For Industry 4.0 to have its full impact, advanced production planning and scheduling (APS) must be native to the manufacturing execution system (MES). Why? To optimize outcomes for the high-mix, constantly changing, automated Industry 4.0 environment.
Only when APS is built into the MES can companies rely on it being fast, accurate and efficient enough to do that. This is the pragmatic approach to plan and schedule activities in the plants in an optimal way.
This White Paper is focusing on the following aspects: