High Frequency and Agility: Order Processing
Production planning is the main task of every company when it comes to handling increasingly complex order processing. The optimized collection and processing of real-time data for optimized planning and control up to the strategic corporate level therefore drives the development of high-frequency, agile planning.
Order Processing – A Key Focus
The Production Planning unit deals with the efficient design of order processing in manufacturing companies, for example in the context of systematic IT selection and the optimization of logistics planning processes. Based on the Aachen PPS reference model (see figure), the unit develops innovative and practice-oriented approaches, concepts and methods for the analysis and redesign of tomorrow’s order processing processes. The reference model offers meaningful theoretical support for operational practice in so far as it provides a scientifically sound, accurate understandable representation of operational connectedness and integration via production planning and control. Here, the synchronization of requirements from the different business areas of the involved companies is of primary importance, in particular when operationalizing existing and new data from logistic planning processes and their IT support. Even in the age of digital connectedness, production planning is understood as a central component of a manufacturing company’s structure, which is why the division is concerned with the different ‘reference perspectives’ of the Aachen PPS model and defines these as a foundation or starting point for all developments in the context of Industrie 4.0.