iPES by Pinja

Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) system

An optimal production plan is based on factual information on the status, capacity and materials of the supply chain

The goal of production planning is to open up the production flow avoiding bottlenecks and unnecessary stoppages. To be successful, production planning needs reliable real-time information on demand and material and capacity needs related to the customer order. The production flow and profitability improve when work related to the customer order has been planned based on the correct initial data.

Why production planning is important?

Defective production planning is characterized by:

Slow response to changes taking place in production

Production staff lack a clear view of the priority of tasks

Master data in the ERP is not up-to-date

Production planning improves the management of production disturbances and changes and increases transparency

The daily work of production planners and employees responsible for production includes solving problems related to sometimes rapidly changing production conditions. Production stoppages, material deficiencies, challenges related to demand forecasting or, for instance, human resources are factors that cause changes to planned production. In fact, the success of production planning is measured at the time of change; how fast production can be adapted to changed conditions to maintain supply security and keep up with the other targets of production.

A modern APS software enables the utilization of different scenarios. Scenarios are based on facts and help the planner see the results through different selections. Traditional Excel worksheets cannot do this; the future vision is limited to the following day at most.

Read our blog: Why is production planning more efficient with APS than ERP or Excel?

Our solution: iPES – Production advanced planning and scheduling (APS) system

iPES by Pinja is a APS system for the optimization of production planning and supply chains. iPES is a modern and intelligent browser-based APS software solution that can also be used as a cloud service. The iPES system uses advanced optimization and simulation technologies also enabling what-if simulation based on scenarios.

A modular product architecture enables easy system expansions, updates and maintenance. Constant product development guarantees a long lifetime and reliable performance in the form of new versions and functionalities.

iPES' features

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Benefits of the iPES system:

Improves production planning management

iPES is an easy-to-use production planning tool that makes it quick to make a plan even when production orders are changing rapidly. The system automatically optimizes the best plan according to production requirements.

Improves the production process

The production planner’s workload is reduced and planning accuracy is improved through the system’s versatile functions and automations. iPES also improves internal information flow and  reliability of delivery, which is reflected in the growth of profitability throughout the supply chain.

Visualizes information in an easily understandable format

The iPES system provides a real-time view of production using visual charts. The information is visible to anyone who needs it in an easy-to-understand format.

Works with modern technology

iPES is a modern web-based APS software. Its productized integrations ensure smooth operation with the most used ERP systems. Thanks to the system’s modern technology, it also saves the environment through paperless production.

All features

5 000+ users

10+ countries

15+ years of use

20+ million orders processed annually

Our customers’ experiences in the iPES system:

Atria Suomi

The PES system by Pinja offered a solution to Atria's key information needs — to facilitate the daily operational functions…

Snellman – significant cost savings through more efficient production planning

Enhanced production planning has helped Snellman optimize frozen stock by over 20% and reduce losses due to expiration dates by…

Metsä Fibre – the world’s most modern sawmill

As a result of the collaboration between Pinja and the leading producer of wood-based bio-products, Metsä Fibre, a common operating…

How do I get started?

The starting point of our iPES delivery is always a profound understanding of the facts and sore points of the customer’s business. Our experts in production process development and supply chain optimization know how to adapt the system to the customer’s specific needs. We measure our success by the rate of improvement of your supply chain and production planning process and increase in revenue and profitability. Our PES delivery is based on a conceptualized model of project implementation and we provide you with full commissioning support.

We offer you:

  • A free analysis of your present state and current processes
  • A preliminary survey including an analysis of the present state, target state, potential benefit and the solution model  for implementing the change
  • Validation and migration of initial data
  • Fast system introduction and user training
  • System and customer support from Day 1
  • Expert partnership, business sector expertise and continuous development of the customer relationship
  • More than 450 experts in the different areas of business intelligence, software development, automation, production planning and control

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