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The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

cellular manufacturing and lean initiatives  manufacturing, focused factories, or cellular manufacturing. This is because a key focus of lean is to do only what is needed. It is the polar opposite of the traditional economies of scale, with their large batch approach and resulting long lead times and bloated inventory levels. Large lot sizes are a way of compensating for the fixed cost of a process, such as changeover or set-up costs, transaction-level costs (e.g., releasing orders, issuing parts, closing and reconciling orders, moving product Read More...
Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems
Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming...
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Begin at the End: A Good Lean Strategy Starts with Defining Your Ultimate Goal
You know the statistics—lean can shorten your lead times, reduce inventories, cut operating costs, free up resources, and more. But countless surveys have

cellular manufacturing and lean initiatives  5S, kaizens, mistake-proofing, kanbans, cellular layout, total productive maintenance, lean metrics, and rapid changeover. Identify Value Streams: At the point, a traditional implementation would involve the creation of current state maps. In this system-wide approach, identify all value streams and business functions that will impact and be impacted by any value stream. Also, identify where these streams connect AND the nature of these interconnections. Ideal Future State: To identify your ideal future Read More...
Demand-Driven Strategies for Complex Manufacturing
Many manufacturing companies have adopted or are considering the adoption of a demand-driven strategy. However, if you want to be demand-driven, you aren’t

cellular manufacturing and lean initiatives  Kaizen Kanban TQM Just-in-Time Cellular Manufacturing Continuous Improvement Although we all know that no tool or technique listed above is new, today's gurus of any of these philosophies have learned to take the best elements from some or all of the above and mold them into a highly effective set of tools that will help your company establish the neces- sary manufacturing environment. What is relatively new, however, is the extent to which we can now use technology, in the form of software applications, Read More...
Bridging the Lean Performance Gap: How Manufacturers Can Achieve Real Lean and Real Results
The past year has taught executives everywhere that business will never again be “business as usual.” Manufacturers, in particular, must focus more than ever on

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Lean Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean?
How can we determine the right maintenance strategy for a specific asset? To meet the objectives of lean, we need to evaluate the cost of failure in terms of

cellular manufacturing and lean initiatives  Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean? Introduction Lean manufacturing has been widely accepted as an approach to business improvement. The business benefits of lean have been extensively documented. Asset management should play a role in lean. Lean manufacturing's focus is eliminating waste, for example: Inventory—Inventory must always be minimized. Defect correction—Resources spent on defect correction are waste. Unnecessary processing—All unnecessary activities, particularly Read More...
ERP Manufacturing Suite
INDUSTRIOS was designed to take all aspects of your operation and give you the information you need, right when you need it. Material costs, the unassembled

cellular manufacturing and lean initiatives  Manufacturing Suite INDUSTRIOS was designed to take all aspects of your operation and give you the information you need, right when you need it. Material costs, the unassembled pieces, the outsourced, work center, labor time, everything is taken into account to give you an accurate price for your finished goods. Coordination between sales quotations, production schedules and shipping, INDUSTRIOS has it covered. Know if something will be late before it is. Avoid having to reorganize shipment dates, Read More...
Five Ways ERP Can Help You Implement Lean
Lean is not an overnight quick-fix; it is an unending commitment. As lean thinking has evolved and the concepts broadened, lean advocates have come to recognize

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ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) RFI/RFP Template
Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Process Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales

cellular manufacturing and lean initiatives  for Manufacturing (SMB) RFI/RFP Template Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Process Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product Technology Read More...
Petrochemical Manufacturing
Companies in the petrochemical industry manage the operations and processes that transform crude oil and other raw materials into chemical products. There are

cellular manufacturing and lean initiatives  Manufacturing Companies in the petrochemical industry manage the operations and processes that transform crude oil and other raw materials into chemical products. There are two major categories of petrochemical companies: companies that refine oil and other raw materials and convert them into basic chemicals such as ethylene; and companies that use these basic chemicals to create materials that can then be used in other industries to produce finished products, such as plastics, detergents, Read More...
Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co.
Learn how Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co., a metal stamping and value-added assembly company, improved job costing and reporting.

cellular manufacturing and lean initiatives  Vogel Manufacturing Co. Learn how Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co., a metal stamping and value-added assembly company, improved job costing and reporting. Read More...
SaaS-ing the Manufacturing Opportunity
The software as a service (SaaS) delivery model is here to stay, and most vendors have noticed. Recently, the endorsement for SaaS in the realm of manufacturing

cellular manufacturing and lean initiatives  ing the Manufacturing Opportunity The Need for New Delivery Models Recently ordained the topic du jour , it is now apparent that software as a service (SaaS)—also known as on-demand, hosted delivery—models of enterprise applications are not the passing fads that the Y2K or dot-com phenomena of the late 1990s were. The rationale thereof, however, depends on whom one asks for an opinion (that is, whether the opinion comes from someone of the burgeoning SaaS camp or from the traditional and still Read More...
Selecting ERP for Your Defense Manufacturing Business
In this white paper, how the unique characteristics of a defense manufacturing operation lead to separate and distinct needs in the area of enterprise software

cellular manufacturing and lean initiatives  ERP for Your Defense Manufacturing Business In this white paper, how the unique characteristics of a defense manufacturing operation lead to separate and distinct needs in the area of enterprise software is discussed, including enterprise resources planning (ERP) and software for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) and maintenance activities. Read More...
What Are Manufacturing Execution Systems?
A manufacturing execution system (MES) can be defined as a collection of business processes providing event-by-event, real-time execution of planned production

cellular manufacturing and lean initiatives  Are Manufacturing Execution Systems? Originally published - November 29th, 2005 Revised and updated March 5th, 2008 Plant execution software systems have many different scopes, forms, and formats, and they mean different things to different folks. Although plant execution software is used widely in a number of industries, it is rarely described similarly, and its functions are hardly ever identical. An execution system used at an electronics discrete manufacturing facility is similar only in concept Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management
For years, manufacturers have been driven by sales forecasts and the need to maximize production efficiency at every level of operation. But in order to be

cellular manufacturing and lean initiatives  Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean Through Response Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Competitive necessities are driving manufacturers to become more customer-focused, and Lean manufacturing techniques are a powerful tool to support these supply chain management transformations. Source : Kinaxis Resources Related to Lean Read More...
Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center.

cellular manufacturing and lean initiatives  ERP X3 (v. 6) for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst Read More...

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