What’s new in Opcenter APS 2404

By Alessandro Cereseto

Extending labor modeling to support changes across capacity periods

We are excited to announce that the new version of Opcenter APS 2404 has been released!

Opcenter™ software is part of the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, the comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software, hardware and services. Opcenter APS is a family of production planning and scheduling products that help you synchronize your manufacturing processes.

This gives you greater visibility and control 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.

New and improved scheduling reports
Opcenter Scheduling comes with a set of reports to allow you to benefit from the improvements to the inbuilt report viewer. These reports support multiselect parameters, allowing them to be more intuitive and support multiple key performance indicator (KPI) queries.

Each report has been updated to align with Siemens Digital Industries Software’s branding guidelines to give a more concise look and feel across the application.

Some features from this release:

  • Ability to constrain capacity by suspending operations
  • MOM portfolio integration compatibility

Benefits of Opcenter APS 2404:

  • Extend labor modeling to support changes across capacity periods
  • Use intuitive out-of-the box scheduling reports
  • Rapidly deploy scheduling for use in a laboratory environment

Already using Opcenter APS? See what’s new in version 2404.

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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