Barum Automotive implements APS from Senior Software for advanced production planning and scheduling

Read the article to discover what benefits are offered by the APS solution for production planning

The manufacturer Barum Automotive has decided to invest in the APS solution from Senior Software. The business from Timisoara (Romania) chose this modern software in order to effieciently plan large volume of orders on a long term.

The manufacturer Barum Automotive, part of the BARTH Group from Germany, has chosen to use the APS (Advanced Planning & Scheduling) solution from Senior Software, in order to optimize the planning of activities and resources used in the factory.

Barum Automotive deals with the manufacturing of parts and components made by metal-cutting machining process and has a turnover exceeding 7 million euros.

The investment in a high-performance APS solution came from the manufacturer’s desire to be able to plan production according to several options, depending on the company’s needs.

“In the absence of a software system, the production planning could only be done for one day.
Therefore, we decided to implement the APS solution from Senior Software because we want to be able to easily plan, on a short and medium term, a large volume of orders on several machines.
The presentation of the system’s capabilities and the benefits that this solution can bring convinced us to start the partnership with Senior Software.”

Sorin Frentoni, Production Manager within Barum Automotive

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With APS from Senior Software, the Barum Automotive team aims to achieve a wide range of improvements, including:

Efficient production planning, according to the availability of resources and staff training

Generating in a short time new production plans when various changes occur such as: priority orders, cars that need urgent repairs, incomplete staff

Optimal use of resources and streamlining of factory operations

Better time use and organized processes

Increasing employee productivity and quality in production

Planning maintenance processes in an optimized way

Results obtained by companies that already use APS from Senior Software

The APS solution from Senior Software is used by companies such as TeraSteel, TeraPlast, Ecolor, Flexibil, Kober and Voestalpine. Some of the benefits observed by the APS users are:

Increasing the production capacity by over 10%
Rapid changes applied in the production plan
Resources and operations planned remotely
Replanning 400-500 orders in 10-15 seconds
Rapid testing of different production scenarios
Ensuring a continuous flow of data by integrating the system with other applications
Adjusting orders with a few clicks and quick supply planning
Eliminating downtime and financial losses

About Barum Automotive

Barum Automotive is part of the BARTH Group from Germany. The company has a factory in Timisoara that produces parts and components made by metal-cutting technique. The parts processed by Barum Automotive are used in the automotive industry, in ships and wind turbines, in manual processing equipment and in construction. The company has a turnover of over 7 million euros and has a staff of over 280 employees.

About Senior Software

Senior Software is the only software system provider in Romania with a complete suite of integrated solutions. Founded in 2003, the company has completed over 450 successful implementations, using the latest technologies. Senior Software started the business with a single division, and currently has 6 divisions through which it implements intuitive systems such as ERP, BI, SCM, APS, MES, E-commerce and Hardware. The company operates in four locations in Romania (Bucharest, Constanta, Cluj, Iasi) with a team of 160 employees.

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