10x ROI with Software + Thoughtware
Implementing APS reduces customer loss (due to broken delivery promises), increases current customer loyalty, and improves operational and financial performance across your entire business. Investing in our Thoughtware EdgeSM consulting and implementing APS software will maximize
the potential benefits of this tool, returning your investment tenfold.
“According to a report by the Mckinsey Global Institute, U.S. Manufacturers could boost their overall value by 20% — up to $530 billion — by 2025. However, Mckinsey cautions that the industry as a whole (including SMMS) must take advantage of newly available technologies and processes to achieve those numbers.”
National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Dept. of Commerce
Implementation of APS software will not make changes to the methods or techniques of your operation, nor require new training or new personnel. We work with what you already have in place. We reorganize your methods for the optimized use of your personnel, machinery, and technical processes.
Instead of reinventing the wheels on your business, we update and tune-up your business’s engine. In effect, the wheels you have turn more quickly and move in four-wheel-drive mode so you can adjust to bumps in the road, unforeseen terrain changes, and unanticipated changes in direction, upstream or downstream. The supply chain industry calls these events “variability”; we call them a pain--and we suspect you do too, in more colorful language.
When learning about your business, we listen to all participants in your production processes, from the shop floor to the C-suite—whether you have one plant or a dozen across the globe. Our goal: connect your disparate processes to help you achieve true interoperability. The result is collaboration at all levels typically achieved with a common operational mindset and language combined with high-performing software.
Unlike the previous systems, APS simultaneously plans and schedules
production based on available materials, labor and plant capacity. APS is commonly applied where one or more of the following conditions are present:
- Make-to-Order (MTO), Assemble-to-Order (ATO), Make-to-Stock (MTS) or
Engineer-to-Order (ETO) manufacturing
- Capital-intensive production processes, where plant capacity is constrained
- Products ‘competing’ for plant capacity: where many different products are
- Products requiring a large number of components or manufacturing tasks
- Frequent schedule changes which cannot be predicted