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Advanced Planning and Scheduling

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OptiProERP’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling simplifies and enhances the orchestration of your manufacturing processes through robust planning and scheduling capabilities

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Why Choose OptiProERP’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling Software?

OptiProERP’s Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) is seamlessly integrated within its manufacturing solution to maximize your production processes and keep them flowing smoothly. OptiProERP’s APS helps manufacturers balance demand, capacity, and constraints to generate achievable production schedules.

OptiProERP’s APS enables manufacturers to:

  • Plan: in finite or infinite capacity mode with multiple or no constraints to make better planning decisions
  • Schedule: interactively with multiple or no constraints and digitally generate, modify, update, and visualize production schedules to meet your needs
  • Optimize: according to easily configurable business objectives, such as minimizing changeover times and other schedule-optimizing priorities
  • Visualize: production schedules, current load, resource capacity, bottlenecks, ‘what if’ scenarios, the impact of changes, and compare alternatives
  • React: quickly and intelligently to expected and unexpected changes to your production and update your production schedules digitally
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Why Choose OptiProERP’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling Software?

OptiProERP’s Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) is seamlessly integrated within its manufacturing solution to maximize your production processes and keep them flowing smoothly. OptiProERP’s APS helps manufacturers balance demand, capacity, and constraints to generate achievable production schedules

OptiProERP’s APS enables manufacturers to:

  • Plan: in finite or infinite capacity mode with multiple or no constraints to make better planning decisions
  • Schedule: interactively with multiple or no constraints and digitally generate, modify, update, and visualize production schedules to meet your needs
  • Optimize: according to easily configurable business objectives, such as minimizing changeover times and other schedule-optimizing priorities
  • Visualize: production schedules, current load, resource capacity, bottlenecks, ‘what if’ scenarios, the impact of changes, and compare alternatives
  • React: quickly and intelligently to expected and unexpected changes to your production and update your production schedules digitally
Production Challenges Manufacturers Face that a Good Planning and Scheduling Tool Helps Solve

Production Challenges Manufacturers Face that a Good Planning and Scheduling Tool Helps Solve

  • Demand, supply, and capacity not in balance
  • Changes in lead times, customer demand, and the supply chain
  • Longer delivery times and getting products to customers on schedule
  • Production bottlenecks, idle time, and resource inefficiencies
  • Disconnected demand, purchasing, and production planning
  • Reacting slowly to deviations from the production plan and schedule
  • Little insight into manufacturing processes, tasks, and disruptions
  • Inadequate visibility to make better planning and scheduling decisions
  • Inability to react to expected and unexpected changes

Why Should You Invest in OptiProERP’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling?

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OptiProERP’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling Benefits
  • Gain an Immediate Return on Investment

    Savings and efficiencies generated by OptiProERP’s APS allow you to recover your investment in a matter of months in most cases

  • Improve Planning and Scheduling Accuracy

    Schedule quickly and accurately to minimize downtime and increase efficiency

  • Boost Productivity

    25% improvement in plant productivity by minimizing setup, balancing loads, pegging of components and material, and optimizing your production plan

  • Reduce Inventory and Man-Hour Costs

    Up to 50% reduction in raw material and WIP stock by optimizing and synchronizing inventory purchases with your production plan

  • Improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness and Reduce Machine Downtime

    Take all resources, including machines, into account to improve equipment usage and minimize resource downtime

  • Increase Visibility

    Fast scheduling with an interactive and graphical planning board, for visibility across the organization

  • Improve On-time Deliveries and Customer Service

    80% improvement in on-time deliveries with accurate scheduling for greater customer satisfaction

  • Make Better Tactical and Strategic Decisions

    Use decision tools for better short-term tactical planning with a few weeks planning horizon and detailed sequencing and scheduling, and long-term strategic planning covering months and years

OptiProERP’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling
Brings Industry 4.0 Capabilities to Small and Midsize Manufacturers

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For manufacturers small and large, digitalization is changing everything. Manufacturers of all sizes are needing to react more quickly and intelligently to unforeseen changes, such as supply change disruptions, changes in lead times, and ever-changing customer demands.

OptiProERP’s Advanced Planning and Scheduling is specifically designed to meet this need for small and midsize manufacturers with entry-level Industry 4.0 capabilities:

  • Simulates your environment by considering your resource capacity
  • Analyzes ‘what if’ scenarios to create an optimized production plan
  • Uses advanced algorithms to balance demand and capacity
  • Schedules orders quickly using intelligent built-in rules
  • Simplifies planning and scheduling with interactive and visual tools

How OptiProERP’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling Works for You

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  • Model Your Manufacturing Environment

    On the demand side, the solution considers forecasts, long-term orders, and overall demand planning. On the capacity side, it takes into account the availability of resources (machines, labor, tooling, materials, and more) and additional constraints to ensure an accurate model of your environment.

  • Plan in Various Time Horizons with Finite or Infinite Capacity

    Planning can be executed in finite or infinite capacity mode and planning time periods can be days, weeks, months, or a combination of all three. Detailed production schedule information can be sent back to the production plan.

  • Schedule Digitally with Multiple or No Constraints and Defined Objectives

    Simply click and drag, and the production of a particular item can be moved from one planning period to another. Manually interact with the schedule to make changes, save, and digitally push updates to your whole production schedule. Define schedule optimization rules to deal with problems such as minimizing changeover times and preferred sequencing.

