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For Industry 4.0 to have its full impact, Advanced Production Planning and Scheduling (APS) must be a MES native capability. Meeting the demands of a high-mix, constantly changing automated and digitized Industry 4.0 environment, MES is the single application that can fully embody APS. With it, you gain speed, accuracy and the execution necessary to optimize plant performance.
A good scheduling will be integrated with both business and production systems, to provide the ability to quickly respond to changes in demand, and employ the necessary iterations in operations for accurate execution.