Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) System

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CIOP online sessions are conducted in a well-organized manner. The online sessions are conducted on Saturdays, between 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM (Indian Standard Time). There will be two breaks during the session. First break at 8:00 PM for 15 minutes and the second break at 9:00 PM for 10 minutes. The participants will join the program through the link sent to them well in advance and they get reminder notifications. First reminder a day before the session and the second reminder one-hour before the session. The participants will be able to see the presentation and the writings of the faculty at the same time. The faculty delivers the program through a smart board and the participants will be able to access both the presentation used by the faculty and his notes at the ends of the session through Fhyzics’ Learning Management System (LMS).


Advanced planning and scheduling focus on reducing the lead time in production and improving quality through improved scheduling and order processing. Advanced planning and scheduling help to improve quality of manufacturing by optimizing production and supply chain management. The main aim is to minimize lagging time, improve customer satisfaction and minimize wastage. It also enables better decision making regarding inventory availability and demand, facilitates better distribution of goods and promotes better productivity. APS also offers manufacturers an economical way of maintaining a smooth supply chain by conserving overheads and eliminating waste.

Advanced planning and scheduling system is a robust tool for accomplishing long-term strategic objectives. APS has the ability to forecast demand, establish production schedules, set up and change production process parameters, monitor materials and labor required, integrate various factors such as material costs and energy requirements, provide for a smooth and consistent flow of products throughout the enterprise, and facilitate the efficient use of existing and future manufacturing capacity. A flexible production schedule is crucial for increasing profitability, and it requires detailed analysis and modification according to changing market conditions and the type of merchandise to be produced. APS can also reduce cycle times and increase manufacturing productivity through improved planning, efficient use of available production resources, reduction of lead times and increased operational efficiencies. Advanced planning also enables manufacturers to improve customer satisfaction and provides a competitive advantage by increasing customer value-added services and support.

APS can significantly enhance the quality of the products and services offered by a company and reduce the cost and risk associated with the company's production and business processes. With reduced cycle times, increased efficiency, and increased reliability, companies stand to gain a number of advantages from the use of advanced planning and scheduling software. For instance, reduced lead times can enable higher levels of production, leading to increased sales and profits. In addition, increased profitability can result from a reduction in the cost of operations through greater levels of efficiency at the workplace and increased capacity utilization through better planning and control of the resources.

Certified Inventory Optimization Professional 

CIOP is an end-to-end supply chain certification that contains 30 modules such as Introduction to Supply Chain Management, All About Inventory, Production Planning System, Strategic Business Planning, Sales & Operations Planning, Master Scheduling, Material Requirements Planning, Demand Management, Capacity Management, Forecasting, Production Activity Control, Procurement, Order Quantities, Independent Demand Ordering Systems, Warehouse Management, Transportation Management, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Introduction to Quality, Introduction to Packaging, Introduction to Process, Lean, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, Theory of Constraints, Supply Chain Technologies, Supply Chain Techniques, Industry 4.0, International Standards and Supply Chain Risk, Safety and Security. 

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