Advanced Planning and Scheduling

Business planning tools often lack the capacity to handle multiple and conflicting key performance indicators. Our Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) tools ensure you have the right resources, in the right quantity, at the right time.

Plan to stay ahead

Planning is at the core of most organisations, and has a direct impact on operational costs, revenue, and customer service levels. Every day, many decisions are made about how to utilise scarce resources on a strategic, tactical, and operational level.

But today’s planning decisions are often sub-optimal. They may not be based on the right information and processes, or may be executed by non-professional planners who have to work with unsuitable IT. As a result, too often planning is a case of trying to keep up with reality, instead of being a key process with a direct impact on the CEO’s dashboard, as it should be.

Return on your investment within one year

Capgemini’s APS solutions provide optimal solutions for your planning challenges, by offering real-time decision support and automated optimised planning.
  • Value scan: Identify areas where better decision making can lead to improved performance
  • Workforce planning and optimisation: Meet your resourcing challenges, leading to increased operational efficiency, employee satisfaction and customer satisfaction
  • Logistics planning and optimisation: Take control of your transport fleet and align transport with production and customers across the supply chain
  • Production planning and optimisation: Address purchasing, allocation and utilisation of your production resources

Typically, these APS solutions can be deployed uniquely or in combination to deliver: 
  • 10-35% increase in productivity
  • 10-45% increase in utilisation of scarce resources
  • 3-11% increase in service delivery
  • 10-35% in cost reductions

Striking the delicate balance

On all APS solutions, we adopt our Value-Driven Planning™ approach, which helps you start your transformation where it matters most.
Our experts start by identifying improvement areas, (re-)designing business and planning processes. We then design and implement smart decision support tools in combination with proven techniques for achieving continuous improvement.


Long-standing APS experience

We have been delivering APS solutions since 2002, and have successfully implemented over 60 projects worldwide.


Our solutions leverage our:

  • Unmatched and vendor-independent depth of technology experience
  • In-depth knowledge of a wide selection of major APS software vendors to deliver solutions that match your needs
  • Deep sector knowledge
  • Best-in-class Rightshore® capability for developing and managing activities and solutions
  • Uniquely integrated approach to information strategy based around our Intelligent Enterprise methodology

Download our brochure to learn more about APS.
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