Kevin Fox's summary is complete as far as Infor is concerned - we offer VPi (aka Advanced Planner) and Thruput to the system i community. VPi is infinite capacity planning, Thruput is finite capacity and offers Capable to Promise functionality. There are other finite scheduling products in the Infor family, but they offer no advantages - so we don't sell them to system i customers.

FCPS is no longer available to new customers.

Both VPi and Thruput are integrated to XA and the system i, but both run on a PC. We aren't aware of any finite capacity solution that runs on the System i, not to say such a thing doesn't exist.

As regards implementation, all finite scheduling products are difficult to implement - having implemented such products from i2 and others, I can say that from personal experience. The benefits are there, but it is a steep hill to climb.

Best Regards,

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1. Looking for a free-standing finite capacity scheduling
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5. Re: Looking for a free-standing finite capacity scheduling
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7. Re: Looking for a free-standing finite capacity scheduling
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8. Re: Looking for a free-standing finite capacity scheduling
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message: 1
date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 10:56:47 -0500
from: "lwl" <lwl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: [MAPICS-L] Looking for a free-standing finite capacity
scheduling application

Anyone on the list know of an i Series based, finite capacity, production
scheduling package?



Want to interface to MAPICS to do both short term scheduling of firm and
open shop orders as well as long term scheduling of the full production
plan.



Roy Luce



Direct: 847-540-9635

800-913-PLUS (7587)

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message: 2
date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 10:03:12 -0600
from: "Weston Wheat" <wwheat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] Looking for a free-standing finite capacity
schedulingapplication

Advance Planner

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[mailto:mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of lwl
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 9:57 AM
To: 'MAPICS ERP System Discussion'
Subject: [MAPICS-L] Looking for a free-standing finite capacity
schedulingapplication

Anyone on the list know of an i Series based, finite capacity,
production
scheduling package?



Want to interface to MAPICS to do both short term scheduling of firm and
open shop orders as well as long term scheduling of the full production
plan.



Roy Luce



Direct: 847-540-9635

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subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] Looking for a free-standing finite capacity
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Roy

Are you marketing your OTTO/RPM Product on the MAPICS List?

Kevin


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Subject: [MAPICS-L] Looking for a free-standing finite capacity scheduling application

Anyone on the list know of an i Series based, finite capacity, production
scheduling package?



Want to interface to MAPICS to do both short term scheduling of firm and
open shop orders as well as long term scheduling of the full production
plan.



Roy Luce



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date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 11:06:59 -0500
from: Kevin.Gerard@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] Looking for a free-standing finite capacity
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Have you looked at SCM (ThruPut) or AVP from Infor . ThruPut is the
"Cadillac" but also comes w/ high implimentation costs. AVP would be the
other consideration.

Kevin

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date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 11:12:47 -0500
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subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] Looking for a free-standing finite capacity
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No Sir!

I'm trying to solve one long-time client's production scheduling challenge.

Suspect your question was the result of the subject line wording.
Didn't mean for it to read like a come on, an enticement.
It's simply a statement of what I'm looking for.

Probably should have said "I'm looking for ..."


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Roy

Are you marketing your OTTO/RPM Product on the MAPICS List?

Kevin


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Aug 4, 2010 8:56 AM
To: 'MAPICS ERP System Discussion' <mapics-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [MAPICS-L] Looking for a free-standing finite capacity scheduling
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Anyone on the list know of an i Series based, finite capacity, production
scheduling package?



Want to interface to MAPICS to do both short term scheduling of firm and
open shop orders as well as long term scheduling of the full production
plan.



Roy Luce



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date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 11:17:53 -0500
from: "lwl" <lwl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] Looking for a free-standing finite capacity
scheduling application

Weston:

My client is pretty insistent that the solution be non-Infor.

Any other candidates?


