Many theories and commercial software solutions for Advanced Planning and Scheduling, known as APS, have appeared over the years. Ultimately, scheduling systems strive to answer the question of “When should this task be scheduled, and what resources should accomplish the work?” This paper examines the available methods for quickly creating production plans and schedules for manufacturers to meet their business objectives.
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Among the most popular software planning technologies is Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS). This is a type of software solution that sets out to ensure production capacity and the materials required for manufacture are optimally sourced and allocated to satisfy demand. Other related tools include Finite Capacity Scheduling. This approach sets out to understanding how much production capacity is possible within a specified timeframe. The aim is to manage workflow at an even and efficient pace throughout the production process. Finite scheduling tools differ from infinite capacity scheduling tools in that the latter are in the main more simple and unable to account for system issues/constraints that happen in real time.
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the leading retailer with $466 billion in 2012 sales and Ortec, provider of innovative logistics optimisation software, will share their story and results in a webinar on 27 March, 2013, 15.00 GMT.
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