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APS systems for automotive suppliers to achieve a better production planning process


APS systems for automotive suppliers to achieve a better production planning process

Auto suppliers are facing production planning process challenges

The automotive industry is moving faster than ever.

This on-demand webinar discusses how suppliers are falling behind as they experience reduced profit margins, rising customer delivery expectations, and accelerating new product production.

In the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges, smart companies are asking questions like:

  • Can my organization sustain a technological transformation?
  • How can I predict and plan my design and production effectively?
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  • How can I stay ahead of incoming stricter regulations?
  • How am I going to pay for all this?

What is APS software?

Advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software helps to optimize the production planning process for manufacturers of every size.

The APS software coordinates the allocation of raw materials and production capacity to fulfill demand in the fastest, most efficient way possible while simplifying manufacturing operations management.

This on-demand webinar demonstrates how APS software works and outlines the benefits to users, including:

  • Resource allocation and tool utilization
  • Bottleneck detection
  • Rescheduling to meet production changes

How do auto suppliers use APS software?

Machining shops, testing environments, parts manufacturers, and other auto suppliers use APS software for different reasons, but this solution provides an immediate return on the investment.

Watch this on-demand webinar and discover some of the benefits like:

  • Find and remove process bottlenecks
  • Reduced lead times
  • Faster adjustment to order changes
  • Optimized maintenance and downtime scheduling
  • Improved visibility of material consumption

Regardless of the reason, auto suppliers of any size have something to gain from implementing an APS system to solve complex problems

APS software vs. other solutions

In the absence of APS software, many manufacturers have found varying degrees of success with other operation management systems, manufacturing operations management tools, and other pieces of software not specifically designed for advanced planning and scheduling.

Spreadsheets and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are the two most common solutions, and this on-demand webinar looks at these solutions and how they compare to a complete APS system.

Topics discussed include:

  • Scenario analysis, including seasoning, trends, and campaigns
  • Resource management and prediction capability
  • Workforce and machinery capacity utilization

Auto suppliers who use APS software experience immediate return on their investment with improved interdepartmental communication, shortened production cycles, reduced inventories, improved productivity, and more.

How good are you at scheduling? Play the game!

Try this interactive game and find out how good you are at scheduling bicycle production at a factory.

Evaluate your planning skills and discover just out difficult it is to manually manage a high volume of data in a manufacturing environment.

Find out how Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software can assist you in optimizing the schedule at your production facility.

Play the game!