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Small, Mid-Sized Manufacturers: Keeping Up With Scheduling Changes is Now Easier

Tue, 09/14/2010 - 5:13am
The Associated Press

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Genius@ Solutions, a leading provider of manufacturing and enterprise planning software (MRP/ERP) solutions for small to midsize companies, is proud to announce the release of their new integrated manufacturing planning software solution with Genius Manufacturing and PlanetTogether.

Manufacturers of all sizes struggle to produce high quality products tailored to customer needs and to deliver them quickly and reliably. Adjusting production schedules is a critical part of delivering for customers while minimizing operational costs. Changes are constant: rush orders, change orders, delays in material supplies, equipment problems, and labor absenteeism. How can small companies with limited resources cope?

A new software solution is available to help manufacturers simplify this long-standing challenge. Genius Solutions, a leading provider of manufacturing software for custom, engineer-to-order, make-to-order, and assemble-to-order environments, now offers a production scheduling module based on PlanetTogether's leading mid-market advanced planning and scheduling solution.

According to Jim Cerra, President and CEO of PlanetTogether Inc., "This represents an opportunity for smaller companies to increase productivity and customer service while making life easier for their production management team. Genius' easy to use system combined with graphical planning tools mean the combined solution will be easy to deploy and powerful enough to solve even the toughest scheduling problems."

"We continually look for innovative ways to help small manufacturers to improve competitiveness at a reasonable, sustainable investment," says Peter Spitzer, VP Development and CTO of Genius@. "With the addition of PlanetTogether to our integrated suite, Genius@ Manufacturing allows manufacturers to tackle critical areas of planning and scheduling to drive cost savings, high levels of customer service and on-time delivery" notes Spitzer.

About Genius Solutions

Genius@ Solutions is a leading provider of manufacturing execution and enterprise planning software (MRP/ERP) solutions. The company's products, Genius@ Manufacturing and GeniusWorks - Manufacturing Software for SolidWorks 3D Modeling, meet the unique requirements of small to mid-sized make-to-order, engineer-to-order and discrete manufacturers.

Genius@ Solutions' mission and guiding principles are focused on helping customers to streamline their manufacturing processes, to drive and improve key performance indicators, manage change, support growth and increase profitability.

For more information on Genius@ Solutions, call 1-877-987-6005, send an e-mail to sales@geniuserp.com (mailto:sales@geniuserp.com) , or visit them on the Web at www.geniuserp.com (http://www.geniuserp.com) .

About PlanetTogether Inc.

PlanetTogether is the leading provider of Microsoft .NET based Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software for midmarket manufacturing companies. The result of 15 years of applied experience in production scheduling, PlanetTogether is an easy-to-use tool that handles complex finite scheduling taking equipment, labor, and material constraints into account. It provides accurate scheduled ship dates, what-if analysis, and increased capacity visibility and utilization. Using the latest Microsoft .NET framework, PlanetTogether can be easily integrated into existing business processes. Learn more at www.PlanetTogether.com (http://www.PlanetTogether.com) or by calling (888) 317-8807.

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