The paper deals with modern methods which can be used for planning and scheduling of manufacturing systems. Creating of production plans, using different software products is discussed. Advanced planning and scheduling methods are used for planning and scheduling. The outputs as Gantt charts are presented. Different optimization methods are applied for schedule optimization. Production plan, for every machine is created, after applying the optimization. Scheduling by using Lekin, ‘Spreadsheets’ and Asprova is described and compared.