Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) Software

7/29/21 12:00 AM

Here at PlanetTogether, we provide an Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software to multi-plant manufacturers. Our ultimate goal is to help our clients improve their efficiency to make the planet more productive, one factory at a time. 

 

advanced planning and scheduling software with planettogether

 

What is Advanced Planning and Scheduling?

For manufacturing companies both big and small, planning and scheduling isn’t always easy. There are products to be made, items to be shipped, inventories to be accounted for, people to be paid, and employees to be scheduled. Things can get complicated very quickly.

In addition, traditional MRP systems plan materials and capacity separately, don’t adjust for capacity or material constraints, and don’t create detailed work sequences that take setup time into account. This leads to the creation of infeasible and inefficient plans.

advanced planning and scheduling software with planettogether

That’s where we come in. We take planning and scheduling to the next level using algorithms developed by the world-renowned scheduling theorists, Dr. William Maxwell and Dr. Richard Conway of Cornell University. PlanetTogether APS will allow you to concurrently plan and schedule your production to increase your company’s productivity and profitability. 

 

What can an APS System do for me?

Simplify Planning and Scheduling

One of the biggest benefits of PlanetTogether is cutting the stress and time required to schedule with traditional methods. With an APS software, Excel spreadsheets are near obsolete and technology is your friend.

Standardize Planning and Scheduling Across all Plants

If your company is operating out of multiple plants or manufacturing locations, it can be challenging to coordinate material movement and standardizing processes across locations. With the installation of an APS system like PlanetTogether, your planning and scheduling efforts are all managed on the same platform. This means fewer mistakes and greater efficiency.

 

We now have a consistent tool for our planning and scheduling that is used by most of the departments, from supervisors, production planners, purchasing, it staff, and management.

BRUCE HAYS, DIRECTOR OF MANUFACTURING, J&J SYNTHES

Plan and Schedule Concurrently

PlanetTogether will simultaneously plan and schedule your production based on available materials, labor, machine capacity, and sequence-dependent setup requirements.

Increase Output While Reducing Labor and Inventory Costs

Business is all about doing this the most efficient way possible with the least expense. When using an APS system to keep track of and organize the work, your employees can spend more time getting things done at the right time which means a cut in your labor and inventory costs. In addition, the automated scheduling features will allow your schedulers to spend less time manually scheduling resources.

 

The shift to PlanetTogether is saving us about 15 percent in inventory overhead and about 20 percent in overtime labor expenses.

BRUCE HAYS, DIRECTOR OF MANUFACTURING, J&J SYNTHES

Improve Customer Service

Having good customer service leads to happy customers which leads to more money and growth. When using an APS system like PlanetTogether, your company will spend less time focusing on planning and scheduling and shift its focus on those who matter most. 

Slash Lead Times

Better planning means a stronger game. PlanetTogether can quickly create an optimized schedule that will allow you to reduce production times. In addition, the schedules created will accurately represent your production facility so that you can be assured that you are giving accurate quotes to your customers. 

 

Life will be easier for any manufacturer who chooses PlanetTogether; it’s an efficient scheduler, plain and simple.

JAIME OZUNA, PRODUCTION SCHEDULER, ATLANTIC COFFEE

 

Advanced Planning and Scheduling Software

Advanced Planning and Scheduling Softwares have become a must for modern-day manufacturing operations as customer demand for increased product assortment, fast delivery, and downward cost pressures become prevalent. These systems help planners save time while providing greater agility in updating ever-changing priorities, production schedules, and inventory plans. APS Systems can be quickly integrated with an ERP/MRP software to fill the gaps where these systems lack planning and scheduling flexibility, accuracy, and efficiency.

With PlanetTogether APS you can:

  • Create optimized schedules that balance production efficiency and delivery performance
  • Maximize throughput on bottleneck resources to increase revenue
  • Synchronize supply with demand to reduce inventories
  • Provide company-wide visibility to resource capacity
  • Enable scenario data-driven decision making

The implementation of an Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) Software will take your manufacturing operations to the next level of production efficiency by taking advantage of the operational data you already possess in your ERP system. APS is a step in the right direction of efficiency and lean manufacturing production enhancement. Try out a free trial or demo!


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Topics: Advanced Planning and Scheduling, PlanetTogether, Implementation, APS, APS, enterprise resource planning, software, ERP System, APS benefits

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