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Industrial Software Applications by Rainer Geisler

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2 Focus on Production Planning Systems (PPS)

This chapter focuses on Production Planning Systems (PPS), which represent the core application for manufacturing companies. After this chapter, you should be able to …

  • – … sketch the basic functions of a PPS system and the MRP II concept.
  • – … describe the three main master data needed for production planning.
  • – … explode a BoM.
  • – … schedule the start of production steps.
  • – … explain the necessity of capacity leveling.
  • – … know the functions of a production order.
  • – … tell the difference and the relationship between PPS-systems and sub-ERP systems like MES and below.

2.1 PPS at the Core of Industrial Manufacturing

2.1.1 Manufacturing Process and Materials Management

Manufacturing is a core-process ...

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