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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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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 going to achieve it without adopting many of the tools, techniques, and principles that commonly reside within all of them. Some philosophies require a more intense re-engineering of processes and products than others. This paper addresses the various components and strategies for becoming a demand-driven organization, and how Cincom’s solutions can help you achieve that goal.

flow manufacturing white paper jit  Demand Flow Technology (DFT) Flow Manufacturing Toyota Production System (TPS) Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) There is some significant confusion about the definitions of Flow versus Lean Manufacturing. Is Demand Flow Technology (DFT) really Lean plus Agile with a little bit of JIT thrown in? Isn''t Lean really just a more generic term for the Toyota Production System'' It has been said that Flow Manufacturing is very similar to Lean Manufacturing or even Agile Manufacturing, not to mention several Read More

Optimize Internal Supply Chain


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Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics


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flow manufacturing white paper jit  systems that enable the flow of information (visibility prior to and after shipping of physical goods, resources and available capacity in the supply chain) may provide Logistics Managers with just the right tools for this task. This paper discusses best practices observed from the most successful Inbound Logistics Programs of manufacturing organizations in the automotive industry and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) manufacturer. It also discusses the role of a 3PL services provider (focusing on Read More

Supporting the Lean Value Stream with Technology Solutions


In today’s manufacturing environment, suppliers and manufacturers alike need to be highly selective when choosing an enterprise resource planning vendor to support their product-specific Lean value-streams. Technology is a key element in the success of Lean manufacturing, and should be selected with an eye to the entire value-stream. Infor examines all elements of a Lean value-stream in this must-read white paper.

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Quick Response Manufacturing: ERP and Value Chain Acceleration


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flow manufacturing white paper jit  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 Read More

Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009


A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing information, financial information and reports and is a useful tool in the decision-making process.

flow manufacturing white paper jit  to facilitate small-lot continuous flow production. Component inventory is located in a floor stock area near the work cell, along with other required resources, to support a point-of-use strategy. A work cell represents a simpler alternative for modeling lean scenarios in comparison to the use of Dynamics AX work centers and routing data. You indicate the work cell for producing an item as part of the kanban policies for a fixed or PTO manufacturing kanban. The list of empty kanbans by work cell Read More

Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP)


The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection.

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SCT Corporation: The Last Viable Process Manufacturing Vendor Standing?


Although a relative newcomer, the Process Manufacturing Solutions division of SCT has been able to remain focused on the process manufacturing industry. With the exit or weakening position of most other process-focused vendors, SCT should thrive. However, its low profile marketing strategy, undeveloped channel and a limited number of implementation partners are some of the challenges it has yet to surmount.

flow manufacturing white paper jit  Corporation: The Last Viable Process Manufacturing Vendor Standing? SCT Corporation: The Last Viable Process Manufacturing Vendor Standing? P.J. Jakovljevic & P. Catz - January 15, 2001 Vendor Summary SCT Corporation provides enterprise software for a certain number of industries and provides a range of IT services, including outsourcing, systems implementation, systems integration and maintenance and enhancements. Founded in 1968 with headquarters in Malvern, PA, USA, SCT Corporation generated $436 Read More

UNIT4 ekon 6.0 for Discrete Manufacturing Certification Report


UNIT4 ekon is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for discrete manufacturing in the Discrete Manufacturing 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 commentary.

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Sage 500 ERP for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report


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flow manufacturing white paper jit  500 ERP for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the Process Manufacturing 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, Read More

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Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing


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flow manufacturing white paper jit  Manufacturing (ERP) The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes Read More

Aptean Ross ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report


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flow manufacturing white paper jit  Ross ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report Aptean Ross ERP is now certified in the process manufacturing (ERP) software solution space. The Ross ERP business platform support is rich and full-featured, providing all the key tools an organization needs to make the most out of an ERP system investment. Download the Aptean Ross ERP certification report now for product analysis, comparison with the average ERP for process manufacturing solution, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More