Frequently Asked Questions / FAQ


Does QLECTOR LEAP replace our MES system?
Qlector LEAP enhances your MES and ERP. MES serves as the data source for building and maintaining the digital twin in Qlector LEAP.

There are two ways to implement Qlector LEAP: a) a standalone APS augmented with machine learning, or b) adding value to any APS by refining and maintaining master data.

What is the core technology behind the product?
QLECTOR LEAP uses proprietary artificial intelligence and knowledge graph technology to automatically build and maintain a data-driven digital twin of production.

How long does it take to integrate QLECTOR LEAP?
Typically, it takes two to three months.

How do I know if our company is digitally mature enough to integrate QLECTOR LEAP?
QLECTOR LEAP requires standard data in MES and ERP, such as work centers, production documentation, inventories, BOM, routings, and bookings. Digital maturity can be quickly assessed.


What is the digital twin used for?
QLECTOR LEAP uses the digital twin to refine and maintain master data, create realistic plans and schedules, and develop various production scenarios.

Where does your digital twin get the data from?
The data source is your MES and ERP.

Does the digital twin include a 3D model of the shopfloor?
QLECTOR LEAP creates a data-driven digital twin from ERP and MES data.

How much effort is required to build the digital twin?
The automatic creation of the digital twin by QLECTOR LEAP is a matter of hours.

Do we need to update the digital twin manually?
The digital twin in QLECTOR LEAP learns automatically and grows with the company. It automatically considers new production lines, new products, and realization.


Does QLECTOR LEAP enable shift dispatching?
QLECTOR LEAP facilitates the management of key resources on the shopfloor: plan, machines, tools, and workforce.

How does QLECTOR LEAP take into account the skills of the workforce?
QLECTOR LEAP can use its own graphical interface or be integrated with the HR module in ERP or MES.

Does Qlector LEAP consider scheduled maintenance?
Maintenance scheduled in MES or ERP can be included in simulations and production scheduling.


What is the main difference between Qlector LEAP and other major APS systems?
QLECTOR LEAP uses AI to learn and maintain specifics of processes and workflows from historical data. It uses realistic cycle times, scrap, downtime, and cleaning/setup matrices.

Does Qlector LEAP allow you to adjust the optimization criteria?
QLECTOR LEAP uses a set of parameters (e.g., planning horizon, frozen period) to run thousands of simulations and criteria (e.g., tool changes, stock level, delays) and select the most optimal one.

Can I compare different scenarios?
With QLECTOR LEAP you can compare different scenarios graphically and based on your company’s KPIs (e.g. delays, stock value, equipment utilization).