ORITAMES is an AI-Powered Real-Time Advanced Planning and Scheduling System. ORITAMES has a Flexible and Extensible Model which allows Easy and Cost Effective Implementation and Integration. ORITAMES solves hard planning and scheduling challenges that legacy APS systems are unable to cover.
ORITAMES has specialized AI for industry Sales & Operations Plan (S&OP) optimization, Supply Chain optimization and Capacity & Stock optimization. ORITAMES supports many sectors such as Metal, Plastic, Glass, Pharma, Parts, Tools, Electronic, Food, Construction and Mining.
Why ORITAMES ?
If you want to improve performance, improve efficiency and reduce costs, ORITAMES is for you. If you want to migrate from messy spreadsheets, or are stuck with hard to implement complex programs, ORITAMES is for you.
ORITAMES APS Scheduler is a powerful Advanced Planning and Scheduling System including a versatile scheduling optimizer. ORITAMES is easy to implement and use and can handle large and complex problems in areas such as multiple projects planning, manufacturing, event organization, routing, maintenance, staff assignment, software development, ...
ORITAMES is innovative, using the most recent advances in the science of operations research to tackle challenging real-life domain-specific cases and generic problems.
Which APS is for me?
When selecting an APS system for implementation you need to pay attention to several factors that influence the time, efforts, costs and, of course, the benefits that you get from such implementation. The 4 main factors are: data quality and availability, IT systems in place, type and complexity of production and maturity of the organization.
Data quality and availability are important. An APS system needs to have an accurate and up-to- date vision of what is going on in the enterprise to avoid the "garbage in, garbage out" problem. You need to model your projects or orders, your workflows and your resources. You also have to track the status of the activities and resources to create correct timely schedules. The nice thing is that you do not need to have perfect and complete data at the very start. Often you already have more or less complete data and more or less accurate data. But further collection, sanitation and validation will be part of the APS implementation roadmap.
In the same way, having an ERP and/or MES system before you start implementing APS could be nice to have ... but it is not an absolute must. If data is already available in the ERP or MES system, and integration and data extraction can easily be automated, then that's an advantage. But the alternative to model the data in the APS itself during the implementation project is also feasible.
Type and complexity of production is a key issue. Many APS systems are case-specific and cannot handle large and complex data sets. Or their schedules are very poor and useless because the scheduling problem they try to solve is too complex for them. This is the main reason why the choice of APS is so important as not all APS systems are equal. In most cases flexibility, scalability and genericity should be a major requirement. The other major requirement is the ability of the APS to produce optimized results and handle realistic complex data sets. APS systems having advanced heuristics and/or artificial intelligence methods are the only way to achieve large benefits.
Finally, one should always take care of the maturity of an organization. Implementing an APS is a long time-consuming effort. There is no silver bullet, and even with easy GUIs, not everything will be "easy": you need to manage change and you need skilled people to implement and use your APS. But the APS implementation process is also the best way to improve efficiency and competitiveness!
Easy to Implement
ORITAMES is an open system that stores input and output data in easy to understand XML formats. It can also load raw data in usual OR formats. ORITAMES uses a friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI) for case modeling, scheduling optimization, results analysis and interactive reporting. Typical reports include project schedule tables and lists, Gantt charts, resource schedules, resource utilization charts, ... ORITAMES provides a callable API for easy third party integration and automation.
ORITAMES can be used as a standalone application or it can be integrated with other IT tools such as ERP, APS or MES. It is easy to deploy, to extend and to integrate.
ORITAMES is based on the high performance UBABU software application building blocks from MangoGem. It is 100% written in Java and C++ and platform-agnostic. ORITAMES runs on MS Windows, Mac OS X and a variety of UNIX and Linux platforms.