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Key facts and essentials for implementing an APS system

Everything you need to know to make APS work for you

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 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 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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