Production Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS)
A specialized module which provides an automatic optimization of the orders production scheduling, taking as input the production quantities needed and the sales delivery schedule. Additional information such as the BOMs of the finished products, the definition of in-process products and the constraints in resources, namely the machinery stations, the people and the shifts involved and the availability of materials, are used to provide an optimum solution. To achieve this, advanced genetic algorithms have been intergrated. The results can be shown in Gantt charts, or typical calendars. It is developed mainly for production solutions, but can be used for every problem where a scheduling of production of products or services is needed, with known resource constraints in materials and time.