The collaboration adds new capabilities to the AVEVA Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, has announced a strategic partnership with PlanetTogether, the leading Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) platform provider. The partnership aims to bring scheduling optimization capabilities to manufacturers looking to deliver digital transformation and sustainable solutions across their industrial operations.
The collaboration adds new capabilities to the AVEVA Manufacturing Execution System (MES) in terms of visual planning and scheduling, multi-plant production planning and production schedule optimisation.
The offering leverages the strengths of both companies. PlanetTogether resolves production and operational constraints and its integration with AVEVA MES will enable supply chain planners to execute realistic sales and operations planning based on actual plant capacity and material availability. This results in full visibility to progress against plan for on-time delivery at the lowest cost.
Jim Cerra, Co-founder and CEO of PlanetTogether, said: “Our partnership with AVEVA enables us to broaden our reach to new players across the industrial ecosystem. We chose to work with them because they stood head and shoulders above the industry in terms of delivering transformative digital technology to enhance customer digital collaboration in order to drive higher operational efficiency, quality, and agility to maintain a competitive edge in today’s dynamic markets.”
Harpreet Gulati, Senior Vice-President, Planning & Operations Business Unit at AVEVA, said:
“The landscape for manufacturers has changed irrevocably over the last few years. Driven by the need for enterprise agility, sustainability and value chain optimisation, manufacturers are integrating their manufacturing operations into their supply chain systems, not least in response to the impact of COVID-19.
“Our partnership also speaks to our joint commitment to sustainability. Together, PlanetTogether and AVEVA enable customers to add sustainability drivers, such as energy use or greenhouse gas (GHG) to the optimisation rules of the production schedule, resulting in less waste, and more responsible use of resources for production”, continues Gulati.
PlanetTogether’s Advanced Planning and Scheduling simultaneously plans and schedules production based on available materials, labor, and machine capacity. The software was successfully deployed in the Food and Beverage (F&B) and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) manufacturing industries and has been proven to be a vertical fit for AVEVA MES. The integration of both production planning and manufacturing execution into one digital system is the next step for growth and increased profitability.