ERP >ERP is the core component of modern manufacturing systems. Read More
MES >MES extends the traditional network to the shop floor. Read More
APS >Advanced Planning & Scheduling is the next evolution of MRP. Read More
PLM >Product Lifecycle Management helps merge engineering and ERP Read More
APS is an integral part of lean manufacturing initiatives:
- Since APS evaluates all resources simultaneously and can create multiple what-if scenarios in a single run it is an ideal platform for finite scheduling and theory of constraints.
- Using APS plant managers can even simulate changes in layouts to improve efficiencies through cellular manufacturing.
- APS creates a leveled workload and eases overburden and waste, critical components in TPS (Toyota Production System)
- Capacity planning and production simulations in APS help achieve Just-in-Time goals
The ConnectingBlox consulting team has experience with APS independently and as part of lean manufacturing systems such as TOC and TPS.