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Oracle APS Makes Its Debut
Oracle Corporation officially released its Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) applications recently amid the usual fanfare. Long in coming, APS still has

aps algorithmen  APS Makes Its Debut Oracle APS Makes Its Debut S. McVey - May 1st, 2000 Event Summary Oracle Corporation officially released its Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) applications recently with typical fanfare. The new addition to Oracle's e-business suite, Oracle Applications Release 11i, targets companies with extended supply chains that wish to collaborate with business partners via online trading marketplaces. The four modules, Oracle Demand Planning, Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning, Oracl Read More
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Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with the fact that the ability to sense demand and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch

aps algorithmen  provide the fastest service. APS as Manufacturing Enterprise Glue? At long last, these days APS is finally being recognized for what it is – a key enabler for many manufacturing companies in becoming more agile, responsive, and efficient in dealing with variations in demand.  According to Preactor, there are still some lingering myths about APS , but some vindication has been coming to these long maligned solutions. Many of us might remember the late 1990’s when APS was hyped as a tool that would be Read More
Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series started with a discussion of the fact that the ability to sense demand and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than

aps algorithmen  a coming-of-age environment for APS systems, whose first generation of products a decade ago has had their share of mixed results. The final part of this series will analyze how APS, as a manufacturing glue of sorts, relates to ERP, lean manufacturing, and MES. Is there a  value proposition  for integrating all these disparate systems?  How Do APS and ERP Relate to Each Other? An APS solution’s ability to interoperate with ERP, MES, and other enterprise applications to connect the back-office with Read More
Oracle to Offer APS Package for Small Companies

aps algorithmen  to Offer APS Package for Small Companies Oracle to Offer APS Package for Small Companies S. McVey - September 27th, 1999 Event Summary Seeking new avenues for growth, $8.8 billion Oracle Corporation will extend its reach into the small enterprise market. The suite includes Oracle's new APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) package announced near the end of June, which includes Demand Planning, Supply Chain Planning, Global Available to Promise, and Manufacturing Scheduling. Details of the small ente Read More
Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 1
Especially in today’s globally competitive and recessionary environment it is imperative that companies further eliminate waste, become leaner, and become

aps algorithmen  these experts, ERP and APS systems force companies to make runners in  economic order quantities (EOQs) , and hence, the companies should not use them. Instead, these companies would be better served by implementing the abovementioned VPC concepts based on pull systems such as kanbans, combined with the company’s ability to make every part every interval (EPEI) in cyclical schedules (period batch control). The next part of this series will analyze whether the lean concepts are the answer for every Read More
Frontstep Ups The .NET Ante
While Frontstep has been tenaciously delivering a broad umbrella of products all under the

aps algorithmen  such as an embedded APS engine into materials requirement planning (MRP), which enables order-by-order planning process rather than traditionally BOM-based MRP planning process, and much stronger inter-suite integration, user interface improvements (e.g., all screens are workflow enabled, browser enabled forms, filter' restricted access on a field level, etc.) alleviating thereby some functional shortcomings of the past. Extended ERP Products Smaller manufacturers and distributors have traditionally been Read More
Lean and World Class Manufacturing and the Information Technology Dilemma-The Loss of Corporate Consciousness
Companies relying on manual implementation and support for lean and world class methodologies risk losing corporate consciousness. Avoid the pitfalls of lost

aps algorithmen  and relevance of ERP APS is weakened or severed entirely. To add to the dilemma, the detailed granular information needed to do many of the tasks for lean-out processes may not be supported by legacy IT applications. Consider a process where fifteen components are assembled today at a work station by one person. As processes are leaned-out and rationalized, it may be discovered that many products should be built on a cell or line that has more people and a mix of equipment to assemble a large variety of Read More
Leading Solution Provider to Steel Manufacturers Gets Acquired-Why?
When one company acquires another, who benefits? It seems PSI’s recent acquisition of AIS will benefit both—as well as their clients and the steel industry as a

