The link between the use of advanced planning and scheduling (APS) modules and factory context

Jesper Kristensen, Jesper Normann Asmussen, Brian Vejrum Wæhrens

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Abstract

Through a study of four embedded action research cases within a global OEM, it is investigated how the frequency of use and contribution of an Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) module are affected by factory context. The performance contribution of the APS module is found to be high at factories characterized by low planning maturity, but lower for factories with medium
planning maturity. For low planning maturity, the APS module is used for improving the configuration of the manufacturing system, whereas high planning maturity is required to capture performance benefits from optimization and scenario planning. Further, it is found that planning complexity at the factory increases both the frequency of use and the contribution of using APS modules. On the basis of the findings, three propositions are formulated on the link between factory context and the use of APS module.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM)
Number of pages5
PublisherIEEE
Publication date11 Dec 2017
Pages1-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-0948-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2017
Event2017 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management - Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 10 Dec 201713 Dec 2017
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Conference

Conference2017 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
LocationSingapore
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period10/12/201713/12/2017
Internet address
SeriesIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM)
ISSN2157-362X

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