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Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part 1: Tutorial
Flow manufacturing leverages techniques to help manufacturers create any product on any given day, in any given quantity including the

demand flow disciplines  He named this methodology Demand Flow Technology ( DFT ), and in 1984, started JCIT, an Englewood, Colorado, (USA) based company, to educate thousands manufacturers ever since. The term flow manufacturing is closely related to and thus often confused with other demand-driven manufacturing strategies, such as agile, just in time (JIT), and lean manufacturing. They also streamline processes, eliminate waste, use kanban signals to replenish supplies and are subject to continuous improvement. (The Japanese Read More

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Blast Past Manufacturing Bottlenecks with Constraint-based Scheduling
Managing constraints in any manufacturing or service environment can be difficult. But with the right tools, accurate data, and a skilled user, a management

demand flow disciplines  of lumpy demand, where demand peaks at a certain time of year or at a certain point in a business cycle. It is for precisely these situations that the discipline of constraint-based scheduling (CBS) was developed. As a business discipline, CBS requires a viable definition of the constraint or problem that limits production, and the development of algorithms and methodologies to maximize production given the constraint in question. Computer applications have long been employed by production schedulers, Read More
Not Yet Sold on SaaS ERP in Manufacturing? Take a Hard Look at Plex Online - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series explained Plex Systems’ ebullience and growth despite a hostile and depressed environment, especially in the discrete manufacturing

demand flow disciplines  and ready for an on-demand manufacturing ERP product? Read More
Front-office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor
Lean manufacturing practices are employed to some degree on almost every manufacturing floor, but many companies aren't realizing the real benefits of lean by

demand flow disciplines  in order to meet demand) is applicable in the front office as well. Tracking the amount of time it takes to turn around an engineering change order is just as relevant as the amount of time it takes to produce a custom assembly once a shop order is issued. Whether we are talking about manufacture of a discrete object on the shop floor or the execution of an abstract process by one or more white-collar workers, the more time it takes to turn the activity around, the more time and energy is required in the Read More
The Return of Supplier Relationship Management
Globalization, technology stabilization, inventory visibility, and traceability are forcing organizations to reevaluate supplier relationship management systems

demand flow disciplines  to efficiently predict consumer demand was beginning to come into focus. As organizations realized the need for these separate functionalities, they started to look toward a solution that would combine these tasks. Enter SRM. As time marched on, organizations were less than impressed by the unacceptable results of how these solutions were implemented. Vendors and resellers did not educate organizations on the full user capacity or on how everything ties together. Lack of knowledge transfer from vendor to Read More
Emerging Security Threats Demand Comprehensive Infrastructure Monitoring
A multibillion-dollar crime industry is changing the security landscape. Cyber-theft of intellectual property, customer data, and money is on the rise—directly

demand flow disciplines  Security Threats Demand Comprehensive Infrastructure Monitoring A multibillion-dollar crime industry is changing the security landscape. Cyber-theft of intellectual property, customer data, and money is on the rise—directly impact¬ing corporation’s bottom lines. To stay ahead of these targeted attacks, you need a comprehensive view of point secu¬rity solutions and infrastructure monitoring tools—without the cost-prohibitive labor hours involved in manual log analysis or proprietary aggregat Read More
Demand Management Inc.
Founded in 1985, Demand Solutions provides supply and demand planning software to small and midsized enterprises. More than 2,000 customers in over 70

demand flow disciplines  Inc. Founded in 1985, Demand Solutions provides supply and demand planning software to small and midsized enterprises. More than 2,000 customers in over 70 countries use Demand Solutions for demand planning and forecasting, inventory planning and replenishment, collaboration, sales and operations planning (S&OP), advanced planning and scheduling (APS), and point-of-sale (POS) management. The company is committed to helping customers solve problems such as excess inventory, low customer service levels, Read More
New Manufacturing Solution in the Cloud: Exact Macola On Demand
Editor's note, December 19, 2012: According to the vendor, the product discussed below did not become available.Exact Software has recently released a new

demand flow disciplines  Cloud: Exact Macola On Demand Editor's note, December 19, 2012: According to the vendor, the product discussed below did not become available. Exact Software has recently released a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering in the cloud. Headquartered in the Netherlands and with offices in North America serving 100,000 customers worldwide, Exact offers two global ERP products (Globe and Synergy), as well as other local products (Macola, MAX and JobBOSS for the Americas, Exact Financials for the Read More
Disruptive Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors
Vendors must make fundamental changes to sales and support processes to accommodate on-demand, transaction-based pricing. Software vendors must rethink the

demand flow disciplines  Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors Effect of Transition on Vendors Quick ramp-up, lower implementation, and the almost non-existent support costs of hosted software services makes utility or on-demand pricing appealing customers. However, vendors embarking on these new pricing models (see Parts One and Two ), which treat software as a service, are sure to experience growing pains. Traditional upfront licenses provide a big gulp of revenue which decreases between releases. Read More
Keeping Cash Flow in Focus While Driving Business Performance
One of the most basic business axioms, held dear by all firms but especially small companies, is that cash flow is king. Customer payments are essential for

demand flow disciplines  Cash Flow in Focus While Driving Business Performance One of the most basic business axioms, held dear by all firms but especially small companies, is that cash flow is king. Customer payments are essential for fueling all other business activity, from staff salaries, to raw materials, to rent. Growing firms need to be especially attentive to cash flow because sales increases typically require new investments associated with product or service production before payments are received. Learn more Read More
Case Study: Field Services Application Supports Fast Growth and Customer Demand
HSB-Stockholm, a property management firm, manages more than 200 client work orders daily. The company realized its back-office solution couldn’t address

demand flow disciplines  Fast Growth and Customer Demand HSB-Stockholm, a property management firm, manages more than 200 client work orders daily. The company realized its back-office solution couldn’t address customer satisfaction, and that a new solution would have to keep up with the growth of field operations. Learn how HSB implemented a mobile, Internet-based solution that increased the speed of service delivery and maintenance operations by 50 percent. Read More
ProcessPro Announces Availability of ProcessPro On-Demand Cloud ERP
ProcessPro, a provider of mid-market enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for the process manufacturing industry, has announced the availability of its

demand flow disciplines  Blaueret, CEO, ProcessPro, “The demand for a cloud-based ERP solution for the process manufacturing market has grown dramatically.” Take an in-depth look at ProcessPro Premier using TEC’s proprietary TEC Advisor tool today . Read More
Demand Management Software Evaluation Report
If your business primarily needs forecasting, marketing, merchandising, simulating, and planning support, you will find vendors in the demand management

demand flow disciplines  Software Evaluation Report TEC's Demand Management Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information about vendor or provider capabilities. Read More
Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand
An effective sales and operations planning game plan results in fewer stock-outs, shorter delivery lead-times, higher on-time shipping percentages, a manageable

demand flow disciplines  One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand Featured Author - Dr. Scott Hamilton - December 11, 2003 Introduction A firm's sales and operations planning (S&OP) process starts with the definition of all demands for the firm's goods and services. It formulates game plans that drive supply chain activities to meet those demands. Hence, an effective S&OP game plan requires consideration of both demands and supplies. The nature of each Read More

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