Production planning (APS)

APS: Advanced production planning and scheduling

Simatic IT Preactor it is a family of products for advanced production planning and scheduling. With more than 5,000 applications sold worldwide , Simatic IT Preactor is a leading solution by its automation. Simatic IT Preactor has enormous flexibility and configurability. This makes adaptation to variety of business needs easier. All products are available in over 20 languages (including Polish). DSR S.A. is a partner of Siemens Simatic IT Preactor and authorized supplier and implementation partner.

Product features of Simatic IT Preactor

  • Accurate modelling of the limitations of manufacturing processes of enterprises.
  • Supplementing existing enterprise software with the possibility of integration due to its open architecture.
  • Delivering planners an easy-to-use tool that supports decision making process and conducting the “what if?” analysis. 

Increasingly  customers expect faster deadlines and precise determination of delivery dates, thereby requiring the following documented benefits derived by users of Simatic IT Preactor:

  • 15-20 % increase productivity,
  • 40-50 % reduction of the raw materials,
  • 40-50% reduction of work in progress,
  • 50-90% improve the timeliness of deliveries

those benefits allowed production companies to meet market requirements, while achieving  a rapid return on investment in a matter of weeks, not years.

The Simatic IT Preactor gives planners a tool to support decision-making  process  helping them to provide quick and correct answers while performing  “what if?” analysis in case of an unexpected event (e.g. failure, delayed delivery of materials or arrival of new materials, urgent orders), the planner can immediately see the impact of such events on the other orders and test solution to the problems before making the actual decision.

Description of solution

Modern ERP software is a key tool in any manufacturing industry. Adding the Simatic IT Preactor system can help the ERP system gain much greater benefits without interfering with its original features. ERP system typically do not have data necessary to model the system at the sufficient level of detail to manage the processes in the production hall. They are based on long term plans that does not provide management details of daily production. It may appear that Simatic IT Preactor system doubles-up some functions of the ERP system, but in fact it provides complementary functions. The ERP system is good for costing, inventory control and control of operations in key business processes. Simatic It Preactor, on the other hand, works in reaching to production hall in order to manage individual orders or resources in real time. With its use it is possible to generate realistic production schedules while taking into account all potential or current limitations in the production area. This system is able to increase efficiently throughout, reduce work in progress and inventories of raw materials.

Many companies selling ERP systems, instead of developing their own systems, provide Simatic IT Preactor as the best  APS solution (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) in class , rather than creating their own system. These companies sell Simatic IT Preactor because it has been operating on the market for many years and it is installed  in a large number of companies, which is a good indicator of product’s ability to meet the needs of diverse end users.

Simatic IT Preactor product is a complete solution used for Advanced Planning and Scheduling.

Each version of the product is fully compatible with previous versions, allowing our customers to install a basic version and with the development of the company upgrade to higher version. This way our customers only pay for what you need.This way our customers only pay for what they need.

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DSR has extensive experience of additional systems integration with QAD Applications (MFG/PRO) and can offer products and service including:

  • Preactor APS (Advance Planning and Scheduling) with full interface to work with different version of QAD system ,
  • Business consulting provided by long term QAD system consultants and business practitioners,
  • Data collection system in the production area and warehouses management based on Eagle’s ADC (Automated Data Collection) system RF Express for QAD,
  • MES system (Manufacturing Execution System) to control the implementation of production,
  • QAD system implementation based on predefined industry processes, shortening time and costs of implementation,
  • Product Lifecycle Management,
  • Service management of QAD application (AMS),
  • First line support of QAD (extension of standard QAD service).

They trusted us

DSR team has implemented several hundred projects of IT systems implementation in Polish and international manufacturing companies.