Advanced Planning and Scheduling Software for Manufacturing Companies

Scheduling your shop floor should not be a complicated affair involving long production meetings every morning spent shuffling spreadsheets, only to have a new incoming order send you back to square one. With DELMIAWorks (formerly IQMS)’ robust APS Software, start attaining an optimal schedule that minimizes downtime, optimizes resource utilization, and ensures all the resources you need to deliver a product are in place when you need them. Schedule in seconds for a single facility or your entire organization.

As a core component of DELMIAWorks's Manufacturing Software System, the Advanced Planning and Scheduling module takes into account every aspect of your business, including identifying plant capacity and generating a detailed production schedule from an organization level, down to a plant level and even down to the specific manufacturing work cell to meet delivery goals. The APS software engine accurately and efficiently manages all resources necessary to meet manufacturing demand, while maintaining lean inventory levels and eliminating bottlenecks. This high performance production planning engine runs in minutes instead of hours to include complete material, capacity and labor requirements for items manufactured internally, through third party vendors, as well as sub-assemblies.

Graphical View of Your Entire Manufacturing Schedule

Global visual scheduling provides a graphical view of your entire manufacturing production schedule to quickly identify the best start time, and the best machine usage, as well as identifying the availability of other necessary constraints such as tools and sub-assemblies.

Drag and drop functionality allows unscheduled work orders to be added and updated to the work center schedule quickly and easily.

Color coding throughout the scheduling and capacity features help you quickly identify jobs and resources that are on time, late, or nearing the "late" status.

DELMIAWorks' Robust APS software offers:

  • Level load scheduling with Heijunka and Kanban tools.
  • Ability to schedule an entire work order, including sub-assemblies and secondary operations, as well as outsourced/purchased parts.
  • Drill-down to specific capacity and material requirements to ensure all material/parts to complete the schedule.
  • Advanced auto-finite scheduling option takes the guesswork out of meeting deadlines by arranging work requirements by delivery date, most efficient work center, and more.
  • Exceptions lists to quickly identify materials and tools associated with a work order that will be unavailable or need to be expedited to meet the desired schedule.
  • "Runs the Best" quickly identify materials and tools associated with a work order that will be unavailable or need to be expedited to meet the desired schedule.
  • Automatic loading of the manufacturing schedule - work orders based on priority and "runs the best" machine information.
  • Flexible safety lead time - specify the number of days prior to the must start date the system should schedule the production run can be defined per customer.
  • Automatic Schedule Adjustments - account for unplanned events such as: changing customer requirements, machine downtime, slow machine performance, unavailable raw materials or pertinent adjustments from other modules within DELMIAWorks ERP system.
  • User-defined "time fences" protect the current schedule against repositioning.
  • Drill-down to specific capacity and material requirements to ensure all material/parts needed to complete the schedule.
  • Infinite scheduling - flexible work center scheduling, dispatch list prioritization, and operator scheduling.
  • Rough Cut Capacity Tools - compare work center daily and weekly required hours to available hours to ensure optimal performance.
  • Labor capacity planning - determine future demand for labor resources as compared to the standard.
  • Schedule Preventative Maintenance - maintenance work orders ensure accurate, planned downtime schedules.

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