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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...
Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary
For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI

flow manufacturing white paper  with Lean''s emphasis on flow of materials into and out of plants, implementation rates in these three areas are even higher for plants following Lean Manufacturing, Lean and Six Sigma, or TPS: 99%, 55%, and 53%, respectively. In which departments has your improvement methodology been implemented? (multiple responses allowed)   All Plants U.S. Canada (N) 871 739 132 Production 86.1% 86.5% 84.1% Materials management 46.8% 46.8% 47.0% Shipping and logistics 43.1% 44.0% 37.9% Purchasing 32.5% 31.9% 35.6% 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...
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

flow manufacturing white paper  financial software | manufacturing flow | manufacturing forecasting | manufacturing industry | manufacturing industry accounting | manufacturing inventory | manufacturing inventory control | manufacturing inventory control software | manufacturing inventory software | manufacturing inventory system | manufacturing inventory systems | manufacturing layout | manufacturing nagement | manufacturing nagement software | manufacturing nagement system | manufacturing terial | manufacturing method | manufacturing Read More...
Transitioning to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing
Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom

flow manufacturing white paper  to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom lines. In other words, lean is more than an advantage: it is a competitive necessity. Oracle’s Flow Manufacturing module capabilities in lean execution can enable the transition from a discrete, push-based manufacturing environment to a flow, pull-based one. Read More...
ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)
A multinational consulting company specializing in industrial automation was looking for a fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to

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IFS Applications (v. 7.5) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation

flow manufacturing white paper  Applications (v. 7.5) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the 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 Read More...
Case Study: Process Manufacturing
With 2008 sales of over $10 billion, a global process manufacturer realized that strategic focus on pricing was critical to enhancing its competitiveness and

flow manufacturing white paper  Study: Process Manufacturing With 2008 sales of over $10 billion, a global process manufacturer realized that strategic focus on pricing was critical to enhancing its competitiveness and overall profitability. A key element of the company’s pricing and profitability initiative was to invest in an enterprise-wide pricing solution, to take advantage of ongoing pricing opportunities. Find out about the price management solution the company chose. Read More...
Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part One: Introduction
As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes.

flow manufacturing white paper  this article, process and continuous-flow manufacturing are treated as synonymous. Continuous-flow manufacturing is the eradication of product stagnation in and between processes. Once a product has entered the manufacturing process, it moves on without having to be stored. Special considerations to establish a continuous-flow operation, such one-piece-at-a-time production and multi-process handling, , will not be addressed in this article. This is Part One of a three-part note. Part Two discusses Read More...
Aptean 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

flow manufacturing white paper  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...
Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean
There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there

flow manufacturing white paper  become as the information flows seamlessly through these nodes, hubs, customers, and suppliers—regardless of whether these sites are under your direct control or not. Begin to see multisite functionality for what it is: a tool for collaboration up and down the supply chain. Master data management is key, particularly for companies that have recently experienced merger or acquisition activity . Master data management will bring efficiencies to companies that, in different departments, have multiple Read More...
Giving Manufacturing Companies a Fast Start
The all-in-one manufacturing functionality supports industry best practices in the following categories:materials management; production planning ...

flow manufacturing white paper  Manufacturing Companies a Fast Start Are you in a hurry to make your manufacturing operation more efficient and competitive? With SAP''s Business All-in-One Fast-start Program, you can find everything you need to get started today and to build for the future. The All-in-One manufacturing functionality supports industry best practices in the following categories: materials management production planning and control sales and distribution logistics, product lifecycle management (PLM), and quality Read More...
CRM for Manufacturing vs. Regular CRM
A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog post called Customer Relationship Manufacturing. In this blog post, I described the symbiosis between the sales and

flow manufacturing white paper  to be an ongoing flow of communication between sales, production, and customers. Usually, enterprise resource planning (ERP) or CRM systems provide reliable collaboration in one direction only: either sales with production (in an ERP product) or sales with customers (in CRM solutions). Both ways, the information from the customer does not get to the shop floor or it gets there garbled. To address this, business software vendors adopted two strategies: •    Integrate ERP and CRM into a single product Read More...
Primary Metal Manufacturing
The primary metal manufacturing industry includes manufacturers of iron, aluminum, steel, titanium, copper, and other metals@with steel representing the largest

flow manufacturing white paper  Metal Manufacturing The primary metal manufacturing industry includes manufacturers of iron, aluminum, steel, titanium, copper, and other metals—with steel representing the largest segment of the market by far. The industry also includes manufacturers and processors in related industries like automotive manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, and construction. Challenges for primary metal manufacturers are rooted in the highly competitive nature of the market, volatile global economic conditions, Read More...

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