Introduction to Aspen Plant Scheduler

This course provides systematic training in basic Aspen SCM: Plant Scheduler (PS) skills for schedulers. Detailed emphasis is placed on introducing and reviewing features and functions in Aspen Plant Scheduler such as Data Management, Understanding the Planning Board, Schedule Generation, Schedule & Scenario Analysis, and Publishing.


·         This course is designed for schedulers who need to build, update (and possibly optimize), and analyze a schedule based on PS model results; as well as for other stakeholders who would like to better understand how PS boosts the efficiency of the plant scheduling process.

·         Participants will typically have at least an entry level knowledge about plant scheduling and would like to learn how Aspen PS can greatly improve and optimize the scheduling workflow.

Training Details

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·         Understand how Plant Scheduler can help you streamline the scheduling workflow

·         Learn to perform data import and validation

·         Navigate through the interfaces of the software

·         Acquire knowledge on how to generate an up-to-date, optimized schedule which incorporates the latest imported data

·         Analyze the newly generated schedule through automatically generated reports

·         Compare the outcome of different scenario alternatives

·         Export and publish the resulting data


·         Instruction on main topics following the workflow of a Supply Chain Planning process at the plant scheduling level

·          Hands-on problem-solving approach allows the student to gain an understanding of the key features of Aspen PS


This course is recommended for schedulers with some knowledge of Supply Chain Planning, as well as for different stakeholders who may be impacted by this process (for example, Sales and Product Management)


Scheduling Process Overview

  • Recognize issues involved in plant scheduling
  • Understand the workflow surrounding the plant scheduling process
  • Understand how Plant Scheduler can help you with scheduling issues

PS Functionality Overview

  • Comprehend the general Plant Scheduler (PS) model dynamics
  • Navigate the basic PS GUI
  • Know and distinguish the different “flavors” of PS

Data Management

  • Understand and update the data in the model
  • Navigate through the interfaces of Plant Scheduler

Planning Board

  • Understand the general concept of the Planning Board
  • Zoom in or out and around different points in the Planning Board
  • Generate reports and visually obtain information about activities in the schedule
  • Visualize material and/or timing flows
  • View inventory tiles and extract information from them

Schedule Generation

  • Understand the steps to build, optimize and modify a schedule


Schedule Analysis

  • Visualize and understand the different reports for analyzing the schedule
  • Compare different scenarios

Publishing the Schedule

  • Understand how exporting data from Plant Scheduler works

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Aspen Technology, Inc. awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for training classes conducted by our organization. One CEU is granted for every 10 hours of class participation.