Module Structure

Module Structure

Asprova SCP (SCP ...Supply Chain Planning)

Asprova APS (APS ...Advanced Planning and Scheduler)

Asprova MS (MS ...Manufacturing Scheduler)

Asprova MS Light (MSL ...Manufacturing Scheduler Light)

Asprova MRP (MRP ...Material Requirement Planner)

Asprova SED (SED ... Schedule EDitor)

Asprova BOM (BOM ...Bill of Material)

Asprova MES (MES ...Manufacturing Execution System)

Asprova NLS

Asprova DS

Result inputYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Master input YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Edit order  YesYesYesYesYesYes
Edit schedule  YesYesYesYesYesYes
Required quantity calculation  YesYesYesYesYesYes
Sequencing  YesYes YesYesYes
Infinite capacity scheduling   YesYesYesYesYes
Finite capacity scheduling   Yes YesYes 
Multi-site rough-scheduling       Yes
Option for MS LightScheduling command *1 *YesYesYesYes
Auto-replenishment *1 *YesYesYesYes
Sub Resource *1*1*YesYesYesYes
Operation Split *1*1*YesYesYesYes
Branch Processes *1*1*YesYesYes 
OptionsSales Orders *1*1***YesYes
Purchase orders *1*1***YesYes
KPI *1*1* [2]****
Optimization *1*1* [2] ** 
Event *1*1* ** 
Group Assign *1*1* ** 
Time constraint MAX *1*1* ** 
Resource lock *1*1* ** 
Planned Inventory *1*1    *
Supply share *1*1    *


SCP, APS, MS, MRP, and MS Light are called the scheduler modules.

Yes -- Standard functionality
* -- Can be added

[1]: If a scheduler module with the option saved the data, it can be used.
[2]: Scheduling command option is necessary.

Inheritance of options

Options are not granted at the time of license purchase for editor modules. Instead, the options of the scheduler module can be inherited.
For example, let’s assume that for a given project, an SED and an MS with resource lock option are provided.
The SED inherits the resource lock option via the project file when a project created by the MS is loaded.
A resource lock task will then occur when editing is done with the SED.
The same applies even when license supply is USB Protector, e-Protector, or Asprova NLS.

Although a modify module cannot perform scheduling, the following actions are made possible by inheriting the various options.

Planned InventoryEditing properties related to planned inventory
Sales OrdersMoving sale orders, editing of sales plans
Purchase ordersMoving purchase orders, generation of schedule summary commands
KPIEvaluate KPI
Resource lockEditing properties related to resource locks and generation of resource locks
Time constraint MAXDisplay in orange of whether or not Time Constraint Max violations have occurred in resource Gantt chart
EventMoving event orders
OptimizationEditing properties related to sequence control command
Scheduling commandEditing commands with scheduling parameter table and scheduling command editor dialog
Sub ResourceGenerating use instructions for sub resources
Operation SplitOperation Split
Branch ProcessesGenerating branch processes at the time of order explosion
Auto-replenishmentAuto-replenishment of orders at the time of order explosion and editing of properties related to auto-replenishment function

Inheritance of options is realized as follows.

  1. When the scheduler module saves a project file, it embeds the allocated options and the save date of the project file.
  2. The editor module reads the embedded options and the save date when loading a project file, and if the current date is within one year from the save date, it inherits those options.

1 is done for the Professional Edition only. It is not done in Asprova for the likes of the Trial Edition, Distributor Edition, and Professional Edition (Rental).

When multiple scheduler modules have different options, the already embedded information is not overwritten nor deleted.

Example: When saving a project file with alternate Professional Edition Asprova licenses of serial numbers M and N (hereinafter referred to as # M, # N), the following occurs.

#M MS + Resource Lock
#N  MS + Group Assign

The part with the yellow background color is the save date.
Event#M creates a new project file and saves it#N saves#M saves
Scheduling command2021/06/012021/06/022021/06/03
Sub Resource2021/06/012021/06/022021/06/03
Operation Split2021/06/012021/06/022021/06/03
Branch Processes2021/06/012021/06/022021/06/03
Sales OrdersNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
Purchase ordersNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
KPINot specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
Group AssignNot specified2021/06/022021/06/02
Resource lock2021/06/012021/06/012021/06/03
Time constraint MAXNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
EventNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
OptimizationNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
Planned InventoryNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
Supply shareNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specified

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