What’s new in SIMATIC IT Preactor APS 2016

By Alessandro Cereseto

Are you ready for a system to support your planning and scheduling efforts? Check out SIMATIC IT Preactor APS 2016, a family of production planning and scheduling software products that improve the synchronization of your manufacturing processes, giving you greater visibility and control to increase utilization and on-time delivery, while reducing inventory levels and waste. SIMATIC IT Preactor APS 2016 is a highly customizable capacity planning and scheduling package.

Featuring improved integration, reporting and visualization
Some of the key benefits achieved with SIMATIC IT Preactor APS 2016 include:

• Better forward visibility of production
• Improved utilization and efficiency
• Reduction of inventory and work-in-progress (WIP)
• Easier impact analysis and change management
• Better customer service

Configuration enhancements
SIMATIC IT Preactor APS 2016 offers a number of functional enhancements targeted at the SIMATIC IT Preactor AS Standard and SIMATIC IT Preactor AS Professional user, including:

• The capability to model overall resource efficiency
• The inclusion of priorities in the trace chart window and the weighting rule
• The extension of material control functionality in SIMATIC IT Preactor AS Professional to allow linking to many operations with the same operation number and different names

Companies around the globe, ranging from small and medium-sized businesses to large corporations, employ SIMATIC IT Preactor APS as part of their global supply chain solution. Find out more about the SIMATIC IT Preactor APS solution. Download the brochure.

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