MAGAZINE №6 (71) December 2015


CATEGORY   Corporate logistics industrial companies  Modern concepts and technologies in logistics and supply chain management Planning the supply chain Information Technology in Logistics and SCM 


The paper examines the characteristics of Advanced Planning and Scheduling systems (APS systems). The various definitions of APS systems are analyzed. It is pointed out that the analysis of the experience of these systems implementation leads to the conclusion about a number of deficiencies that do not allow them to solve specific range of tasks in a demanding planning environment. The key characteristics of demanding planning environments are systematized. Their presence limits the possibility of successful implementation of the standard APS systems. These characteristics include the technological processes uniqueness; high complexity and scope; limited ability to describe and low predictability; high volatility and change sensitivity. The key features that allow to classify the new generation of APS systems are formalized. The definition for APS systems of new generation is proposed. The comparative analysis of the several generations planning systems (MRP II, APS I, APS II) is provided. Finally, examples of implementations of the new generation APS systems at Trinicke Zelezarny, Czech Republic; Timken Steel, USA; VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation, Russia are provided.


MAGAZINE №4 (69) August 2015


CATEGORY Controlling Corporate logistics industrial companies Supply Chain Management 


Practical aspects of reorganization of management system of a company based on SCOR model is provided in the article. Experience of Russian metallurgical company – pipe producer is used an example. The development program of the company is analyzed. It is highlighted that there is a need for organization of effective management system which is in accordance with contemporary conditions.

The key stages of improvement with description of achieved results are analyzed including: development of strategic card of goals based on balanced scorecards principles; modelling of key business processes and their optimization according to strategic goals including definition of efficiency merits and comparison analysis with world leaders; reforming of organizational structure including personnel trainings, motivation system preparation based on KPIs; information system implementation. 

As part of the development of the target process model consolidating business processes necessary to ensure compliance with the basic operations are defined. It is highlighted that each process has a definition based on the elements of the upgraded model of Zachman Enterprise Architecture Building. 

It was noted that the introduction at pipe producer modern software modules of planning and scheduling (Advanced Planning and Scheduling - APS) allowed moving to the construction of multi-level supply chain management processes, providing a unique competitive advantage of the company.

In conclusion, there are the results achieved in the whole pipe company, recommendations for the implementation of improvements. 



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