  • Generate the Best Achievable Production Schedule for Your Needs

    Taking your business objectives, forecasts, demand, and capacity constraints into account, the solution determines what and how much to make, where and when to make it, and exactly what materials and resources are required to achieve your optimized and achievable production schedule.

  • Support Tactical and Strategic Decision-Making

    The solution is designed to support decision making about the feasibility and affects to your production as well as major production capacity decisions. It also provides decision-making support for overtime, order prioritization, split production batches, due date negotiation, and order processing.

  • Model Your Manufacturing Environment

    On the demand side, the solution considers forecasts, long-term orders, and overall demand planning. On the capacity side, it takes into account the availability of resources (machines, labor, tooling, materials, and more) and additional constraints to ensure an accurate model of your environment.

  • Plan in Various Time Horizons with Finite or Infinite Capacity

    Planning can be executed in finite or infinite capacity mode and planning time periods can be days, weeks, months, or a combination of all three. Detailed production schedule information can be sent back to the production plan.

  • Schedule Digitally with Multiple or No Constraints and Defined Objectives

    Simply click and drag, and the production of a particular item can be moved from one planning period to another. Manually interact with the schedule to make changes, save, and digitally push updates to your whole production schedule. Define schedule optimization rules to deal with problems such as minimizing changeover times and preferred sequencing.

  • Generate the Best Achievable Production Schedule for Your Needs

    Taking your business objectives, forecasts, demand, and capacity constraints into account, the solution determines what and how much to make, where and when to make it, and exactly what materials and resources are required to achieve your optimized and achievable production schedule.

  • Support Tactical and Strategic Decision-Making

    The solution is designed to support decision making about the feasibility and affects to your production as well as major production capacity decisions. It also provides decision-making support for overtime, order prioritization, split production batches, due date negotiation, and order processing.

OptiProERP’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling Functionality

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Master Production Scheduling (MPS) Master Production Scheduling (MPS)

Master Production Scheduling (MPS)

Work with projected and actual supply chain demand to create production, purchasing, and inventory schedules.

Finite and Rough Cut Capacity Planning Finite and Rough Cut Capacity Planning

Finite and Rough Cut Capacity Planning

Define total operational capacity based on machines, materials, tooling, and resources available.

Material Requirements Planning (MRP) Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

Automate purchasing and production to ensure inventory levels are optimized and available when needed.

Demand Forecasting Demand Forecasting

Demand Forecasting

Forecast inventory demand by sales order, historical sales patterns or to meet minimum stock requirements.

Operational Capacity Operational Capacity

Operational Capacity

Working backwards, planning engine automatically calculates materials, resources, and capacity needed to complete each step.

Global Planning Global Planning

Global Planning

Planning engine identifies demand for multi-plant entities, consolidating orders for more efficient procurement.

BOM Level Planning BOM Level Planning

BOM Level Planning

Explode the planning Bill of Materials (BOM) and calculate the production plan for lower-level items in the same way.

Interactive Schedule Visualization / Scheduling Workbench Interactive Schedule Visualization / Scheduling Workbench

Interactive Scheduling / Scheduling Workbench

Visualize and interact with your production schedule. Click and drag to move production orders and update production schedules automatically.

What if Simulations What if Simulations

‘What if’ Simulations

Simulate and evaluate multiple ‘what if’ scenarios, impact analysis, and capable-to-promise to support your daily activities.

Make-to-Order Planning Make-to-Order Planning

Make-to-Order Planning

Quickly assess the affects of future demand changes and if it’s possible to meet new requirements when a change in demand, quantity, or delivery date occurs.

Make-to-Stock Planning Make-to-Stock Planning

Make-to-Stock Planning

Generate an accurate and achievable schedule considering rough cut capacity, target days of stock cover, min and max re-order quantities, and more.

Advanced Constraint Modeling  Advanced Constraint Modeling

Advanced Constraint Modeling

Model various resource constraints including primary, secondary, materials, resources, tooling, labor, and machines.

Advanced Material Handling   Advanced Material Handling

Advanced Material Handling

Implement custom rules about how materials are consumed to ensure sub-assemblies and raw materials are used according to business rules.

Advanced Schedule Optimization    Advanced Schedule Optimization

Advanced Schedule Optimization

Define schedule optimization rules to deal with problems such as minimizing changeover times, WIP, and stock levels.

Order Based Multi-Constraint Scheduling Order Based Multi-Constraint Scheduling

Order Based Multi-Constraint Scheduling

Create order-based schedules and apply a ranking or weighting to prioritize orders based on resources available and additional constraints.

Comprehensive Traceability Comprehensive Traceability

Comprehensive Traceability

Trace and manage changes, costs, delays, and more.

Powerfully Flexible and Customizable  Powerfully Flexible and Customizable

Flexible and Customizable

Configure your planning and scheduling engine to your needs with one of the most customizable solutions on the market.

Preconfigured Reports and Alerts Preconfigured Reports and Alerts

Preconfigured Reports and Alerts

Run quickly and intelligently with best practice reports and alerts already configured out-of-the-box.

OptiProERP’s Closed Loop Production Planning Software

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Continuous Closed Loop Production Planning

OptiProERP’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling Data Sheet

Learn more about how OptiProERP’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling software helps you digitally orchestrate your manufacturing processes to keep production flowing as smoothly as possible.

OptiProERP’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling Data Sheet

Learn more about how OptiProERP’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling software helps you digitally orchestrate your manufacturing processes to keep production flowing as smoothly as possible.

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How to Know if You Need Advanced Planning & Scheduling Software

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