This post is part 2 of a 2 part series on the value of expertise when implementing Advanced Planning and Scheduling.
Today, SMEs find themselves in an increasingly demanding market, which requires continuous improvement of their processes and makes decision-making activities even more complicated. To remain competitive in this environment, companies need reliable information systems and advanced decision-making tools. Therefore, companies are investing in the introduction of decision support systems (DSS). Advanced planning systems (APS) are a specialized type of DSS aimed at operational management and -excellence.
Information systems are divided into analytical and transactional methods. Transactional systems manage the flow of information in the supply chain, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, while analytical systems, such as APS, perform calculations that enable supply chain performance to be analyzed using mathematical models and measures that guide decision-making.
Our APS software includes models and methods to support decision making. APS software can support decisions of different planning hierarchies. They are used at more operational levels, such as planning and inventory control and tactical planning levels, such as in Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), or even at the strategic level in supply chain definition. Depending on the use, the pattern problems are more or less structured, making the system flexible and adaptable to multiple environments and branches.
Such is the power of our expertise for your advanced scheduling and planning. Extend your ERP system now for better decision making and optimized planning.
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