What is APS Optimization
An APS system is the tool to achieve the improvement of those KPIs. It is a system that creates realistic and optimised operational plans and resource schedules that optimise the KPIs: it tells everyone what to do and when to do it in an optimal way..
An APS is not a simulator, a data collection system or a replacement for an ERP. It’s rather a complementary tool that goes beyond the simulation by proposing better scenarios, a tool that uses the data for decision support and the perfect booster to any ERP to make it smarter.
What an APS really replaces are messy spreadsheets, simplistic planning boards that do not scale ... and the chaos of badly managed plans and schedules. Basically, it’s a giant puzzle solver to be used when manual planning is beyond the capacity of a human being.