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APS software: Get started with Opcenter SC Express for free

Advanced planning and scheduling software (APS) is essential for determining manufacturing resource needs. Strategic planning and detailed scheduling are vital to orchestrating the efficient use of material, people, and machines. Whether you aim to streamline operations or build the next stage of growth for your company, the ability to optimize the production process using manufacturing scheduling software will help you make informed decisions and get ahead of the competition.

For over 20 years, Opcenter APS has been the choice production scheduling software for thousands of manufacturing companies worldwide, serving as a critical step to achieve operational excellence. Its ability to integrate with manufacturing execution systems (MES), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and supply chain creates a highly efficient manufacturing process. The result is superior customer service and higher profitability.

Download Opcenter SC Express today and see how APS software can work for you.

Key benefits of advanced planning and scheduling software

The process of production scheduling and planning can be a daunting task, and more so as your company grows, and resources increase. While each company has its own set of needs and wants in terms of optimum production planning, manufacturing scheduling software offers vital benefits all manufacturing firms need, such as:

  • Optimization of production operations
  • Reduction or elimination of non-value-added activities (like set-up or wait time)
  • Reduction of late deliveries due to manufacturing delays
  • Alerts for when demand exceeding capacity
  • Lower production costs
  • The ability to plan for future capacity requirements
  • Less overhead due to managing scheduling changes

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Who needs manufacturing scheduling software?

A common myth regarding APS software is that only large companies in the manufacturing industry would find a use for production planning software. In reality, small and medium companies need production scheduling software just as much (if not more) as their larger counterparts. Big multinational companies have the advantage of a sizeable budget and staff, able to track the functions of planning and scheduling with relative ease. Small companies typically lack the resources needed to analyze large amounts of production, purchasing, and sales data, so it becomes imperative to find a production program that will do that for them.

The perfect solution for coordinating all your company’s operations, including sales, production, purchasing, and transportation is at your fingertips. Download and use Opcenter SC Express for free.

Success stories using APS software

Chocolates Valor S.A. produces high-quality chocolate bars, chocolates, and snacks. Before implementing advanced planning and scheduling software, they used spreadsheets based on data captured from its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. This system required a great effort to capture data from the plant, was time-consuming and required many resources. In addition, the information retrieved was inaccurate and did not enable a flexible and efficient decision-making process.

The implementation of a manufacturing scheduling software program delivered significant functional advantages. With Siemens APS software, Valor saw faster sequencing of production orders, increased accuracy of production planning, and enhanced communications among departments. They also saved 16 hours of planner resources each week and increased their service level from 97.8 to 98.5 percent.

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Learn how advanced planning and scheduling software can optimize your manufacturing processes

Join the thousands of manufacturing firms worldwide who use an advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software solution. Opcenter APS software is the choice production scheduling software serving as a critical step in achieving operational excellence. Create even greater efficiencies by integrating your manufacturing execution systems (MES), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and supply chain to create a highly efficient manufacturing operation. The result is superior customer service and higher profitability.

See how APS software can be transformational for your manufacturing enterprise with no financial risk. Download Opcenter SC Express for free and get started immediately.

Plant manager using APS software to optimize manufacturing production
Plant managers use APS software to optimize manufacturing production

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