Most organizations use an advanced planning system (APS). The question is, does your business under-use its APS?
Implemented in conjunction with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, the APS promised to revolutionize supply chain planning by delivering automated recommendations based on supply chain management best practices. This, in turn, would enable planners to focus on higher-value tasks and actions.
Unfortunately, in many organizations, APS performance falls short of its promise – not because of shortcomings with the platform or its capabilities, but because it's not used to its full potential.
Though APS platforms host an impressive array of features, some planners simply do not trust system recommendations, which leads to system overrides and manual processing. This not only creates inefficiencies but can also negatively impact outcomes.
In this way, the APS' failure to meet expectations isn't a matter of under-delivery so much as under-utilization – and this issue is far more common than you might think.