Internationally Recognized Manufacturer of Films and Labels
Selects PlanetTogether Advanced Planning and Scheduling
SAN DIEGO, CA, June 28, 2012 – PlanetTogether, the leading independent provider of planning and scheduling software, announces a new business relationship with an internationally recognized manufacturer of films and labels. After a rigorous evaluation process, this industry leading manufacturer selected PlanetTogether’s specialized multi-plant Galaxy Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) system to connect, standardize, and improve operations across its two plants in North America.
The complexity of operations across the two plants called for a powerful production scheduling platform. Before making the switch to Galaxy APS, the manufacturer had used a combination of legacy systems and spreadsheets to schedule their materials, tooling, labor, and jobs. Due to the company’s extensive growth plans for fiscal year 2012 and beyond, they needed to upgrade to a system that could reduce work-in-progress inventory and production lead time as well as improve the delivery performance of their increasing volume of intricate orders.
After careful consideration of several APS systems as well as their own enterprise resource planning (ERP) extension, they decided PlanetTogether was the best fit. The user community also preferred its ease of use, simultaneous “what if” analysis, and real-time key performance indicator (KPI) measurement. Furthermore, PlanetTogether seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, the manufacturing company’s ERP system.
“PlanetTogether’s Galaxy APS solution provides us with the platform to reach our manufacturing objectives. Reduced lead times, proper inventory placement and real-time KPI indicators are all important to us and Galaxy APS gives us that capability.” Director, Customer Service.
Both parties are excited to move forward with the new business relationship. The manufacturer begins integration of PlanetTogether to its system of record; the process will require roughly forty days.
PlanetTogether serves the production scheduling requirements of leading multi-plant manufacturers in a wide range of vertical markets from electrical equipment and machinery to food and beverage processing and primary metals. PlanetTogether’s software integrates to a variety of ERP systems including Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle, and is a key component in productivity initiatives for such customers as Ancestry.com, Diedrich Coffee, Silicon Valley Microelectronics and Sumitomo.
PlanetTogether connects multi-plant operations with real-time visibility and collaboration to maximize throughput and on-time delivery. Customers report improved delivery performance, boosts in profit, reductions in inventory and labor costs, and a six-month return on investment. Users easily reschedule production orders, quickly solve bottlenecks, analyze what-if situations, and eliminate the need for manual data input or burdensome spreadsheets. PlanetTogether is a privately owned company based in San Diego, CA, with offices in Half Moon Bay, CA, Cambridge, MA and Philadelphia, PA.
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