[Metaal Connect #3] Advanced Planning & Scheduling, Demand-driven MRP and Smart Apps with Jur ter Brug

This week at Metal Connect I had a conversation with Jur ter Brug(Limis) to talk about the different ways of planning and the role of ERP vs Apps.

If you want to know more about how to plan dynamically, what you can and do with this data and how to get a better grip on your business then you should definitely check it out.



  • Intro to Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) software?
  • Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) software
  • The motivation behind the Limis system
  • How market demand has changed in recent years
  • QRM / LEAN, PUSH or PULL or a little bit of everything?
  • Order acceptance and quote acceptance with delivery dates

Interesting Quotes

“APS: […] is a tool that can automatically create a schedule.” -JtB

“In classic MRP, a production order remains for half a manufacture. But that’s not where your need lays. So then you’re working on something you don’t need right away.” -JtB

“ERP systems are getting bigger and bigger and there are certainly a lot of useful things in them, but then they become a bit of a jack-of-all-trades.” -LvE

“I’m starting to become more and more convinced that it’s smarter to connect a lot of specialized systems together so you can get a better grip on your business.” -LvE

“You don’t control the supplier, or the whole situation in the world that creates scarcity. But you do control how you respond to that.” -JtB

“A digital factory starts at intake. Also, planning success. And customer relations. It all starts from the moment you take the order.” -LvE

“Before you accept an order, you want to know what the impact is on the schedule. You have to simulate that in advance.” -JtB

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