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Advanced Planning & Scheduling Powers Manufacturer Allied Power

Allied Power Group specializes in the repair of industrial gas turbine engines and their components. It offers troubleshooting and recommendations for engine repairs and upgrades, as well as customized repair and engineering solutions to meet specific customer needs. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Allied Power Group has earned a reputation for fast turnaround times and high quality workmanship that lengthens the life of the repaired parts and reduces long-term operating costs for their customers.

Before Global Shop Solutions, Allied Power Group used hand-written vouchers to track direct labor. Now, shop floor workers use the Shop Floor Data Collection application to log on and off jobs and sequences. This enables job schedulers to tighten up the routers and use the historical data in Global Shop Solutions to estimate labor hours within plus or minus 10%.

Allied Power Group also uses Global Shop Solutions’ Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) module in order to stay on top of every job in real time. APS significantly improves their scheduling ability, which especially helps when Allied Power Group receives last-minute rush jobs.

“Rescheduling jobs requires reassigning priorities and figuring out what we have to do to still make the customer due date with the job in progress,” explains Chief Financial Officer Bernhard Rudolph. “With APS, Global Shop Solutions will do it in a matter of minutes.”

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