The ability to act quickly and optimize operations based on changing supply chain conditions is essential in today’s fast-paced production environment.
The more complex your production, in terms of materials, lead times, routings, manpower and tooling, etc., the less likely it is that ERP or an Excel solution can cope.
Using Excel or any other ERP add-on is a compromise. You gain greater flexibility than ERP alone, but you end up investing a lot of time and effort to make things work.
These types of solutions lack the planning rules, visibility and data integration needed.
With an Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) solution you can create new production plans in minutes and view the impact of changes in real time. You increase control over your entire value chain.