CORAL Seminar: Linea Kjellsdotter, Chalmers University of Technology

Info about event


Monday 25 February 2013,  at 14:00 - 15:00


Fuglesangs Allé 4, Building 2628(M), Room 323.


Marcel Turkensteen

Speaker: Linea Kjellsdotter, Chalmers University of Technology.

Title: "Use of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) systems to support manufacturing planning and control processes."

An Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) system is defined as any computer program that uses advanced mathematical algorithms or logic to perform optimization and/or simulation on finite capacity scheduling, sourcing, capacity planning, resource planning, forecasting, demand planning and others. Relative the massive interest, both from academia and industry in the subject area of manufacturing planning and control, there has not been much written about APS systems in practice. For academia, this means a lost opportunity of understanding benefits and problems of implementing and using advanced planning and scheduling approaches. For practitioners, the many failed implementations should make it important to understand what could be expected when implementing an APS system and what is required to effectively use it. During the presentation the use of APS systems as a support in manufacturing planning and control processes will be discussed. Focus will be given to consequences of using APS system and the variables influencing the consequences. The discussion is based on 4 case studies (containing 9 companies) and one survey study.