ADVANCED PRODUCTION SCHEDULING. Why APS?. Having an in-depth understanding of customer demand, internal and external supply channels, vendor requirements, and operating constraints is critical for competing in today's global economy.
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Having an in-depth understanding of customer demand, internal and external supply channels, vendor requirements, and operating constraints is critical for competing in today's global economy.
The main problem which arises while completing the orders on- time is to synchronize the order dates with the current production plan and to manage the load on production lines (process cells)
The APS system helps the planner to maintain the proper synchronization between orders commitment date and production plans.
Advance Production Scheduling (APS) System is an Industrial IT solution for controlling a full spectrum of production planning tasks in the process manufacturing industries.
With APS, your planners can build production plans that optimize machine capacity and minimize inventory, while ensuring on-time delivery to the customers.
APS system is seamlessly integrated with BME’s MPS and MRP systems.
APS system helps the production planner to –
BatchMaster-APS is a add-on to BatchMaster Enterprise, consists of following modules.
1. Production Scheduling Module.
a. Planning Horizon.
b. User Defined Tasks.
c. Production Scheduling.
2. Sales Scheduling Module.
a. Sales Scheduling.
The Planning Horizon screen enables defining the parameters for scheduling.
The User Defined Task screen enables defining tasks that needs be performed apart from the routine-production job.
You may schedule your production batches through this screen. Its electronic dashboard:
User defined Task
The APS Sales Scheduling enables scheduling Sales Orders to maintain a balance between Demand and Supply.
After integration with APS, a demand supply info button gets automatically installed on BME Sales order screen. This button allows user to see current demand and supply information so as to promise exact delivery dates to customer.
BME-Sales Order Screen
Demand-Supply Info. Screen
BatchMaster’s APS Module is a powerful planning and scheduling option for production floors of any size.
It allows revisions and modifications in schedule with click and drags of mouse; enabling you to manipulate job priorities by department, chart out the schedule for weeks or months in advance and run "what-if" scenarios before adopting the final schedule.