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Advanced Production Planning & Scheduling


By Insight Works

Solution Overview

MxAPS revolutionizes production planning and scheduling, transforming it from an inaccurate and time-consuming task into a responsive, repeatable, and highly accurate decision support activity. Seamlessly integrating with Dynamics 365 Business Central, MxAPS generates realistic and optimized manufacturing plans to maximize efficiency. With its holistic approach, MxAPS drives operational excellence, improving not only the shop floor but also impacting key areas across your entire business.


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Key Features
  • Advanced Scheduling and Planning: MxAPS offers advanced capabilities to efficiently schedule production orders based on priority, due dates, and sequencing rules.
  • Resource Optimization: Optimize resource utilization by allocating machines, labor, and other resources for maximum productivity.
  • Production Efficiency Improvement: Improve production efficiency by reducing downtime, setup times and maximizing throughput.
  • Responsive and Just-In-Time Scheduling: Schedule production orders based on real-time demand, customer priorities, and delivery requirements.
  • Maintenance Planning and Downtime Management: Plan preventive maintenance tasks, manage equipment downtime, and minimize disruptions to the production schedule.
  • Inventory Management: Manage and control inventory by accurately scheduling and sequencing production orders, minimizing excess inventory levels.
  • Sales, Finance, and Purchasing Support: Generate accurate schedules, optimize resource allocation, and facilitate timely order fulfillment for improved financial performance and customer service.
  • Visualization and Customization: Provide a user-friendly interface with graphical visualization and customizable views to understand and modify schedules quickly.
Key Benefits
  • Optimized Production: MxAPS’s advanced scheduling and planning capabilities result in optimized production schedules, ensuring efficient use of resources, reducing bottlenecks, and improving overall productivity.
  • Reduced Costs: By optimizing resource utilization and minimizing downtime, MxAPS helps businesses reduce costs associated with idle resources, overtime, and excessive inventory levels.
  • Improved Customer Satisfaction: Responsive and just-in-time scheduling ensures timely order fulfillment, enabling businesses to meet customer demands, reduce lead times, and enhance customer satisfaction.
  • Enhanced Production Efficiency: MxAPS streamlines production processes by minimizing setup and changeover times, reducing idle time, and maximizing throughput, improving production efficiency and output.
  • Better Resource Allocation: With resource utilization optimization, MxAPS enables businesses to allocate machines, labor, and other resources effectively, ensuring maximum utilization and minimizing underutilization.
  • Streamlined Operations: By integrating shop activity modeling, enhanced routing, and segmentation, MxAPS helps businesses streamline their operational processes, improving workflow, reducing errors, and optimizing production sequences.
  • Improved Planning and Decision Making: MxAPS provides predictive maintenance, decision support, and configurable scheduling rules, empowering businesses to make informed decisions, proactively plan maintenance activities, and optimize scheduling based on specific business requirements.
  • Increased Profitability: With improved production efficiency, reduced costs, optimized inventory management, and enhanced customer satisfaction, MxAPS contributes to increased business profitability.
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MxAPS Setup
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System Requirements

MxAPS is available for the following versions of Dynamics 365 Business Central / NAV:

  • Dynamics 365 Business Central On-Premise
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud


The MxAPS app by Insight Works is licensed based on the number of production orders that need to be scheduled. For specific pricing information, Microsoft Partners should contact Insight Works directly.

About Insight Works

Insight Works, an established ISV, develops applications for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, focusing on manufacturing and distribution industries. Our apps enhance functionality and efficiency, supported by a global network of 400+ Microsoft Partners. With offices in Canada, the United States, and the Netherlands, we are committed to delivering exceptional value to customers and partners worldwide. 

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