Define implementation goals, three to five, to easily determine what business benefits you want and how much time you expect. Goals should be quantitative. We use the OKR method - Objective & Key Results.
First, we need to learn how it is now, how materials, semi-finished products and information flow through the production hall to propose a new idea for the functioning of production. Let's precisely plan a positive change that will translate into measurable business benefits. Pre-implementation analysis or Proof of Concept is a sine qua non condition.
Together we have to look for a way to optimally describe everything that happens on production in numbers. So that what is happening in the production corresponds to what we see from the HAL APS. Let's design how the data will feed the ERP system with information on how MES will inform us about the production, how we will plan repairs, services, inspections. Let's establish the rules for optimization of changeovers, loading of resources and solving problems related to production flexibility.
Only knowledge passed on by practitioners has real value. Only knowledge of the world's best business practices can push your organization on a completely different track, competitive advantage.
Not all practices work in all latitudes. Lean Manufacturing in the European and American realities requires a powerful knowledge of what to do to ensure that your lean adventure doesn't end, after three years of magical, statistical, afterwards. APS is a chance to be in a completely different place after implementation.
The computational complexity is often too great for the scheduling results to be 100% predicted.
That's why we have to test, test and test again.
Go Live is a special event on the project, when we start to use APS for production. Start of APS must be carefully planned. We must build a checklist that we will follow step-by-step to confirm that we have completed the tasks and make sure we have not remembered. The planner must be given full support in the stabilization process until he becomes fully independent. Later on, there will be nice memories.