Opcenter (Preactor) Planning & Scheduling Software for Manufacturing & Industry

Opcenter (formerly Preactor) Advanced Planning and Scheduling software is flexible enough to be used in a wide range of industries to optimize production, enabling the Planner to make better decisions and react quickly to changes. Opcenter APS can be standalone or integrated with a wide range of ERP/MES systems.

Preactor is used by Aerospace & Defense companies who make parts and assemblies as well as the final aircraft, typically categorized by small batch sizes but very complex routing and material requirements.
Preactor is used right across the Automotive and Transportation sector from parts suppliers to OEM final assembly of the finished product.
Preactor is used throughout the Chemicals, Oil and Gas supply chain including the manufacture of equipment for the exploration and extraction process, transport logistics, and the production of final end products.
Preactor is widely used in the Electrical Equipment and Electronics sector. It ranges from mass production of PCBs through to small batch simple and complex assemblies.
Food & Beverage
The Food & Beverage Industry faces unique demands. Preactor is very commonly used in the food sector for a wide range of applications from long term strategic planning, medium term tactical planning and detailed scheduling.
Preactor is used by companies in the Glass, Ceramics and other materials sectors, from quarried aggregates to magnetic tapes.
In the Machinery and Equipment industries, Preactor can generate a schedule based on deep bills of material whereby parts, sub-assemblies and final assemblies are often generated to order.
Preactor is used widely in the metal processing and fabrication sectors from foundries to continuous casting of billets, from wire making to forging.
Preactor is used widely in the Packaging sector for contract packaging and printing to boxes, cartons and healthcare product packaging.
Preactor is used widely in the Pulp and Paper sectors. Printers can have various capabilities in terms of colours and alternative routes for orders to take.
Preactor is used by many companies in the Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences and Cosmetics sectors both during development of new products and in planning and scheduling production.
Preactor is used in Precision Engineering, manufacturing complex tools with multiple parts, where a large portion of the overall manufacture is assembly.
In the Rubber & Plastics industries, Preactor optimizes sequence of batches onto machines based on resin type, colour and other attributes by reducing changeover time.
Preactor is used by many companies in the Textiles sector, from manufacturers of apparel and shoes to automotive fabrics.
Preactor is used by companies in the Transportation, Logistics and Services sectors, from shipping and distribution centers to passenger management.
Preactor has been implemented widely in the furniture and wood processing sectors for both straightforward and complex processes of assembly.

Easily Integrated

No matter your ERP, Preactor APS easily integrates with its built in API.

Opcenter (Preactor) Advanced Planning
• What to make • When to make it • How much to make • Where to make it • Required materials & resources
Opcenter (Preactor) Advanced Scheduling
• How best to make it • Sequencing • Synchronization • Priorities, constraints, & conflicts • Monitor execution & change
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