What’s new in Opcenter APS 18.6

By Alessandro Cereseto

Share important manufacturing documents at work order level across the MOM portfolio

We are excited to announce that the latest version of Opcenter APS 18.6 has been released!

Opcenter™ APS software is a family of production planning and scheduling products that improve the synchronization of your manufacturing processes. This gives you greater visibility and control, which enables you to increase resource utilization and on-time delivery while reducing inventory levels and waste. Opcenter APS 18.6, which is part of the Xcelerator™ portfolio, the comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software and services from Siemens Digital Industries Software, is a highly customizable capacity planning and scheduling package.

Xcelerator Share

Xcelerator Share is a cloud-based collaboration service for software subscriptions, which provides secure cloud storage for synchronizing data across the Xcelerator portfolio. Xcelerator Share integration enables APS users to share important manufacturing documents at work order level across the manufacturing operations management (MOM) portfolio. This includes:

  • Customer communications
  • Work instructions
  • Defect images
  • Production reports
  • Computer-aided design (CAD) files Xcelerator Share provides additional instant information to support a production scheduler

Benefits of Opcenter APS 18.6:

  • Share important manufacturing documents at work order level across the MOM portfolio
  • Generate schedules or repairs without reopening Opcenter APS and performing the routine
  • Run import and export routines via an unattended console
  • Build complex filters across different data tables
  • Use refreshed reports

Already using Opcenter APS? See what’s new in version 18.6.

Want to learn more? Opcenter APS products can be used for long-term strategic planning covering months and years, medium-term tactical planning with a few weeks planning horizon and for detailed sequencing and scheduling. Opcenter APS can be installed out of the box, and can be customized and configured where necessary. It can be used standalone to manage planning and scheduling, and is also designed for integration with other software such as ERP, MES, Data collection, Forecasting, Demand Planning and OEE applications. Find out more about Opcenter APS.

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