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This article was published by Optessa, a Thomas Verified manufacturer of scheduling and planning software that supports logistics, warehouses, and transportation.
“Industry 4.0 is a lot more than the autonomous robots working through warehouses,” says John Buglino, director of marketing at Optessa, an advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software manufacturer at the forefront of intelligent planning, scheduling optimization, and sequencing for global OEMs.
He surmises: “Once everyone gets over the idea of ‘a robot is going to take control over everything,’ they’re going to realize the real future in manufacturing includes the use of optimization software to take production to the next level for a company.”
“Planning and scheduling is all about figuring out what needs to be built, when it needs to be built, and how it needs to be built. It is the heart of the manufacturing operation. And to this day, most Fortune 500 manufacturers are using low-tech, manual methods like Excel to manage this critical function for their entire global operation,” says Alex Shapoval, Optessa’s product marketing manager.
“We see our role in Industry 4.0 as the orchestrator of the entire supply chain,” says Aditya Kelkar, director of…