Keyword: Production development

11 June 2021

Towards an environment of systems – how does an APS system complement an ERP system?

11.06.2021 | Pinja Blog | Production development

How many still remember when ERP systems came to Finnish companies in the 1990s? It was a revolutionary idea that all aspects of a business could be combined into one tool. ERP systems are to be thanked for the many...

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21 April 2021

What is a usable production planning system like?

21.04.2021 | Pinja Blog | Production development

Many software solutions are hailed as easy to use and user-friendly, but what does usability mean in practice? And what does that mean in the case of a production planning system?

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30 March 2021

Improving production efficiency with a What If analysis is a collaboration between the system and the planner

30.03.2021 | Pinja Blog | Production development

The What If analysis and What If scenario are alternative plans in the manufacturing industry that compare the effect of one or more variables on the production as a whole. Proactive planning makes it easier to...

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16 February 2021

Why is production planning more efficient with APS than ERP or Excel?

16.02.2021 | Pinja Blog | Production development

One of the key future focuses of digitalization will be on production planning, as in the manufacturing industry, the business significance of flexible and agile production is increasing continuously. Product complexity...

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21 January 2021

Efficient production planning minimizes losses (and promotes environmental responsibility)

21.01.2021 | Pinja Blog | Industrial innovation, Production development

In the manufacturing industry, waste is created when demand and supply fail to match at a given time. One cause may be that a company manufactures too many products due to failed planning.

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08 January 2021

Winter reading from Pinja – the most popular topics of 2020

08.01.2021 | Pinja Blog | Pinja Career, Industrial innovation, Production development, Circular economy and natural resources

While waiting a moment for Pinja’s new expert blogs, guides and webinars of the current year, we wanted to compile a few materials for you on last year’s most popular topics. We wish you rewarding reading moments!

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14 December 2020

What are the basic components of good production planning?

14.12.2020 | Pinja Blog | Industrial innovation, Production development

Production planning plans and controls the materials and capacities of a company in such a way that production can meet customers’ needs efficiently and with high quality. With effective planning, it is possible to...

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25 November 2020

Targeting manufacturing lead time reduction?

25.11.2020 | Pinja Blog | Industrial innovation, Production development, Industrial digitalization

Reducing manufacturing lead time improves business profitability, competitiveness and customer satisfaction. Lead time reduction also advances agility at work and enables quicker responses to changes in the operating...

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23 November 2020

The APS system pays for itself - financially and humanly

23.11.2020 | Pinja Blog | Industrial innovation, Production development, Industrial digitalization

When calculating the payback period of any acquisition, one basically needs to know two things. First, how much does the acquisition cost in money and through staff’s working hours. Secondly, how does the renewal bring...

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26 October 2020

When to move beyond excel in production planning?

26.10.2020 | Pinja Blog | Production development

In my work as Director R&D of IPES at Pinja, I get to see a wide range of production planning solutions in customer organisations. The arrangements made in these organisations live over time, as changes take place in...

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