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Optimization Software

09/29/2017 10:53 AM

I need a name of free software that gives the best resource utilization based on specific plan. The inputs for the software are the production plan (schedule) and the list of resources. The software should give me the best way of utilizing these resources (in terms of capacity utilization and minimization of wasted space) based on the plan I gave and the resources I have.

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09/29/2017 11:01 AM

I don't believe you have presented enough information to make even a guess.

I do offer one warning. While I do understand not wasting money, rarely is software worth more than what you pay.

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09/29/2017 11:04 AM

Looky here:

inventory-management-software

They have many types to choose from - not my job to do your job.

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09/29/2017 11:25 AM

These are not optimization programs.

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09/29/2017 11:40 AM

List of Optimization Software - Free

Do not forget to add CR4 to your list of resources.

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09/29/2017 12:36 PM

That is very interesting, coming from someone that can't even spell resource.

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09/29/2017 12:56 PM

This is because English it is not my mother language! do you even speak more than one language! If not then you should shut up cause at least I am better than you. I speak four languages.

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09/29/2017 1:24 PM

I see that Snark is one of your multilingual talents.

Good luck in your quest of finding something useful for neither effort nor expense.

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09/29/2017 4:16 PM

OK, then Mr. Superiority. I only speak English, some German, some Spanish, some Choctaw.

Actually, I am thoroughly disinterested in helping you if I could help you.

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09/29/2017 11:59 AM

Well, this one is not free but it will teach you how to do exactly what you ask. Perhaps you can find some free training and then crunch it by hand or on a spreadsheet.

Microsoft has a package known as Project. Most people just use it to create a Ghant chart and then they use that to punish the workers for not meeting expectations. Of course, they never consider that the plan was flawed to begin with..... but if used as intended, it is very powerful.

Those kind of details can be a full time job to collect and keep up to date. It follows a philosophy known as the "Critical Path" which is the shortest time from start to finish. For some projects, one must plan for events such as rainy days which are impossible to predict months ahead of schedule. So, besides the critical path, one should know when and where adjustments can be made in the non-critical path as well.

Project has the ability to track resource allocation, cost, and the completion date when things fail to happen as planned. If it is important, it is worth the investment. Otherwise, look for topics (or software) on "Critical Path Development".

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09/29/2017 10:11 PM

In another life, I used Project a lot. It did two things well for me. It helped me identify when certain people were available for other tasks and it helped me understand what was behind schedule. The behind schedule part was often due to vendors not meeting their agreed upon commitments.

Like any tool, it's only as good as the guy using it.

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09/29/2017 1:10 PM

Since you just joined the forum. I suggest that you read the Rules for Conduct and FAQ's before posting any more threads, at all.

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09/29/2017 1:14 PM

Please guys if you don't have answers for my question then just SHUT UP!

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09/29/2017 1:22 PM

The answer to your question is to do an internet search for the software you want. The forum is not your servant. Members do not take kindly to being insulted.

DoorMan provided you with ample sources.

This is not a baby sitting service. No one here will take you by the hand and lead you through the steps required.

Do it yourself!

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10/02/2017 7:20 AM

Your attitude sucks

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09/29/2017 4:17 PM

Thank you Lyn for the timely remarks!

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10/02/2017 7:42 AM

This web site gets all kinds of people looking for something to do their work for them for free. It just doesn't exist. You have to do your own work. There is no software that will do exactly as you have described because you are required to participate more than you imply.

Because you have been so negative in your replies, this will probably be the last reply you will ever get. You have offended many of the most knowledgeable people who could have been helpful. Your attitude comes across as belligerent and lazy. Being confrontational will not produce the information that you seek.

Lastly, no one cares how smart you might be or how many languages you speak. By acting as you have, you will be systematically ignored by the people whom you should be grateful to. And, that includes the rest of the world outside this blog.

It takes 1000 good acts to make up for one bad tempered mistake. That is true many more places than you might imagine. It is especially true here.

If you can't be polite and respectful, then stay away.

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