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Leading Advanced Planning and Scheduling system enhances existing strengths of leading Manufacturing Execution System and provides winning APS + MES combination
Preactor International, the worlds leading specialist planning and scheduling Software Company, has announced that it has received certification by leading MES provider Wonderware. This recognises the fundamental need for manufacturers to be able to link their complex shop floor activities with the detailed, agile production planning and scheduling requirements necessary for success in todays business environment.
Preactor will provide the Finite Capacity Scheduling module for the Wonderware Operations system, formerly known as Factelligence, adding to Wonderware users ability to power intelligent plant decisions in real time. Specialists from Preactor and Wonderware worked closely together to ensure a seamless integration between Wonderware Operations and the Preactor 400 APS system using Wonderwares supply chain connector technology. Both Preactor and Wonderware specialise in the provision of incremental, low-risk approaches that allow their respective systems to be implemented, where required, in steps and to be scaled up when required.
The cumulative benefits of integrating MES and APS were long been highlighted by the Aberdeen Group, the leading provider of fact-based research focused on the global technology-driven value chain. Research based on a survey covering companies in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific in the Automotive, Aerospace, Industrial Equipment, Metals, Food, Beverages, Hi-Tech and Pharmaceutical sectors to measure real world achievable benefits from lean manufacturing found that the 20% best implementers of lean used lean scheduling tightly integrated with MES and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) technology.
Mike Novels, CEO of Preactor International commented on the news. Wonderware is used in over one third of the worlds plants and facilities and many of these sites can make further efficiency gains by integrating their plant floor and production planning capabilities. Preactor has a long history of its systems being used in an enabling capacity with Wonderware solutions in many different industries. This is a logical extension of providing the proven benefits of 2 leaders in their fields to manufacturers the world over.
About Preactor International.
Preactor International is a world leader in production planning and scheduling software used by a wide range of businesses. Frequently integrated with ERP, MES and Supply Chain Management solutions, Preactors breakthrough technology is used by more than 2,300 small, medium and large multinational companies located in 65 countries.
Preactor has established partnerships with more than 400 companies located around the world to provide local expertise to support the implementation of the solution for each company. These 1000+ accredited professionals offer a key resource working closely with users to ensure each companys unique requirements are met.
The current trends in manufacturing are towards lowering inventory levels to reduce costs yet still be able to respond to shorter lead times to satisfy customer demand. Preactor offers a family of applications ranging from mid and long term capacity planning to detailed scheduling and is translated into 30 languages.
Preactor runs on industry standard hardware, operating systems and databases. Preactor International has long been a Microsoft Gold Partner and certifies its products for use on Microsoft platforms and databases. It uses the latest technology to develop its applications and typically offers at least one major release each year.
With 15 years of expertise in production planning and scheduling technology, 2,300 companies as users, more than 10,000 licenses installed and an extensive partner network offering local expertise and support, Preactor International offers global companies with a proven solution and the global resources for the execution of multinational projects.
Wonderware is the leading supplier of industrial automation and information software solutions. Wonderware is legendary for providing software that's easy to use and for providing exceptional integration benefits.
Because Wonderware software transforms data into vital plant information, Wonderware powers intelligent plant decisions in real time. Over one-third of the world's plants and facilities run Wonderware software solutions. Wonderware has over 500,000 active software licenses in approximately 125,000 plants and facilities worldwide, which is 36% of the world's 350,000 plants and facilities with 20 or more employees.