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Example of a Plant Capacity Utilization Dashboard for a Manufacturing Company

What is a Plant Capacity Utilization Dashboard?

Capacity Utilization Dashboards are considered operational analysis tools and are used by Plant- and Production Managers to monitor capacity and utilization metrics. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard is that it provides analysis from three different angles, including: 1) Capacity utilization – current and prior year monthly metrics by plant with tons (weight), output and utilization %, 2) Chart that compares current and prior year utilization across selected plants, and 3) Capacity utilization trend for current and prior year. The user can select and unselect plants and years on the top of the screen. You find an example of this type of dashboard below.

Purpose of Plant Capacity Utilization Dashboards

Manufacturing companies use Plant Capacity Utilization Dashboards to enable production and plant managers to benchmark utilization metrics across their plants as well as analyze trends. When used as part of good business practices in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and operations departments, an organization can improve its efficiency and process improvement focus, and it can reduce the chances that low performers or outlier metrics are missed for longer than necessary.

Example of a Plant Capacity Utilization Dashboard

Here is an example of a Capacity Utilization Dashboard with plant benchmarking and trend analysis.

Example of a Plant Capacity Utilization Dashboard for a Manufacturing Company

Example of a Plant Capacity Utilization Dashboard for a Manufacturing Company

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard?

The typical users of this type of dashboard are: Executives, analysts, plant managers, production managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Plant Capacity Utilization Dashboards

Progressive Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and operations departments sometimes use several different Plant Capacity Utilization Dashboards, along with efficiency reports, sales forecasts, production planning, backlog reports, open orders reports, profitability dashboards and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Capacity Utilization Dashboard Example with Manufacturing Plant Comparisons

What is a Capacity Utilization Dashboard?

Utilization analysis dashboards with comparative analysis are considered benchmarking tools and are used by operations managers to track utilization by plant and to easily see exceptions. Some of the main functionality in this type of dashboard report is that it it provides utilization analysis by individual plant and it also benchmarks these metrics across all the plants. You find an example of this type of dashboard report below.

Purpose of Capacity Utilization Dashboards

Manufacturers use Capacity Utilization Dashboards to monitor plant performance for utilization metrics. When used as part of good business practices in a Production department, an organization can improve its utilization tracking and analysis as well as reduce the chances that executives don’t have good visibility to whether any individual plant becomes inefficient without quickly detecting it.

Capacity Utilization Dashboard Example

Here is an example of a Capacity Utilization Dashboard to track multiple manufacturing plants.

Capacity Utilization Dashboard Example with Manufacturing Plant Comparisons

Capacity Utilization Dashboard Example with Manufacturing Plant Comparisons

You can find hundreds of additional examples here

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard report?

The typical users of this type of dashboard report are: Executives and Plant Managers.

Other Dashboard reports Often Used in Conjunction with Capacity Utilization Dashboards

Progressive Production departments sometimes use several different Capacity Utilization Dashboards, along with production dashboards, inventory reports, sales forecast, sales reports and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from management systems or enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Example of Capacity Utilization Dashboard with Manufacturing Plant Comparisons

What is a Capacity Utilization Dashboard?

Utilization analysis dashboards with comparative analysis are considered benchmarking tools and are often used by plant and operations managers to track utilization by facility and to easily see exceptions. Key functionality in this type of dashboard report provides utilization analysis by individual plant and it also compares all the plants in the corporation. You will find an example of this type of dashboard report below.

Purpose of Capacity Utilization Dashboards

Manufacturing companies use Capacity Utilization Dashboards to monitor plant performance and trends with utilization metrics. When used as part of good business practices, a company can improve its utilization tracking and analysis, as well as, reduce the chances that an individual plant becomes inefficient without managers quickly detecting it.

Capacity Utilization Dashboard Example

Here is an example of a Capacity Utilization Dashboard to track multiple manufacturing plants.

Example of a Capacity Utilization Dashboard with Manufacturing Plant Comparisons

Example of a Capacity Utilization Dashboard with Manufacturing Plant Comparisons

You can find hundreds of additional examples here.

Who Uses This Type of Dashboard Report?

The typical users of this type of dashboard report are: Executives and Plant Managers.

Other Dashboard Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Capacity Utilization Dashboards

Progressive manufacturing companies sometimes use several different Capacity Utilization Dashboards, along with production dashboards, inventory reports, sales forecast, sales reports and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Learn More About Solver CPM For Manufacturing

Work Order Management Report for Manufacturing Plants Example

What is a Work Order Management Report for Manufacturing Plants?

Work Order Management reports are considered essential production planning reports and are often used by production managers to determine the priority and sequence of the products they manufacture. Key functionality in this type of report shows work orders by plant, customer and item. It also displays production sequence, inventory and capacity statuses. You will find an example of this type of report below.

Purpose of Work Order Management Reports

Manufacturing plants use Work Order Management Reports to manage manufacturing priorities. When used as part of good business practices in a Production department, a company can improve its ability to meet customer orders in a timely manner, as well as, reduce the chances that line managers don’t see an upcoming issue related to inventory shortage or manufacturing capacity.

Work Order Management Report Example

Here is an example of detailed Work Order Management report.

Work Order Management Report for Manufacturing Plants Example

Work Order Management Report for Manufacturing Plants Example

You can find hundreds of additional examples here.

Who Uses This Type of Report?

The typical users of this type of report are: Production and Fulfillment Managers.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Work Order Management Reports

Progressive Production Departments sometimes use several different Work Order Management Reports, along with production dashboards, inventory reports, sales forecast, sales reports and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

Corporate Performance Management (CPM) Cloud Solutions and More Examples

Learn More About Solver CPM For Manufacturing