Introduction

Master Scheduler is a configurable scheduling solution, from i2 Technologies, for assembly lines or entire manufacturing plants. Orders to be scheduled are grouped into collections, each of which is scheduled as a unit. Each assembly line or plant has its own set of production periods or buckets, during which a specified number of orders can be started. The schedule assigns each collection to a specific bucket on a given assembly line or a plant. To generate schedules Master Scheduler takes into account a set of constraints and business rules. Master Scheduler has the capability to exchange information with a related enterprise system. Specifically, it accesses the latest set of orders, as well as any other required data; it also updates the enterprise systems with latest schedule information.

Project Scope

  • Enhancements and up gradations to scheduling logic, user interfaces and additional features.
  • Customization and fixing software issues for specific customer installation.
  • Prepared Test Plan and Test Cases for enhancements and specific customer issues.
  • Black Box testing as per the test plan.
  • Developed automated Regression Testing tool in OSL for all the constraints in the Master Scheduler.
  • Developed a set of common integration services using Webmethods for Master Scheduler.
  • Converted common integration services from Webmethods to RMI.
  • Modification to installation kit using InstallAnywhere.
  • Worked to enhance the integration capabilities of Master Scheduler with other products from i2 Technologies.

Technologies Used

Java, Swing, JSP, XML, Optimized Scheduling Language (an i2 Technology proprietary language), Perl, WebLogic, Oracle 8i, Webmethods, InstallAnywhere, TestDirector.