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Aerospace & Defense
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programsExplore Industry
Automotive & Transportation
Integration of mechanical, software and electronic systems technologies for vehicle systemsExplore Industry
Consumer Products & Retail
Product innovation through effective management of integrated formulations, packaging and manufacturing processesExplore Industry
Electronics & Semiconductors
New product development leverages data to improve quality and profitability and reduce time-to-market and costsExplore Industry
Energy & Utilities
Supply chain collaboration in design, construction, maintenance and retirement of mission-critical assetsExplore Industry
Industrial Machinery & Heavy Equipment
Integration of manufacturing process planning with design and engineering for today’s machine complexityExplore Industry
Insurance & Financial
Visibility, compliance and accountability for insurance and financial industriesExplore Industry
Shipbuilding innovation to sustainably reduce the cost of developing future fleetsExplore Industry
Media & Telecommunications
Siemens PLM Software, a leader in media and telecommunications software, delivers digital solutions for cutting-edge technology supporting complex products in a rapidly changing market.Explore Industry
Medical Devices & Pharmaceuticals
“Personalized product innovation” through digitalization to meet market demands and reduce costsExplore Industry
Faster time to market, fewer errors for Software DevelopmentExplore Industry
Small & Medium Business
Remove barriers and grow while maintaining your bottom line. We’re democratizing the most robust digital twins for your small and medium businesses.Explore Industry
Key facts and essentials for implementing an APS system
For decades, delivering on the promise of ‘manufacturing operations planning and scheduling automation’ remained elusive. Why? Because it was really hard to develop software that could create accurate, realistic schedules based on real-world constraints – harder than anyone imagined.
Software companies invested millions developing high-end advanced planning and scheduling (APS) solutions that claimed to “optimize” the way a plant was scheduled. Most systems failed because they couldn’t produce accurate schedules that considered the tribal knowledge critical to running most plants.
The good news is that today, we absolutely, one hundred percent know how to create schedules that use heuristics (rules) to consider both the core data and the tribal knowledge.
So, how do you ensure payback for your company when you invest in APS? There is a simple formula…
Download our eBook now to make sure you get that formula correct. This resource helps you understand the history of APS offerings, the key requirements for the best APS software selection, and the metrics you should be measuring to show results.
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