Roy Luce

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On Behalf Of Weston Wheat
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 11:03 AM
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Subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] Looking for a free-standing finite capacity
schedulingapplication

Advance Planner

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[mailto:mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of lwl
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 9:57 AM
To: 'MAPICS ERP System Discussion'
Subject: [MAPICS-L] Looking for a free-standing finite capacity
schedulingapplication

Anyone on the list know of an i Series based, finite capacity,
production
scheduling package?



Want to interface to MAPICS to do both short term scheduling of firm and
open shop orders as well as long term scheduling of the full production
plan.



Roy Luce



Direct: 847-540-9635

800-913-PLUS (7587)

Cell: 847-910-0884

Email: rluce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



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message: 7
date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 09:23:32 -0700
from: gogo400@xxxxxxxxx
subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] Looking for a free-standing finite capacity
scheduling application

That's funny... are they tired of having to pay for mothers milk? :-)


Weston:

My client is pretty insistent that the solution be non-Infor.

Any other candidates?


Roy Luce

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Advance Planner

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Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 9:57 AM
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Subject: [MAPICS-L] Looking for a free-standing finite capacity
schedulingapplication

Anyone on the list know of an i Series based, finite capacity,
production
scheduling package?



Want to interface to MAPICS to do both short term scheduling of firm and
open shop orders as well as long term scheduling of the full production
plan.



Roy Luce



Direct: 847-540-9635

800-913-PLUS (7587)

Cell: 847-910-0884

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date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 09:28:56 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
from: Kevin Fox <kdfox@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] Looking for a free-standing finite capacity
scheduling application

Roy

The answer is:

1. INFOR Finite Capacity Planning and Scheduling is available through Release 6. You will need to get an exception from INFOR through your affiliate to purchase but it is available.
2. INFOR Advanced Planning and Scheduling for XA R6, R7, R7.7 and R7.8. It's been renamed to Visual Planner for iSeries (VPi) at R9.
3. INFOR Thruput for XA R6, R7, R7.7, R7.8 and R9.

INFOR's Supply Chain Management (SCM) Thruput is a constraint based planning system based on the work of E Goldratt (The Goal, the Race), which is the evolutionary replacement for finite capacity planning.

Advanced Planning and Scheduling (AVP) is a subset of Thruput functions which is finite capacity plus. The plus is that it also is Master Scheduling including forecast consumption.

Thruput provides Capability To Promise (CTP) integration with XA such that an order can be entered and planned based on the constraints of the system in real time. To put it simply, as the order is entered all the planning is completed and the promise date is based upon actual load and constraints. It is not a 'standard lead time" quote.

Kevin Fox
kdfox@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Aug 4, 2010 9:12 AM
To: 'MAPICS ERP System Discussion' <mapics-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] Looking for a free-standing finite capacity scheduling application

No Sir!

I'm trying to solve one long-time client's production scheduling challenge.

Suspect your question was the result of the subject line wording.
Didn't mean for it to read like a come on, an enticement.
It's simply a statement of what I'm looking for.

Probably should have said "I'm looking for ..."


Roy Luce

Direct: 847-540-9635
800-913-PLUS (7587)
Cell: 847-910-0884
Email: rluce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Kevin Fox
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 11:05 AM
To: MAPICS ERP System Discussion; 'MAPICS ERP System Discussion'
Subject: Re: [MAPICS-L] Looking for a free-standing finite capacity
scheduling application

Roy

Are you marketing your OTTO/RPM Product on the MAPICS List?

Kevin


-----Original Message-----
From: lwl <lwl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Aug 4, 2010 8:56 AM
To: 'MAPICS ERP System Discussion' <mapics-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [MAPICS-L] Looking for a free-standing finite capacity scheduling
application

Anyone on the list know of an i Series based, finite capacity, production
scheduling package?



Want to interface to MAPICS to do both short term scheduling of firm and
open shop orders as well as long term scheduling of the full production
plan.



Roy Luce



Direct: 847-540-9635

800-913-PLUS (7587)

Cell: 847-910-0884

Email: rluce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



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