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SchedulePro is a finite capacity scheduling (FCS) tool for batch and semi-continuous manufacturing processes. Some typical applications for SchedulePro include:

  • Production Planning and Scheduling
  • Capacity Analysis
  • Plant Debottlenecking
  • Cycle Time Reduction
  • Modeling and Design of Multi-Product Facilities

SchedulePro uses an intuitive recipe-oriented representation of a manufacturing process. It handles resources such as equipment, work areas, labor, materials, utilities and inventory capacity. It allows for interruptions in the availability of resources to account for shift schedules, holidays, and planned maintenance. SchedulePro is compatible with SuperPro Designer and can readily import its recipes.

To download SchedulePro's full manual (in pdf format), please click here. The posted zip file has a size of 8.5 MB. If you go through Chapter 4 (the tutorial), you will have a pretty good idea of the capabilities of the tool. To download the ReadMe files (in PDF format) for eight domain specific examples, please click here. Information on the contents of the examples follows:

  • Bio-Processing: It focuses on modeling and scheduling of biopharmaceutical facilities.
  • Ice-Cream: It explains how to optimize the scheduling of a facility that manufactures a wide variety of ice cream products.
  • Pharma-Tablets: It deals with modeling and scheduling of a facility that manufacturers pharmaceutical tablets.
  • Capacity-Analysis: It explains how to handle capacity analysis and long term planning.
  • CMO-Planning: It explains how to handle production planning (i.e., high-level scheduling).
  • Fill-Finish: It deals with scheduling and planning of a fill-finish facility.
  • Polymer-Resins: It deals with scheduling of a polymer resin multi-product manufacturing facility.
  • Yogurt: It deals with production of yogurt utilizing SKUs and SKU-Order-Templates.

And if you wish to download and test-drive the functional Evaluation version of SchedulePro, please click here.

SchedulePro is available for the MS Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 platforms. It requires a Pentium PC with at least one GB of RAM, and 100 MB of free hard disk space.

Key features of SchedulePro

  • Multi-product, multi-plant scheduling
  • Compatibility with SuperPro Designer
  • Handles plant down-time, weekend and holiday schedules
  • Schedules around equipment and material constraints
  • Handles labor and inventory constraints
  • Tracks completion status of scheduled operations
  • Extensive reporting and charting capabilities
  • No programming required

SchedulePro Pricing Policy

Purchase Price
($/copy)
Lease Price
($/copy/year)
9,875 3,995

  • Discount is available for multiple licenses. 
  • Departmental, site and corporate licenses are available under very attractive terms.
  • Educational licenses are available at substantial discounts.
  • A FUNCTIONAL EVALUATION version is available to download (FREE OF CHARGE) or order for a small fee.

Intelligen Suite Pricing Policy (the combination of SuperPro and SchedulePro)

Purchase Price
($/copy)
Lease Price
($/copy/year)
20,995 8,395

The purchase prices include unlimited technical support and free upgrades for a year. After the first year, an annual maintenance contract (that covers support and upgrades for a year) may be purchased for 20% of the purchase price of the tool. The lease prices includes unlimited technical support and free upgrades for the duration of the lease. Site and corporate licenses are also available.

Selected Publications on SchedulePro - Can be downloaded from the Literature page

  1. Design and Optimization of a Large Scale Biopharmaceutical Facility using Process Simulation and Scheduling Tools, Toumi A, Jürgens C, Jungo C, Maier B, Papavasileiou V, and Petrides D. , Pharmaceutical Engineering, March/April 2010 issue.
     
  2. The Role of Simulation and Scheduling Tools in the Development and Manufacturing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Petrides D, Koulouris A, Siletti C, Jimenez J and Lagonikos P., An improved version of this document will become available as a chapter of a new book on “Chemical Engineering in the Pharmaceutical Industry: From R&D to Manufactiuring” that will be published by John Wiley & Sons in 2010.
     
  3. The Role of Process Simulation and Scheduling Tools in the Development and Manufacturing of Biopharmaceuticals,  Petrides D. and Siletti C., Proceeding of the Winter Simulation Conference 2004.
     
  4. Overcoming Barriers to Batch Process Scheduling, Siletti C. and Petrides D., Proceedings of FOCAPO 2003.