All the benefits of Advanced Planning and Scheduling software

APS, or Advanced Planning and Scheduling software, are used by an increasing number of manufacturing companies since they allow the Production Planning department to make a leap forward, both technologically and in capacity, like no other tool.

Production planning and scheduling software, especially if it uses simulation logic and finite capacity reasoning, gives the planner full visibility into the supply chain and control of individual manufacturing processes. Let’s find out what a manufacturing company is able to achieve thanks to APS software.


APS: one tool, many benefits

The advantages obtained by our customers are numerous and have very important implications. The benefits most appreciated by our customers range from the capabilities they obtain thanks to the Advanced Planning and Scheduling tool to tangible and measurable improvements. Some departments benefit from particular benefits and gains but in general the company that adopts such a solution can enjoy:

  • Obtaining the forecast capacity
  • Advanced simulations that take into account constraints
  • Improved communication between departments
  • Reduction of warehouses
  • Supply Chain Visibility
  • Factory process control
  • More time for people


The benefits of APS for the Operations department

The Operations department enjoys specific and direct benefits, as the APS software is used to organize and plan the activities of that department. The client companies have found numerous benefits and below are the ones that almost every company finds within the year:

  • Reduction of low-value assets
  • Removal of missing items
  • Saturation of resources (machinery)
  • Lead Time Reduction
  • Reduction of set-up times
  • Reduction of machine downtime
  • What-if simulations in real time
  • Identification of critical issues in a preventive manner


The benefits that APS brings to the IT department

The Information Systems department also talks about the advantages, convenience and usefulness brought by the adoption of APS software. If in some cases the IT department is wary, one year after the implementation of CyberPlan, many manufacturing companies have reported benefits for the IT department, such as:

  • Centralization of data in ERP
  • Elimination of the proliferation of Excel and Project spreadsheets
  • Maximize ERP investment
  • Minimal need for maintenance
  • Stable and secure integration
  • Maximum safety certificates


The benefits obtained by management, thanks to the APS

It may not be the first thing you think about, but company management also benefits from the adoption of planning software. In fact, the positive consequences of adopting APS software affect the company’s Supply Chain and therefore the central process of a manufacturing company. Let’s see what the main benefits reported by the executives of the client companies are:

  • Increased service level
  • Increased production efficiency
  • Increased flexibility
  • Inventory turn over increase
  • Reduction of warehouses
  • Production aligned with business objectives
  • Return on costs within the year


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