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