Forecast Pro is proven off-the-shelf software used by organizations around the globe for creating statistically-based accurate forecasts that can be readily integrated into broader planning systems and seamlessly integrates with Preactor’s Advanced Planning & Scheduling modules!
Take a break and read all about it
Implementing an Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) system would be easy if you could just import data from your ERP system and use it to create a schedule. But unfortunately, that is rarely the case.
Traditionally the economies of scale have made it difficult or even impossible for smaller companies to break into industries that have been dominated by large monolithic organizations. But fundamental shifts in the market are wreaking havoc and leveling the playing field.
How APS is Helping Lean to Handle Volatility and get more Visibility
How time buckets limit ERP’s ability to do resource planning
Despite the fact that many Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) systems fail miserably, manufacturers are starting to understand that this exciting technology is starting to deliver phenomenal results. It appears that those who successfully implement APS go on to reap exceptional rewards and dominate their competition.
At LSI, we use the APS Pyramid to help clients understand how they are using APS compared to what others are doing. This is very useful for companies who have achieved some success but are ready to go to the next level.
CompliantPro™ QMS Software is a tool that insures a company’s quality assurance requirements are documented in a single, integrated system breaking down silos of information managed as point solutions. CompliantPro allows an organization to manage their compliance and regulatory requirements beyond just document control.
Many experts now understand that ERP systems do not have the functionality required to create a valid finite capacity schedule. But many of these experts have glossed over the severe limitations of the planning module that converts customer demand into the projected consumption of plant capacity.
I would imagine that many readers of this article have been through the acquisition and implementation of one or more ERP systems. ERP vendors will confidently assert that their system will do anything and everything except maybe, make the coffee.