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Kawasaki Plant Switches to Electronic Kanban System Using LANSA''s Technology
There was a new LANSA case study released yesterday that really grabbed my attention. LANSA is a Chicago-based developer and IT services provider that is

kanban inventory jit  where a paper card-based Kanban inventory method has been successfully used for a long time. However, according to the manufacturer, this system has its own issues related to the cards themselves and employee discipline issues. So a decision was made to develop a new electronic Kanban system in-house using the existing IBM i LANSA ERP and its brand new development tool. As a result, a team of developers was able to create and install an eKanban system on the first assembly line in two months using the Read More
Production Management Research
Primarily due to rapid development of technology in the past thirty years, the market structure throughout the world has changed considerably. Local markets

kanban inventory jit  machines. In this strategy, kanban card plays the dual role of controlling inventory as well as triggering production and thereby determining the throughput for different products. Push System On the other hand, the production triggers in the push strategy are based on due dates of customer orders or desired inventory levels. Therefore this system appears to be better equipped for environments with changing product mix, infrequent orders or custom jobs. In push strategy; production is triggered in the Read More
The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

kanban inventory jit  system using a two-bin kanban method. This prevents the shop floor from being flooded with inventory and WIP, and the result is shorter production cycle times and improved inventory control. With JIT, production planning centers efforts on takt time, and the result is that production volumes are determined by the market rate of pull. Process improvement is achieved by gradually reducing kanban size and monitoring decreased inventory, but JIT is useful mainly where demand is relatively stable and there is Read More
Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and

kanban inventory jit  preliminary/rough-cut line balancing and kanban planning. Enterprises use SCP for strategic purposes such as to plan for resources across an organization, prepare for promotions, negotiate long-term contracts, establish objectives, and coordinate multisite operations, whereby sales and operations, inventory, distribution, collaborative demand management, transportation planning and other departments are all involved. Flow manufacturing does not address synchronizing around the supply chain, multiple Read More
QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately
QAD has been pulling through the downturn with a real strength (especially in terms of new licenses, and with a strong balance sheet and declining debt), a

kanban inventory jit  synchronize inventory with demand. Kanban Visualization enhances inventory management for companies that use the kanban production model, since it presents the status and quantity of kanbans graphically so that suppliers can see when stock needs replenishing, enabling them to print kanban cards immediately, instead of waiting for the customer to send a copy. Its open Application Programming Interface (API) supposedly integrates with manufacturers'' existing enterprise systems. Kanban Visualization also Read More
They Know When You Have Gas
A deal with the American Petroleum Exchange will allow members to have “up-to-the-minute” inventory data on their petroleum storage tanks.

kanban inventory jit  Know When You Have Gas They Know When You Have Gas A. Turner - October 10, 2000 Event Summary On September 29, 2000, the Veeder-Root Company, a supplier of equipment and services for fuel management, and the American Petroleum Exchange, an e-marketplace for refined petroleum products, announced a Strategic Alliance. The agreement makes Veeder-Root''s Fuel Management Service available on the American Petroleum Exchange''s website (www.apexchange.com). The deal enables Exchange members, which include many Read More
The Power of Inventory Control: How Integrated, Serialized Inventory Tracking Delivers a Competitive Advantage
Today’s manufacturers work hard to meet customer delivery schedules with quality parts while reducing costs. Those companies that can meet these demands can

kanban inventory jit  Power of Inventory Control: How Integrated, Serialized Inventory Tracking Delivers a Competitive Advantage Today’s manufacturers work hard to meet customer delivery schedules with quality parts while reducing costs. Those companies that can meet these demands can reduce work-in-process inventories and minimize production costs. But many fail at this due to inefficient material handling and inventory control. See how advanced ERP systems reflect the physical reality of the material handling process Read More
Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System Part Three: Business Case for Inventory Optimization Solutions
Inventory Optimization software recognizes that different industries have different inventory profiles and requirements. Research has indicated that solutions

kanban inventory jit  Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System Part Three: Business Case for Inventory Optimization Solutions The Case for an Inventory Optimization Solution Inventory Optimization solutions allow an organization to achieve a balance between the most efficient investment in inventory and highest customer service levels. One such misconception is that existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can handle inventory management adequately. For small distributors not working in complex en Read More
Waer Systems—Integration, Process, and Presentation in the Supply Chain
Long known as a supply chain firm with specialized capabilities around warehouse and inventory management, U.K.-based Waer Systems has never been one to sit

kanban inventory jit  and adjacent technologies (RFID, kanban, vendor managed inventory (VMI), kitting, cross docking and batch/lot tracking). While many would describe (and have described) Waer Systems as a supply chain solutions and services company, Waer prefers to refer to itself as an agile software development company delivering niche supply chain, integration, and business intelligence capabilities to large enterprises. Being a smaller outfit that cannot afford not to be agile (they have some 15 employees), Waer makes Read More
APICS 2009 Preview Webinar Series, Session 5: Managing Inventory in a Changing Economy
The 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo is starting next week in Toronto (Canada). One of the educational tracks is focusing on how to manage inventory

kanban inventory jit  2009 Preview Webinar Series, Session 5: Managing Inventory in a Changing Economy The 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo is starting next week in Toronto (Canada). One of the educational tracks is focusing on how to manage inventory in a changing economy. As inventory is a challenging issue for all types of manufacturing organizations, regardless of industry. If an organization can manage its inventory without losing focus on demand and where its dollars are being spent, it may achieve its Read More
Inventory and Lead Times - Understanding Decoupling Points
While inventory is necessary in manufacturing, most companies would like to reduce their inventory, but only if that did not cause problems. Managing inventory

kanban inventory jit  and Lead Times - Understanding Decoupling Points While inventory is necessary in manufacturing, most companies would like to reduce their inventory, but only if that did not cause problems. Managing inventory according to decoupling theory is the most effective approach to reducing (the wrong kinds of) inventory without damaging service level—without increasing the risk of shortages that disrupt production (components and materials) and hurt customer service (finished goods). Read more. Read More
Establishing Standards for Automotive Inventory Visibility and Interoperability
As globalization, competition, and downward price pressures show no signs of easing, lean manufacturing—matching supply to demand, eliminating waste, and

kanban inventory jit  Standards for Automotive Inventory Visibility and Interoperability As globalization, competition, and downward price pressures show no signs of easing, lean manufacturing—matching supply to demand, eliminating waste, and streamlining operations—still holds great promise for automotive suppliers to meet this challenges. Read More
Zooming into an Inventory Free Flow
FreeFlow, a provider of business services with a patented technology, aims to help companies improve product life cycle profitability by providing a unique

kanban inventory jit  into an Inventory Free Flow The convenience of a 24x7 intranet marketplace may be the answer to a company''s end-of-lifecycle (EOL) inventory ills. Entering their products into an online auction portal, companies can sell off their excess inventory to the highest bidder, and buyers can purchase needed items for a steal. Is There a Smarter Way to Handle Excess Active and Obsolete Inventory? Given that one man''s challenge often presents another man''s opportunity, this brings us again to FreeFlow ( Read More
WorkWise''s eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory
Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has

kanban inventory jit  s eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has evolved into an expert user of the entire suite of TCM applications, including MRP, MPS, and Shop Floor Control with complex scheduling. One of their main objectives was the ability to bin track and optimize inventory, leading both to cost savings and also Read More

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