Our network events on advanced planning systems (APS) were held at Croy Castle in the Netherlands on 17 April and at Lindner Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium on 19 April. The 50 participants went home having learned how to use planning tools optimally in their organization. The benefits an organization can reap from successful implementation of these powerful planning tools are many. All this became apparent during these one-day network events.
Failproof APS not just for beginners
Implementation of an APS isn’t always easy. There are business and IT challenges which must be addressed. EyeOn has an APS compass to guide you through business and IT dilemmas that occur during process design and implementation. This compass also helps you organize and improve results during and after the go-live.
When choosing the right tools for your planning processes, these 8 key points require attention:
- Understand your supply chain
- Clear hand over
- Plan for maximum flexibility
- Don’t overestimate
- Manage volatility
- Feasible planning
- Enable right behavior
- Optimal team
At the event in the Netherlands an inspiration market was held in which participants could listen to three short presentations on insights in forecasting, multi-echelon inventory optimization, and supply chain optimization using apps.
During the days several APS user requirements and implementation cases were shared with the audience to capture the best practices and learnings. At the end of the day, there was a short session on the capabilities of people in order to successfully implement the APS-tool. The event concluded with an informal networking reception where drinks and snacks were served.
Check out our event calendar for more inspiring events!