Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.

THROUGHPUT

15 > 25%+ increase

 

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BOEING USES AURORA

The Boeing Company uses Aurora to prioritize production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner™. Aurora’s dynamic assembly schedule adapts to real-time production variations, so Boeing can produce aircraft as efficiently as possible.
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ENTERPRISE

any number and any size of projects

 

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NASA Space Launch System

NASA is implementing Aurora to schedule the ground-based activities that are preparing the Space Launch System (SLS) before its maiden flight. Similarly, Aurora/AMP generated short- and long-term schedules of ground-based activities that prepared and refurbished the Space Shuttles before and after each flight. Aurora’s intelligent and rapid scheduling enables NASA to analyze numerous what-if scenarios efficiently.

 

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SIMPLIFY

model reality > clear path forward

 

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CRITICAL CHAIN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Aurora-CCPM is a combination of Aurora™, Stottler Henke’s intelligent planning and scheduling system, with the added power and flexibility of Multi-project Critical Chain Project Management. Boeing uses Aurora-CCPM for scheduling manufacturing operations because no other product could meet its Critical Chain needs.
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Aurora world’s the most advanced Intelligent Planning and Scheduling Solution

Aurora™ is the world’s leading intelligent planning and scheduling software solution that utilizes advanced artificial intelligence. It was originally developed to help NASA tackle difficult, mission-critical scheduling problems with complex constraints by incorporating the judgment and experience of expert human schedulers. Aurora is particularly effective when applied to large projects with complex constraints and resource requirements. Over the last 25 years, an increasing number of organizations have chosen Aurora to manage operations more efficiently than any other system it has ever been compared to, and for Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Aurora has proven vastly more powerful than any other solution including Microsoft Project and Primavera P6 (see customer testimonials).

Aurora outperforms conventional software solutions

Aurora outperforms conventional software because it uses artificial intelligence technologies to encode and apply extensive scheduling knowledge and rules to perform automatic resource scheduling. In a study conducted by the Boeing company, Aurora managed resources more efficiently than software developed and updated by Boeing for almost two decades, that was specifically designed for their application. When compared to Primavera, Aurora reduced turnaround time by 20%. Compared to Microsoft Project, Aurora’s schedules were 30% shorter. Aurora is not only more efficient but also provides many capabilities not available in other project management software such as Microsoft Project and Primavera P3 / P6 (see unique capabilities below).

Founded in 1988, Stottler Henke Associates, Inc. creates and applies artificial intelligence (AI) and other advanced software technologies to solve problems that defy solution using traditional approaches. Stottler Henke develops intelligent software solutions for planning and scheduling, task and decision support, knowledge management and discovery, education and training, and autonomous systems.

Aurora™ is the world’s leading intelligent planning and scheduling software solution that utilizes advanced artificial intelligence. It was originally developed to help NASA tackle difficult, mission-critical scheduling problems with complex constraints by incorporating the judgment and experience of expert human schedulers. Aurora is particularly effective when applied to large projects with complex constraints and resource requirements.

Benefits and Features

Critical Chain

Critical Chain

Aurora provides superior on-time performance. Aurora’s intelligent scheduling provides the shortest Resource-Constrained Critical Path Result: faster throughput
Result: faster throughput

More flexibility

More flexibility

More flexibility and an improved ability to accommodate change that is, disruptions to the original plan including interjections of new tasks during execution.

Fast scheduling

Fast scheduling

Fast scheduling, even though Aurora creates the most efficient schedules, they are calculated fast. This also permits many what-ifs can be performed rapidly.

Interfaces with Primavera

Interfaces with Primavera

Interfaces with OntrackPM, Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, Siemens TeamCenter, Artemis, Open Plan, Oracle and other enterprise applications; to import, analyze, and export schedules.

Provides intelligent conflict resolution

Provides intelligent conflict resolution

Provides intelligent conflict resolution. Helping users to find options for resolving conflicts faster. Click on conflict reports to be taken directly to conflict in the network.

Aurora-CCPM

Aurora-CCPM

Aurora provides enterprise solutions not otherwise available, including support for any time durations for tasks, minutes, hours, days; and support for large projects and any number of large projects.

One global priority system

One global priority system

One global priority system: everyone understands what is most important to the organization.

Provides explanations

Provides explanations

Provides explanations on why each activity/task was scheduled where it was, improving transparency and provide more insight in how schedule could be further improved.

bottom line results

bottom line results

Aurora drives bottom line results, the increased throughput accelerates profit.

Success Stories

The Boeing Company

The Boeing Company uses Aurora to prioritize production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner™. Aurora’s dynamic assembly schedule adapts to real-time production variations, so Boeing can produce aircraft as efficiently as possible.

Automobile Industry

A major automobile manufacturer selected Aurora to optimize its vehicles for destructive and non-destructive crash testing.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is using Aurora to accelerate its production of Boeing 787 Composite Wing Boxes.

Air Force Satellite Scheduling

The Aurora intelligent scheduling framework has been applied to Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) scheduling to create an automatic scheduling and deconfliction capability called MIDAS. Read the MIDAS Story.

Navy: Submarine Support

The US Navy has selected Aurora-CCPM™ software to schedule submarine maintenance operations at the Naval Submarine Support Facility (NSSF).

Aurora-ProPlan

Aurora-ProPlan is a component of the Intelligent based Manufacturing (IbM) initiative at Pfizer. It adds capabilities necessary to perform pharmaceutical production optimally.