gantt chart can be used to show the steps in processing all jobs across a specific resource. This type of Gantt is called a resource Gantt because each row in the Gantt is a specific resource, and the time bars are specific steps for all the jobs that are processed on that resource. A Gantt chart can also be used to show all the resources used in processing a specific job or order. This type of Gantt is called a Job or entity Gantt because each row in the Gantt denotes a specific entity (job or order), and the time bars are the resources required to process that entity.
In Simio's RPS solution the Entity Gantt chart also displays corresponding risk measures for each order. The markers to the right indicate the target due date and the value in each marker indicates the probability of shipping on time.
Simio augments these traditional Gantt charts with both tabular and graphical tools for analyzing the non-value added cost and time in the schedule. Any row in the Resource Gantt can be expanded to view each waiting job at a specific resource over time. Likewise each row in the Entity Gantt can be expanded to graphically view all constraints on that entity – e.g. busy operators, unavailable materials, etc. – that delayed the job. This same constraint information is also provided in a tabular pivot grid that can be sorted, filtered, and pivoted to drill into the root cause of non-value added time for a specific job of interest.
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How Risk-based Planning and Scheduling to help you drive more revenue while reducing risk and costs.
Drive more revenue at reduced cost by generating schedules that account for risk and uncertainty.
Expose hidden and unnecessary cost and time by accurately modeling critical constraints.
Quickly react to changes and update schedules in response to unpanned events.
View schedules using interactive Gantt charts with companion tools to expose the root cause for non-value-added time.
Mitigate schedule risk early while avoiding cost with unique insights provided by 3D animation.
Use Simio's rapid modeling environment and flexible data interfaces to quickly implement a cost-effective solution.