What’s new in Opcenter APS 2204

By Alessandro Cereseto

Increase resource utilization and on-time delivery

We are excited to announce that the latest version of Opcenter APS 2204 has been released!

Opcenter™ APS software, which is part of the Xcelerator portfolio, the comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software and services from Siemens Digital Industries Software, is a family of production planning and scheduling products that can help you improve the synchronization of your manufacturing processes.

This gives you greater visibility and control, enabling you to increase resource utilization and on-time delivery while reducing inventory levels and waste. Opcenter APS is a highly customizable capacity planning and scheduling package. You can use Opcenter APS to create a harmonized offering and move to a year and month-based version numbering. Therefore, version number 2204 follows version number 18.6.

Some features from this release:

  • Customize the material explorer screen
  • Trace chart interaction
  • Leverage reporting compatibility
  • Use network license management
  • Integrate MOM portfolio
Trace chart interaction

Benefits of Opcenter APS 2204:

  • Increase resource utilization and on-time delivery
  • Use Opcenter APS 2204 for greater visibility and control
  • Reduce inventory levels and waste
  • Visualize scheduling through XaaS with Opcenter APS Anywhere – Viewer
  • Create custom reports and easily define workorders

Already using Opcenter APS? See what’s new in version 2204.

Supply chain management planning – challenges and opportunities

Supply chain disruptions are incredibly stressful for manufacturers. Without visibility into all levels of the supply chain, production planning can be difficult and disjointed. There are so many complexities and dependencies that need to be balanced. That is where supply chain management planning becomes crucial, and an advanced planning and scheduling (APS) solution can help manufacturers stay in control.

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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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