ShopWorX ERP


Spot and Eliminate Bottlenecks

Using exception reports and graphical displays you can easily identify potential bottlenecks and take corrective actions.

Avoid Problems Before They Occur

Easily see the effect of new orders and changes on your shop schedule.

Improve Inventory Accuracy

Produce what you need when you need it. Eliminate over- stocks for parts you don’t need and stock- outs for parts you do need.

Increase Efficiency and Utilization

Decrease lost time waiting for materials.

Improve Customer Service

Provide accurate delivery schedules.


The Scheduling module is an extremely powerful tool that uses shop orders and process sheet operations to schedule actual and planned shop orders. By defining the available resources (work centers, machines, employees, and shifts) in the plant, scheduling will compare requirements with resources to identify bottlenecks, create dispatch lists, and calculate release or scheduled completion dates. As actual time is reported to existing shop orders, the system will continue to reschedule, alerting you to potential problems through a number of exception reports. Finite, infinite loading, and forward, backward, or manual scheduling are all available.


Detailed Shop Calendar

This feature allows you to define your available capacity down to the individual work center on a specific day on a specific shift. You start by developing a shop calendar, defining normal work days, all holidays and extra work days, and then refine the calendar for individual work centers. Vacation schedules and planned maintenance can be defined using this tool.

Finite and Infinite Loading
You have your choice of using either finite or infinite loading techniques when scheduling. If using finite loading, the system uses your choice of critical ratio, minimum slack time, or a user-maintained priority code. Finite loading will only schedule work centers based on available resources. Infinite loading will schedule each shop order based on a work center's defined capacity without regard to available capacity.

Forward or Backward Scheduling
This module can either schedule forward from an order’s start date or backward from its required date. If backward scheduling is chosen, the system can automatically switch over to forward scheduling once the order starts. It then calculates a new estimated completion date and compares that date against the order’s required date.

Exception Reporting
The Scheduling Action Message Register lists any exceptions encountered during a scheduling run. The scheduler can be automatically invoked once an order is entered, on demand, against just new and changed orders, or continuously.

Graphical Displays
You can easily spot bottlenecks with the graphical display or work center load. In reviewing the load, you can set time horizon and summarize the load with daily, weekly, or monthly buckets. You can view detail that makes up the load, and further “drill down” to individual orders. You can view the order’s schedule in a graphical format as well, with bottlenecks and material shortages highlighted.

Dispatch Lists
This tool lets you see all operations scheduled to be performed in a given work center across a date range which is user-defined. You can optionally view material availability as well.

Scheduling Integration
  • Panorama
  • Quoting
  • Customer Orders
  • Bills of Material
  • Process Sheets
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Rough Cut Planning
  • Shop Orders
  • Time Reporting
  • Data Collection
  • Purchasing


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