Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS)
APS systems help to solve complex planning problems. In machine and systems engineering, thousands of production orders - with several operational steps - often need to be distributed intelligently over a high number of resources. The classical approach to solving these problems normally does not factor in the information present in the ERP system and, therefore, does not correspond to the real conditions in production.
In addition to data-managing ERP systems, APS systems offer precise production control:
- planning in consideration of real, limited capacities
- transparency across all production processes
- early detection and prevention of critical parts
- simulations for reliable decision-making.
This optimized planning approach enables cost-effective and economical production.
Solution FELIOS | APS Features
FELIOS | APS is designed for use in discrete manufacturing due to its special algorithmic processes. It is important to plan all customer orders, with all on-going production orders and deliveries dynamically as a collective order. Changes in capacities of personnel, machines and material availability are continuously taken into account.
- Special optimization methods
All parts and orders can be optimally coordinated and synchronized.
- Scenario analyses
Possible consequences for affected customer orders are openly displayed.
- Online simulation
Immediate impression of the feasibility of required delivery dates or project inquiries.
- Excellent visualization
All information on the planning situation is clearly and attractively presented.
- Freely definable and user-specific search and filter functions
Detailed and cross-departmental information on all aspects of the process workflow and planning status is readily available.
- IT interfaces
Straight-forward connection to all common PPS/ERP systems can usually be implemented quickly.
- Material flow optimization
A smooth and efficient material flow is guaranteed by the daily specification of a feasible, synchronized production process.
- Multi-plant capability
Possibility to optimize planning and procurement processes across several production sites and locations.
FELIOS | APS enables a quick realization of complex orders. Capacities are always planned intelligently with regard to all collective orders. FELIOS | APS offers the following advantages for your production:
PROCUREMENT SYNCHRONOUS WITH DEMAND
Optimized procurement management leads to lower stocks and fewer missing parts.
Identification of critical paths
Automatic identification of the causes for postponements within the value chain, including suggestions for solutions.
High adherence to schedules
Flexible reaction to customer changes and requests.
Optimized material management for material supply and commissioning.
Shorter lead times
Reduced lead times through dynamic scheduling processes.
Data-based recommendations for the reasonable use of outsourcing or overtime enables companies to reduce costs.
Early warning system
Production problems can be immediately reported and corrected by means of real-time optimization.
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