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.
Jul 19, 2012 Comments (0)
Broner Metals Solutions, specialist provider of integrated MES, supply chain and scheduling solutions for the metals industries, has been selected by ArcelorMittal Galati for a Phase 2 project to implement existing scheduling and MES solutions to their second Plate Mill.
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Special computerised route planning software for the Olympics is helping Bidvest Logistics coordinate deliveries to London restaurants during the Olympic and Paralympic games. The software from Paragon Software Systems allows Bidvest to identify all of its Quick Service Restaurant customers affected by the Olympic Route Network (ORN) quickly and accurately, enabling it to switch from daytime to evening deliveries where necessary.
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With the number of consignments constantly increasing (currently 1,250+ a week) and new stores regularly being added to the portfolio (currently more than 60), Hoogvliet has a significant planning challenge on its hands.
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Maple Lake launches new 'out-of-the box' merchandise planning solution for faster IT implementations for retailers
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Maple Lake, the retail software vendor that helps plan best-selling ranges for the likes of the Arcadia Group, Ted Baker, ASoS, adidas Group and Levi Strauss, has just released an 'out-of-the-box', pre-configured version of its QuickAssortment merchandise planning solution.
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Ortec is once again gearing up to showcase its latest product developments at this year's international SITL trade fair in Paris, France.
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Infor has announced that Graham-White Manufacturing Company has implemented Infor10 Corporate Performance Management (PM10) to achieve improved budgeting and reporting through accurate, detailed planning and faster company-wide budget submissions and approvals.
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To continue to provide the best service to its customers in the current market conditions logistics service provider Van den Anker has decided to work with Ortec.
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To continue to provide the best service to its customers in the current market conditions logistics service provider Van den Anker has decided to work with Ortec. Van den Anker will replace its current planning solution with Ortec's advanced scheduling and routing solution.
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JDA Software Group, Inc., has announced that South African retail chain Woolworths has selected a number of JDA solutions in the fourth quarter of 2011.