What is APS software?

By Jason Meyers

Manufacturers of all sizes use advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software to optimize the production planning process.

APS software simplifies manufacturing operations management by allocating raw materials and production capacity to fulfill demand in the fastest, most efficient way possible.

The benefits of APS software

Manufacturers with an APS system in place experience tangible benefits from using it:

  • Increase resource allocation and tool utilization
  • Bottleneck detection
  • Rescheduling to meet production changes
  • WIP reduction
  • Raw material inventory reduction

In the end, all of this results in improvements in productivity and customer service.

Watch this webinar clip for a brief explainer and simple example:

Video: What is APS software?

A real-time scheduling system is a key element to achieve best-in-class results, higher process flexibility, precise on-time delivery, inventory reduction, and an efficient production process.

Watch the entire on-demand webinar and learn more about APS software, how auto suppliers use it, and find out how it compares to other solutions.

Planning is more complex than you realize. Try this interactive planning and scheduling game!

This is the second in a series of weekly blog posts about APS software and the automotive industry.

Read last week’s blog to learn more: Auto Suppliers should be using Advanced Planning and Scheduling Software. Here’s why

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