ERP – Making the Investment Work using APS

The materials war has been won (via MRP and/or Kanban control), the capacity war has just started. Companies with a high cost of raw materials and/or high value of end products are trying to move towards make to order and away from make to stock but in doing this many are finding that a knowledge…

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Crossing the Chasm from ERP to APS

Today we well know that, with few exceptions, ERP systems assume adequate resources are available when required, i.e. resources have infinite capacity. ERP systems have a BOM exploder and inventory control data that typically take orders for products, breaks them down into component parts and calculates when to start making them based on the individual…

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SIEMENS OPCENTER A reflection of our commitment to your digital transformation

We are excited to announce the introduction of our new, harmonized manufacturing operations management (MOM) portfolio, ‘Siemens Opcenter.’   This launch is the result of our relentless effort to integrate and harmonize our MOM software portfolio, creating user-friendly and industry-centric solutions to support manufacturing excellence.   Siemens Opcenter includes MOM capabilities for advanced planning and…

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New Interactive Game! Hands on with Advanced Planning and Scheduling

How good are you at planning and scheduling? Play the Preactor Planning and Scheduling Game!   You will have to : Choose your character – either Theo, a product manager, or Victor, a planning manager Understand the manufacturing operations required for production Place operations in order across production resources Consider machine and staff availability Schedule…

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Solution Showcase: Preactor AS Express

From strategic planning to detailed scheduling, APS is essential for anticipating manufacturing resource needs; orchestrating efficient use of material, people, and machines; and delivering great customer service and higher profitability. Whether you are streamlining your current operations, or building the next stage of growth, clear visibility into utilization and capacity helps you make informed decisions…

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Whats New In Preactor APS 17.1

  Preactor APS 17.1 Features improved operation properties, properties display and Valor Production Plan integration. Summary: Benefits • New operation properties display panel • Improved operation properties profiles and management • Out-of-the-box integration with Valor® Production Plan software Features • New operation properties profiles • New operation properties panel with highlighting • New integration with…

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Whats New In Preactor APS 17

Preactor APS 17 Features improved scheduling rules and enhanced overview. Benefits • Improved APS scheduling rules • Improved overview, supporting multiple Gantt plots and utilization panes • Improved import performance Features • Preferred sequence campaigning mode • Improved minimize overall setup rule • Improved sequencer overview Summary Preactor software is a family of production planning…

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Siemens Acquires Preactor

By acquiring the Preactor Group headquartered in Chippenham in the UK, Siemens further expands its international lead in the industry software market. Preactor’s APS software solutions will add significant new components to the Siemens Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) portfolio.

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Get a Glimpse of Preactor 400 GMPS

400 GMPS Is Nearly Here To be launched this year, Preactor 400 GMPS promises to be the essential tool for companies who want to enhance competitiveness, increase profits and improve customer service. Preactor 400 GMPS has an interactive capacity usage diagram allowing the user to drag and drop batches to immediately see the impact on…

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The Leanest Lean you have ever Seen – how APS can get you to 95% Fat Free Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing is currently one of the buzz words in industry and quite rightly so. Most companies are under pressure to produce more products in shorter delivery times, without visibility of future demand and with fewer inventories. That’s quite a feat to achieve. The question always arises as to whether there is a place for IT in lean manufacturing initiatives…

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