The process of determining when and how much production capacity is needed to manufacture a product. Scheduling and capacity planning are typically integrated into manufacturing ERP software to help companies efficiently manage production based on several factors, including labor and machine availability, suppliers, waste, scrap, errors, defects, government regulations, and maintenance.

Rootstock Cloud ERP for manufacturing, supply chain and distribution includes an easy-to-use drag-and-drop scheduling and capacity planning module to help firms meet changing customer demand.