Planning and Scheduling for Customer Service
Slack in the supply chain and within manufacturing plants
has been slashed during the last ten years. Stock, lead-times,
capacities have been ruthlessly reduced to the point where
it seems the only legitimate targets are zero or 100%. Competing
and making money in the manufacture, distribution and sales
of goods in what is now a world-wide economy has never been
more difficult. Yet money is still being made and the fit
are surviving and prospering.
Old-style planning and scheduling systems have failed to keep
up with the pace of this business reality. To optimize and
synchronize supply-chains and production webs, businesses
are turning to a new breed of planning and scheduling, ADVANCED
PLANNING and SCHEDULING.
Many use the APS acronym, but what is it, what should it be,
what is so advanced about it?
This one day management workshop from experts in the APS field,
sets out the objectives, realities, requirements and methodologies
The objective reality of business
today: Goals, targets, obstacles, and competition.
The requirements of an APS methodology
Ground rules to be implemented by
Methods for implementing the rules.
Planning and scheduling methods.
Optimization algorithms. Local versus
global. How global can we get?
Advanced Planning and Scheduling
Pitfalls to avoid. Let the buyer
When APS fails
What success delivers
Who should attend:
Supply Chain Managers
Financial Managers, Controllers and
Product and Brand Managers
Customer Service Managers