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Specialist APS system required to improve capacity management
Preactor International, the worlds leading specialist planning and scheduling Software Company, announces a major business win with Adada & Kabbani, a leading Saudi Arabian specialist modular furniture manufacturer.
Part of the SAR 3 billion turnover IKK Group which consists of 15 specialised companies in the field of construction, manufacturing and servicing, Adada & Kabbani itself has a 2009 turnover of SAR 70 million and has built an important position within the Saudi Arabian and International markets. The company sees its investment in Preactors production planning and scheduling technology as a vital part of this strategy as General Manager and co-founder Yahya Adada explains.
Our biggest challenge is capacity planning and our own ERP system cannot deal with the capacity planning complexities of our business processes. What we required was a dedicated standalone solution that had been developed specifically to manage the complex planning and scheduling challenges that manufacturers like ourselves require.
He continues, Preactor perfectly fulfils our requirements and has a long reputation of providing specialist solutions that can integrate in a complementary fashion with existing ERP systems. We see Preactor as a means to get the best from our ERP system and from the business as a whole.
The implementation is currently underway and being handled primarily by Preactor India. P J Yogesh, General Manager of Preactor India comments on the business win.
"Adada & Kabbani are typical of many manufacturers that face not just serious planning and scheduling challenges but the wider business decision about what to do with their existing ERP system." He continues, Most ERP systems cannot provide the level of control and flexibility required, even those with built-in planning modules. Preactor not only provides the planning and scheduling capabilities required but because of its proven ability to seamlessly integrate with ERP, it can actually extend the usable life of ERP system in question saving a huge amount of time, money and disruption.
The project is due to go-live and start delivering immediate benefits in May 2010.
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 3000 small, medium and large multinational companies located in 67 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, 3,000 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.