Asprova Blog

Industry 4.0 and Production Planning

Posted by Keiji Fujii on August 5th, 2021

The German government has been promoting Industry 4.0 for several years now, with the goal of comprehensive...

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Optimization through Stepwise Planning

Posted by Keiji Fujii on April 16th, 2021

Every factory has different challenges in terms of production scheduling and supply chain planning because their...

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Visualization of Production Planning

Posted by Keiji Fujii on February 11th, 2021

The saying "A picture is worth a thousand words" is based on scientific findings, because:

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Is Kanban the Right Control System for Your Type of Production?

Posted by Keiji Fujii on December 3rd, 2020

Many factories use Kanban as a Lean tool for process control. Toyota’s Taiichi Ohno originally conceived of Kanban...

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How Can You Reduce Your Production Lead Time?

Posted by Keiji Fujii on November 18th, 2020

Production lead time and inventory levels behave in direct proportion to one another. Although it is difficult to...

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Go to Gemba and Ask 5 Times Why

Posted by Keiji Fujii on November 2nd, 2020

Today there is a lot of talk about AI and Industry 4.0. However, many world reknown companies are still creating...

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The fastest Lean APS / SCP gets even faster!

Posted by Keiji Fujii on October 14th, 2020

Asprova version 16.1 was released featuring an even greater improvement in calculation time.

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Incorrect MRP calculations can cause both high inventory and frequent missing parts

Posted by Keiji Fujii on September 24th, 2020

Missing parts continue to be one of the most common disruptions in production – regardless of industry. However, at...

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Sequence Planning and Synchronous Processes

Posted by Keiji Fujii on September 8th, 2020

The quality of a factory’s Supply Chain and production planning is a meaningful indicator of its overall efficiency...

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Seamless “Operative” Supply Chain Planning for the Entire Value Added Chain

Posted by Keiji Fujii on August 7th, 2020

A supply chain is an interorganizational, multi-enterprise network including such diverse processes as sales, order...

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There is no middle way in Supply-Chain- and Production Planning

Posted by Keiji Fujii on May 27th, 2020

Why are some production companies still doing their planning manually – with the help of Excel?  The answer is lies...

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Predictive Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

Posted by Joshua Fujii on April 23rd, 2020

Regular key performance indicators show the work that has been done in the past. This measurement of performance of...

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Simulation - Finding the Optimum in Production Scheduling

Posted by Joshua Fujii on March 13th, 2020

The state of the market is in constant flux. Big changes are currently occurring in the automotive industry, where...

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The Orchestrated End-to-End Supply Chain Management - SCM

Posted by Joshua Fujii on January 23rd, 2020

Supply chains are becoming more and more complex due to high-mix, low-volume production. However, most planning is...

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Success Stories from Deployment of an APS Software: A Practical Example

Posted by Keiji Fujii on December 17th, 2019

Most suppliers of planning software offer a fragmented approach of systems that consist of functionally independent...

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