Trends in APS

Rules of Job Sequencing in Production

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1/13/21 12:00 AM

One of the ultimate goals in manufacturing is to ensure that all customer demands are produced on time for the lowest cost possible. As most resources in a production facility have limited capacity, it is common to have multiple jobs in the...

Optimize, Advanced Planning and Scheduling, operations planning, production scheduling

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Capitalizing on the Amazon Effect with Concurrent Planning and Scheduling

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10/28/20 10:30 AM

The 'Amazon Effect' is a term often used to describe the success and influence that the retail company has had on the changing customer expectations and retail practices. Customers are now expecting fast and accurate delivery dates that have been...

Advanced Planning and Scheduling, PlanetTogether, materials planning, Demand planning, operations planning, production scheduling, operations scheduling, strategic goals

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Lock & Anchor to Improve Production Schedule Stability

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9/28/20 10:30 AM

When scheduling operations in manufacturing, there comes a point where it is preferable to avoid making last minute disruptions to the schedule unless there is a problem such as a machine breaking down or a need to rush a crucial order. Having...

Factory Scheduling, planner, operations planning, production scheduling, stability

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