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Line Design in Oracle Flow Manufacturing
You have convinced upper management that flow manufacturing will enable your company to leapfrog the competition. You have appointed a flow process leader, and

flow manufacturing white paper  Design in Oracle Flow Manufacturing You have convinced upper management that flow manufacturing will enable your company to leapfrog the competition. You have appointed a flow process leader, and selected a line for your flow pilot. Now it’s time to physically perform your first line implementation. The big question is, what exactly do you need to do to make the transition from discrete to flow? BEGINLYX Read More...
How to Choose a Manufacturing System
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

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A Manufacturing Imperative: Enterprise SOA
In the past, full efficiency was almost impossible for most manufacturing sites thanks to lack of integration between plant systems and business systems. But

flow manufacturing white paper  and coordinating the process flow. The result is the composition, meaning the plug-and-play assembly of components, which appears as an integrated software application unit – even though the components work differently internally and are provided by different vendors. You can easily switch between components in order to create a new software application supporting a different business process. This is done by replacing the “plug” from one underlying component to another one, based on the information Read More...
Step Up to Lean Manufacturing-Make Value Flow Through Your Bottleneck
Manufacturers everywhere are turning to “lean manufacturing” to help them combat competition from low-cost countries and meet the increasing demands from

flow manufacturing white paper  to Lean Manufacturing-Make Value Flow Through Your Bottleneck Manufacturers everywhere are turning to “lean manufacturing” to help them combat competition from low-cost countries and meet the increasing demands from customers for shorter lead times, more product variety and smaller orders. Lean manufacturing is a philosophy that focuses on customer value-adding activities, elimination of waste and continuous improvement in order to meet pull-driven customer demand. 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

flow manufacturing white paper  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...
Pelion Systems Champions Manufacturing Process Optimization
Manufacturing operations are characterized by a need for factory transformation management. Via software that uses a

flow manufacturing white paper  Systems Champions Manufacturing Process Optimization Background Globalization and outsourcing are proliferating within the manufacturing industry, and most successful companies are implementing demand-driven business models as they seek ways to capture, shape, and respond to the demands of the dynamic global marketplace. This is because as demand visibility improves, manufacturers are called upon to respond to that demand more quickly and with more predictable results. Thus, increasingly, Read More...
Plex Manufacturing Cloud
The Plex Manufacturing Cloud (formerly known as Plex Online) offers more than 350 functional modules that give manufacturers instant access to vital information

flow manufacturing white paper  Manufacturing Cloud The Plex Manufacturing Cloud (formerly known as Plex Online) offers more than 350 functional modules that give manufacturers instant access to vital information and management functions via a simple Web browser. Plex Manufacturing Cloud offers features for virtually every department within a manufacturing operation, including manufacturing operations management (MOM) and quality management systems (QMS) for the shop floor; customer relationship management (CRM) for sales and Read More...
Sage 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

flow manufacturing white paper  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...
Case Study: Manufacturing Time: Nicolet Plastics’ Quick Response Manufacturing Strategy


flow manufacturing white paper  Study: Manufacturing Time: Nicolet Plastics’ Quick Response Manufacturing Strategy Read More...
Plex Manufacturing Cloud Has New User Interface
Making sure that Plex Manufacturing Cloud was fast and easy for the plant worker has always been part of Plex Systems’ DNA, but the product’s computer numeric

flow manufacturing white paper  Manufacturing Cloud Has New User Interface Making sure that Plex Manufacturing Cloud was fast and easy for the plant worker has always been part of Plex Systems ’ DNA, but the product’s computer numeric control (CNC) machine look and feel has traditionally been not that appealing to other roles in a manufacturing company. Over the last year or so, with contracted help from EPAM Systems developers in Belarus and user interface (UI) design suggestions from Two Rivers Consulting , the vendor has Read More...
Moving Beyond Lean Manufacturing to a Lean Supply Chain
Most lean manufacturing deployments target production operations, but can also be extended to other supply chain processes. To realize the multiplicative

flow manufacturing white paper  network Focus on material flow across the entire supply chain Profitably building a lean supply chain network requires that manufacturing operations synchronize with customer demand and produce acceptable quality products as needed. A manufacturing strategy that is based on reduced variability, production to demand, waste elimination, and optimal cycle time will drive over all supply chain success. Manufacturers that cannot control variability will not be able to move toward lean demand driven Read More...
Plex Manufacturing Cloud ERP—Running Your Business from the Shop Floor to the Top Floor
Plex Systems was one of the earliest adopters of the cloud deployment model for software delivery. Plex Systems’ flagship product, Plex Manufacturing Cloud

flow manufacturing white paper  Manufacturing Cloud ERP—Running Your Business from the Shop Floor to the Top Floor Plex Systems was one of the earliest adopters of the cloud deployment model for software delivery. Plex Systems’ flagship product, Plex Manufacturing Cloud (formerly Plex Online), is a SaaS ERP solution that extends beyond the boundaries of typical ERP software for manufacturers to provide a comprehensive “shop floor to top floor” coverage. Find out what this means for its customers in this spotlight report from Read More...
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

flow manufacturing white paper  customers or distribution channels. Flow manufacturing does not address synchronizing around the supply chain, multiple partners, and suppliers, since it is merely a shop-floor execution tool. If only for this reason, enterprises should still use supply chain planning (SCP) for strategic purposes in which multiple departments (sales and operations, inventory, distribution, collaborative demand management, transportation planning, etc.) are involved, such as planning for resources across an organization, Read More...
Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing
Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global''s solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP

flow manufacturing white paper  production lines in a flow manufacturing environment To recap, the QAD Lean software provides a longer term leveling ( heijunka ) calculation to establish a planned level volume and mix of production. In this calculation, done for each pacemaker process, the system calculates a suggested daily schedule leveled into shift increments. This planned schedule is based on takt time, product mix, production interval (EPEI), shift pattern, etc. The pacemaker leveled schedule becomes the MPS for all upstream Read More...

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