About Waterloo Manufacturing Software

Waterloo Manufacturing Software develops and markets TACTIC advanced planning and scheduling software to discrete and batch industry manufacturers worldwide. Waterloo Manufacturing Software sells and supports TACTIC through its corporate office in Boston and other offices located across the U.S. TACTIC is offered to worldwide manufacturers through a network of representatives and consultants.

The genesis of TACTIC was WATPASS (Waterloo Planning and Scheduling System), a finite capacity scheduling research tool developed at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. The scheduling research concentrated on ways to let management teams interact with manufacturing data, and to combine their knowledge and intuition to develop the best possible schedules.

In late 1991, Waterloo purchased all rights to WATPASS from university researchers and branded it as TACTIC. TACTIC been rewritten a number of times over the years, and Waterloo Manufacturing Software continues to make a significant ongoing investment in the product’s development.