Finite Capacity Scheduling | FCS

Finite Capacity Scheduling or FCS refers to a production planning method that assumes available capacity is a definite constant, thereby identifying the actual capacity limits of your production facility.


From this information, the finite capacity scheduling system allows you to readjust your production schedule by moving the start dates of production orders, moving them forward or backward as necessary to avoid exceeding available capacity limits.


In contrast, another approach called Infinite Capacity Scheduling refers to processing production orders based on existing start dates, and calculating whether a resource’s load exceeds defined capacity, without recommending any change.

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