Whatever the reasons for pursuing a lead-time reduction strategy, time compression across all company processes is critical to growth, and in some cases means survival for today's manufacturers. Learn about the complementary nature of enterprise resource planning (ERP), value chain exceleration, and quick response manufacturing (QRM).
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Repetitive manufacturing and demand flow techniques require a fundamental change in the manufacturing process. It takes into account, and goes beyond, principles that have been used in many time-compression projects, such as small lot sizes, product-oriented layout with local control, JIT and Kanban. It simplifies operations and reduces paperwork by eliminating work orders, reducing items and levels in BOM''s, and incorporating high-level MRP planning on a daily flow basis at a component level rather than