The Capacity Model is an integral part of Projective’s planning systems, capturing the detailed workings of the process. This model is developed prior to the start of any planning efforts, providing the project teams with invaluable insight into how the overall system actually works. The completed Capacity Model is used as a base for development of the Planning Engine.
Elements captured in these models include:
- Process flows
- Production and supply lead times
- Bottleneck resources
- Downtime calendars
- Planned maintenance
Development of the capacity model helps to identify the unique characteristics of the process to be planned and the data required to make decisions. The model captures the details of the process and uses them to constrain solutions, ensuring that all recommended decisions from the completed system are feasible and all relevant information has been accounted for.