Production Planning with Opcenter APS (formerly SIMATIC IT Preactor APS) and Sales and Operations Planning with FuturMaster: Discover the Solution for your Industry

We would be happy to advise you free of charge on the right solution for your company.

In our non-binding initial consultation, we look at your processes and your software landscape. One of our experts will advise you on what improvements can be made to achieve your production goals.

    Discover our industries


    Do you focus on the optimal use of your SMT equipment? Or the range of the many variants of your electronic devices and equipment? You build control cabinets or supply HMI- we are also prepared for this and much more.


    Silos, bunkers, tanks – The mixing of different ingredients and the optimal utilization of filling lines – Opcenter APS (formerly Preactor APS) also offers the possibility to build on an industry solution for the process industry.

    Cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry

    Use the supply chain solution for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry and optimize your supply chain processes from promotion and demand planning to capacity control. In combination with Opcenter APS, detailed planning of your production, including all constraints, is also possible.

    Mechanical engineering and plant construction

    Our customers produce small parts in the turning shop up to huge plants with batch size 1. With Opcenter APS (formerly Preactor APS) for mechanical engineering, you plan from the first screw to the final inspection and have your deadlines under control.

    Breweries and beverages

    Through an integrated forecasting and demand planning process, customer demand is determined in the best possible way as a starting point for the steps that build on it. For this purpose, both statistical methods and artificial intelligence can be used to best predict sales based on historical data and external variables, such as “barbecue weather”.


    Production planning in the chemical industry is more difficult than in other industries due to the need for foresight on batch sizes, production, transport routes and the availability of container capacity. With our new process, the planner can plan ahead, optimize and reassure production.

    Print shop

    Many print shops are still too much in the handicraft business and live from the experience knowledge and the readiness of the employees. We help you to develop the possibilities of the planning tools and the experience of the planners into a stronger planning process. The company benefits from the optimization of logistics and production through better key figures, the planners benefit through less personal workload and easier vacation replacement.

    Compound feed

    Conventional planning usually involves a lot of effort, is very imprecise and completion dates are communicated incompletely checked. With the production planning solution in the compound feed industry you can bring a new quality to your processes!

    Building materials

    The interrelationships of all processes, routes and silos/cells are only manageable in the very short time frame of a few hours. The planning of production and logistics are therefore characterized by constant changes and hectic. With our new process, optimization can be done several times a day and production can be calmed down accordingly.

    Customers who work with us achieve their targeted ROI in just a few weeks or months

    We would be happy to advise you free of charge on the right solution for your company.

    In our non-binding initial consultation, we look at your processes and your software landscape. One of our experts will advise you on what improvements can be made to achieve your production goals.

      Our best practice example

      Siemens Electronic Works Chengdu (SEWC) is China’s flagship factory when it comes to implementing Industry 4.0 in the Middle Kingdom. At the Chengdu plant, products and machines communicate with each other, and all processes are IT-optimized and -controlled. The intelligent factory thus achieves maximum productivity and outstanding quality.

      Thanks to the connection of Enterprise (ERP/PLM) and Management Level (MES) by Opcenter APS (formerly Preactor APS), production is completely digitally recorded, monitored, analyzed and optimized. The concept was also developed in line with the “Made in China 2025” strategy.

      MCP supports Siemens at 16 European locations in various industries.

      MCP’s industry solutions

      Your industry – our area of expertise

      Every industry has its specific characteristics and challenges. We offer Opcenter APS (formerly Preactor APS) industry packages to provide your company with the benefits of the APS system faster and at a lower cost.
      Our Opcenter APS (formerly Preactor APS) industry solutions have been developed based on the Opcenter APS standard software and include numerous industry-specific functionalities. These help you automate your planning processes in the right places. This way, you save time when planning and use the optimization potential of planning algorithms.

      Professional implementation

      From our experience, we know that no two production operations are the same. Therefore, there is no such thing as a 100% ready-made planning tool off the shelf if planning is to be good. We customize our solutions for you according to your requirements. When designing your specific adaptations of MCP’s industry solutions, you benefit from our experience.

      The group solutions from MCP

      Smooth integration into all your systems

      MCP also offers integrated solutions for automatic production planning at group level. Our group solution includes various elements of standardization such as the structure of the planning levels (cross-plant master planning, plant-specific rough planning & configurable detailed planning), the implementation of data interfaces on a logical and technical level for a smooth flow of information between ERP, APS and MES systems, which among other things leads to significantly more transparency in your production.

      Benefit from our global network

      International company locations benefit from our extensive global partner network, which provides you with “advice & support”. locally and in your national language. Take advantage of the added value of our group solution – take over the holistic planning of your entire supply chain, continuously improve your processes taking into account individual plant and group KPIs, digitize your production and get ready for Industry 4.0.

      We are happy to accompany you.

      Why should you work with us?

      Many years of expertise

      With our excellent expertise on the topic of production planning from various projects, we are on your side from consulting to implementation and also from the first day of use.

      Solutions for every company

      We have an Opcenter APS (formerly Preactor APS) solution for every company size and budget. We offer mature industry solutions that give your company the benefits of a mature APS system faster and at a lower cost.

      Success through diversity in the team

      Production planning has a significant impact on your company’s key performance indicators. We work with you to lower your inventory, reduce lead time, meet deadlines, increase daily output and provide planning transparency for management and customers.

      Request your individual Opcenter APS (formerly Preactor APS) industry solution here.

      We will be happy to advise you on the right solution for your company.