Many best-of-breed advanced planning and scheduling (APS) vendors have come and gone since the late 90s, when APS was hyped as a tool that would be a key enabler for manufacturing companies. But one vendor that has distinguished itself is Preactor, a world leader in production planning and scheduling software. Learn more in this in-depth report, which includes a Q&A with Preactor founder and CEO Mike Novels.
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of material requirements planning (MRP), and see APS as an ally of lean. My colleague, Graham Hackwell, has given many presentations on the subject. We also have end-user case studies that show how they have used Preactor as an essential part of their Lean initiative. TEC : Please describe your install base (number of customers) and any generic profile (i.e., size, geographic region, industry, average number of users, etc.). In other words, what would be the sweet spot customer? MN : We have more than