aps algorithmen  to include the state-of-the-art APS optimization capability. As the company evolved in 2004, AIS branched off, first from MCE AG and then from VAI to become a more independent provider of MES and SCM IT solutions. AIS was taken over by Riverside in 2006, with the aim of better positioning itself financially in the steel industry market space. In August 2009, PSI acquired AIS to further its offerings in the steel industry. The AIS Product SteelPlanner is the name of the main AIS product. SteelPlanner Read More
TEC Research Shows Manufacturers Still Biggest ERP Shoppers
Since the 2008 economic crisis hit, many firms have been forced to cut back in order to keep their businesses afloat. Enterprise software spending is one area

aps algorithmen  advanced planning and scheduling (APS), and sales and order management—speak to manufacturers’ needs to accommodate a broader spectrum of activities, such as managing larger and more sophisticated orders and supporting multiple facilities for inventory planning and costing. Figure 2. Top 10 ERP Functional Priorities Requested by Manufacturing Firms (as a percentage of all projects), October 2011–March 2012 (Click to expand) ERP software vendors have responded by developing systems that deliver the Read More
i2 Technologies Lives Life In The Fast Lane
i2 Technologies is the largest and fastest growing vendor of supply chain management software with $751 million in revenue over the last twelve months and a 105

aps algorithmen  revenues from selling superior APS modules to clients frustrated by the lack of depth found in ERP systems. Even today, the best-of-breed SCM vendors on the whole have better APS functionality but the gap is shrinking. In the longer term (3-5 years), i2 will decisively overcome ERP vendors that fail to adapt their enterprise-centric solutions to serve the needs of future trading partner networks. Recognition i2's dramatic growth has won attention from leading magazines and the broader IT community, a Read More
Key SCM Features to Look For (And Major Players to Look Out For)
Many CFOs, CTOs, supply chain managers, and logistics managers struggle to decide which supply chain management (SCM) software is best-suited to their

aps algorithmen  stranding, or cabling). AXIOM APS has modules for finite capacity scheduling, capable-to-promise, and what-if analysis. This module can sit alongside an existing ERP system. See http://vs.technologyevaluation.com/software/368-17782/ERP-for-Mill-based-and-Material-Converting-Environments/Consona-AXIOM.html . RedPrairie RedPrairie provides rich supply chain solutions for supply chain execution, store management, logistics, and warehouse management. RedPrairie’s main goal is to provide customers with Read More
When Small Business Packages Have Enterprise Appeal
As an APS-based business management system, NetSuite can effectively serve the needs of small medium businesses. Its integrated application uses three distinct

aps algorithmen  access dashboards that present snapshots of information that is of interest to them specifically. Other features include expense reporting, time entry, and purchase requests, which are all routed through the flow to appropriate personnel. E-commerce NetSuite's eCommerce is a very powerful set of applications that allow even small companies to open their doors to the world through a web store. While many products support e-commerce, in most instances only the selling function is supported. The creation of Read More
Epicor Software Corp.: How Far From Being 'One-Stop' Shop?
Epicor Software has been striving to complete its evolution from a vendor of financial accounting software to a provider of holistic business performance

aps algorithmen  advanced planning and scheduling (APS), and business intelligence components with its core ERP solutions. This promotes it as one of the first vendors overall and possibly the only mid-market vendor with ability to natively embrace customer and supplier activities tied to a core transactional back-office system. In addition to the above-mentioned product enhancements, Epicor has long developed strong back-office and discrete ETO manufacturing functionality, with recent initiatives to deliver Read More
Can Lilly Software Get More VISUAL?
Lilly Software’s financial success and double-digit revenue growth during the recent years have been attributable to its strong offerings and efficient

aps algorithmen  Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS), Quality Management, E-business, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and, the advanced Warehouse Management System (WMS) capabilities. VISUAL DCMS RF-enabled WMS application within the VISUAL suite, impressed Cerqa with its advanced functionality to track costs and manage inventory from point-of-receipt through storage and shipping. There are quite a few WMS players in today's marketplace, but not many with robust warehouse capabilities found in VISUAL DCMS. Read More

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