ATS Supports a North America Based Retail Chain to Integrate SIMATIC IT Preactor Advanced Planning and Scheduling

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Purpose

  • Insight into the real capacity of the factory
  • Consolidation of applications and data sources
  • Insight into impact of last-minute orders
  • Possibility to respond rapidly to changes
  • Ability to project seasonal sales demands
Purpose

Project Scope

  • Project sales demands incorporating forecasts imported directly into Preactor
  • Simplify the production planning and scheduling process
  • Enabling the planner to do ‘what-if’ scenarios,
  • Integration with SIMATIC IT MES to send work orders to the shop floor
Project scope

Solution Approach

  • SIMATIC IT Preactor Advanced Planning and Scheduling to provide the necessary insight in production scheduling
  • Tight integration with both ERP and MES to leverage the existing information in the company
  • Powerful APS algorithms to create multiple planning scenario’s applicable to each situation
Solution Approach

The Results

  • Achieved paper-less production process
  • Seamless planning and scheduling between APS and MES
  • Enabled granular lot traceability
  • Complete inventory management of raw materials and finished goods
Results

Systems, Tools & Services Expertise

  • SIMATIC IT Preactor Advanced Planning & Scheduling software
Tools

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