CASE STUDY: C. E. Schneckenflügel increases sales 100% by accelerating customer delivery time 


Leading industrial screw blade manufacturer deploys Siemens Opcenter™ Advanced Planning and Scheduling with partner A+B Solutions 

C. E. Schneckenflügel, Germany’s leading screw blade manufacturer, is leveraging Siemens Opcenter Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) to improve production efficiency, cutting customer delivery time by 50%. A+B Solutions, a Siemens solution partner, implemented Opcenter APS for detailed production planning, allowing C. E. Schneckenflügel to schedule production processes well in advance. 

C. E. Schneckenflügel has been investing in digitalization to establish the company’s competitiveness for the future. As a next step in their digital transformation journey, they needed to accelerate their delivery of exact screw flights by implementing an electronic production control system. They chose Opcenter APS, part of the Xcelerator portfolio, the comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software and services from Siemens Digital Industries Software. 

With more efficient planning and scheduling, C. E. Schneckenflügel has been able to reduce daily planning time by two hours, and has gained a better overview of production. With their improvements in customer delivery time, they have increased sales by 100%. 

C. E. Schneckenflügel used A+B Solutions’ integration of Opcenter APS with their ERP, infra:NET. A+B Solutions had created the integration with a previous manufacturer, and C. E. Schneckenflügel was confident in the great experience shown in the market.  

“When I discovered Opcenter APS from A+B Solutions, I was immediately electrified,” said Rolf Eiting, Managing Director C.E. Schneckenflügel. “We were impressed by the graphical user interface.” Eiting said their previous experience with another APS solution was poorly adopted due to the user interface, and this option would overcome that barrier. 

Read the full case study to learn how C.E. Schneckenflügel partnered with A+B Solutions to digitalize their planning and scheduling, and accelerate their delivery times. Understand the details of their implementation approach, and how their experience can be applied to your manufacturing operations. 


Use Opcenter Scheduling to plan production processes well in advance

Read the C. E. Schneckenflügel Case Study

“If we promise a delivery date, it must be met. We achieve this goal with Opcenter APS and the detailed production planning from A+B Solutions.”

Rolf Eiting, Managing Director C.E. Schneckenflügel GmbH

Read the full study here.

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/opcenter/case-study-c-e-schneckenflugel-increases-sales-100-by-accelerating-customer-delivery-time/