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Managing complexity while enhancing agility is a real challenge. To respond to customer needs, manufacturers must reduce their time to market and time to volume. And to respond to demand and supply shifts, they must be able to adapt to changing situations. To meet these challenges, companies require integrated solutions ensuring that manufacturing runs at the pace of their business.
: SAP Manufacturing SAP Manufacturing Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: Managing complexity while enhancing agility is a real challenge. To respond to customer needs, manufacturers must reduce their time to market and time to volume. And to respond to demand and supply shifts, they must be able to adapt to changing situations. To meet these challenges, companies require integrated solutions ensuring that manufacturing runs at the pace of their business. SAP Manufacturing
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In the manufacturing arena, lean is a top topic. And though companies expect a big payoff from the lean approach to manufacturing—including increases in production capacity and product quality, reduced production time and inventories, etc.—there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ philosophy of applying lean principles to every manufacturing organization. Find out how you need to view lean to get the most out of it for your particular organization.
: Disqus Related Topics: Discrete Manufacturing, Engineer-to-Order (ETO), Inventory Management, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Product Information Management (PIM), Purchasing Management, Mixed-mode Manufacturing, Quality Management, Sales Management, Shipping and Receiving Related Industries: Manufacturing, Industry Independent Related Keywords: lean , lean manufacturing, lean principles, lean manufacturer, Glovia, Glovia International, Glovia g2 Source:
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Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical areas of hidden waste are over-production, waiting, transportation, over-processing, motion, excessive inventory, and defective units.
: Lean Manufacturing: A Primer Lean Manufacturing: A Primer P.J. Jakovljevic - February 13, 2006 Read Comments Introduction It is not exactly breaking news that, due to the need for driving down costs and increasing efficiency, manufacturers (if not enterprises of all kinds) are increasingly subject to massive pressures. These pressures, however, often invalidate the traditional materials requirements planning (MRP) batch- and push-based production planning and associated economies of scale product costing
How to Choose a Manufacturing System
Your Challenge: Get Decision Makers' Approval for a Manufacturing System. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Bound. If you’ve worked for more than one manufacturing company, you know that each one is different. Different processes, systems, problems—all these variations mean you need a system tailored to your needs. And with so many available solutions, you could spend months looking at demos, and still not find it. However, you can start by asking yourself eight simple questions.
: Disqus Related Topics: Discrete Manufacturing, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Process Manufacturing, Return on Investment (ROI) Related Industries: Manufacturing Source: Sage Learn more about Sage Readers who downloaded this white paper also read these popular documents! Extending BI’s Reach: Anticipate Outcomes, Forecast Results, and Respond Proactively Sales Process Map Best Practices for ERP Implementation Best Practices for Fixed Asset Managers Talent Management for Small and
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How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing is a transformational exercise that requires an organization to cast aside long-held beliefs and business processes. The five main steps to achieving lean transition are defining value, mapping the value stream, making the activities flow, responding to customer demand, and continuous improvement.
: in one transaction for discrete times or time buckets. Such schedule level management tools can enable users to receive demands with different levels of accuracy or validity from different partners within the customer organization, while managing different types of demands, such as consolidated customer forecasts, customer forecasts, customer call-offs and JIT call-offs, customer sales reports, and sales statistics. The tool can be either integrated with various electronic data interchange (EDI)
TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide
You're a step ahead with TEC's Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer's Guide. While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers is still relatively new. Many companies are just beginning to adopt an approach that provides measurable results. Learn how reducing waste and creating efficiencies within your company can make a difference to the environment, the economy, and your bottom line.
: TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide TEC Lean and Green Manufacturing Buyer’s Guide Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Document Type: TEC Buyer s Guide Description: While the need for sustainable development is affecting how organizations do business, the idea of environmental and corporate responsibility as value drivers is still relatively new. Many companies are just beginning to adopt an approach that provides measurable results. Learn how reducing waste and creating efficiencies
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Real-time Collaborative Manufacturing
To effectively serve their customers, operations managers need to have visibility as well as control of the delivery and quality of their outsourced components. And because supply chain management is such a critical part of the manufacturing process, it’s important to have the right tools to optimize performance. Find out how real-time collaborative manufacturing is now helping to solve some key manufacturing problems.
: Real-time Collaborative Manufacturing Real-time Collaborative Manufacturing Source: Rockwell Automation Document Type: White Paper Description: To effectively serve their customers, operations managers need to have visibility as well as control of the delivery and quality of their outsourced components. And because supply chain management is such a critical part of the manufacturing process, it’s important to have the right tools to optimize performance. Find out how real-time collaborative
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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 requirements. However, market ambiguity and functional overlap with enterprise resource planning systems obscure what an MES can bring to an enterprise.
: used at an electronics discrete manufacturing facility is similar only in concept to one used at a food processing plant, and these differ substantially from that used by a pharmaceutical or chemical manufacturer. Time and experience have led the most successful vendors to pursue a “narrow-and-deep” strategy, and to devote their software development to the industries they know best. Even still, the names given to the various components of the execution systems vary greatly among industries and even
Planning for Manufacturing Exceptions
No matter how sophisticated your ERP solution may be, the most critical factor in its success will be how well it handles exceptions--the seemingly quixotic mission of planning for the unplanned. These issues outside your established operational parameters can include supply, operational and demand exceptions, and can have a
: Planning for Manufacturing Exceptions Planning for Manufacturing Exceptions Source: Thoughtful Document Type: White Paper Description: No matter how sophisticated your ERP solution may be, the most critical factor in its success will be how well it handles exceptions--the seemingly quixotic mission of planning for the unplanned. These issues outside your established operational parameters can include supply, operational and demand exceptions, and can have a butterfy effect on your enterprise--impacting
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: SaaS-ing the Manufacturing Opportunity SaaS-ing the Manufacturing Opportunity P.J. Jakovljevic - December 14, 2007 Read Comments 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
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: block. Thus, where with discrete manufacturing one talks of parts or components, with process manufacturing one speaks of ingredients. Similarly, formulas take the place of bills of materials (BOMs), and convertible units of measure (i.e., pounds, bags, boxes, ounces, and liters) can be related to units. Thus, food, beverages, chemicals, paints, drugs, and many consumer packaged good s (CPG) are produced quite differently than their discrete counterparts. This is because process manufacturing typically
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