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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...
Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part 1: Tutorial
Flow manufacturing leverages techniques to help manufacturers create any product on any given day, in any given quantity including the

kanban inventory jit  processes, eliminate waste, use kanban signals to replenish supplies and are subject to continuous improvement. (The Japanese word kanban, according to the APICS Dictionary , loosely translated, means card, billboard, or sign, and the term is often used synonymously for the specific JIT scheduling system developed and used by the Toyota Corporation in Japan. It is a pull system where workstations signal with a card or something similar when parts are to be withdrawn from feeding operations or suppliers.) 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...
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

kanban inventory jit  via shipping schedule, broadcast, kanban , or an inventory minimum or maximum signal. Shipping instructions can be received via traditional EDI. Supplier and kanban visualization modules allow suppliers to view shipping authorizations through a Web browser. All the above tools aim to enable lean enterprises to minimize inventory carrying costs and speed the flow of information across their extended supply chain. Supply Visualization QAD MFG/PRO Lean Manufacturing functions operate in conjunction with QAD 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...
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...
Better Inventory Management: Big Challenges, Big Data, Emerging Solutions
Effective inventory control and management is a vital function to help insure the continued success of distribution and manufacturing and companies. Learn about

kanban inventory jit  Inventory Management: Big Challenges, Big Data, Emerging Solutions Effective inventory control and management is a vital function to help insure the continued success of distribution and manufacturing and companies. Learn about new, flexible, and more refined tools that provide for dynamic optimization of inventories to maximize customer service, throughput, and market share, while decreasing inventory investment and lowering costs. Read More...
RockySoft Inventory Management Suite
RockySoft''s Web-based inventoy management modules for distribution and manufacturing include Active Inventory Manager, Demand Management, Demand

kanban inventory jit  Inventory Management Suite RockySoft''s Web-based inventoy management modules for distribution and manufacturing include Active Inventory Manager, Demand Management, Demand Collaboration Portal, Economic Order Manager, Requirements Planner, Capable to Promise, Supplier Portal, and Vendor Managed Inventory. Read More...
How Better Inventory Planning Can Unlock New Profit Potential for Distributors
Distributors increasingly play a value-added role in the supply chain. To remain competitive, they must rapidly react to the slightest changes in demand. But

kanban inventory jit  Better Inventory Planning Can Unlock New Profit Potential for Distributors Distributors increasingly play a value-added role in the supply chain. To remain competitive, they must rapidly react to the slightest changes in demand. But current forecasting techniques and the tools most distributors use don’t allow the needed long-term visibility. Discover how new solutions for demand planning can address the challenges of forecasting, and reduce obsolescence and the cost of inventory investment. Read More...
10 Tips for Perfect (Nearly!) Inventory Accuracy
Even though we have made enormous advances in technology and business processes, many organizations and manufacturers still cannot perform basic warehouse

kanban inventory jit  Tips for Perfect (Nearly!) Inventory Accuracy Even though we have made enormous advances in technology and business processes, many organizations and manufacturers still cannot perform basic warehouse operations without going into reactive mode. This is mainly due to a lack of proper or basic inventory record maintenance and accuracy. Some organizations don’t measure inventory in an accurate manner, or they don’t even have such measurements in place. Organizations need to understand that there are Read More...
Using Supply Chain Design and Optimization to Reduce Inventory
Historically, companies have invested in tactical and operational supply chain technology solutions. These solutions helped model and operate existing supply

kanban inventory jit  Supply Chain Design and Optimization to Reduce Inventory Historically, companies have invested in tactical and operational supply chain technology solutions. These solutions helped model and operate existing supply chains, without addressing overall supply chain design and strategy. Companies are increasingly turning to strategic solutions such as supply chain design and optimization (SCDO) to help satisfy customer demand while balancing limitations on supply and the need for operational efficiency. Read More...
CSN Achieves Streamlined Order & Inventory Management, Improves Customer Service


kanban inventory jit  Achieves Streamlined Order & Inventory Management, Improves Customer Service Read More...
Best Practices in Demand and Inventory Planning for Chemical Companies
Supply chain planning involves functions such as demand forecasting and planning, distribution inventory planning, and plant capacity planning and scheduling

kanban inventory jit  Practices in Demand and Inventory Planning for Chemical Companies Supply chain planning involves functions such as demand forecasting and planning, distribution inventory planning, and plant capacity planning and scheduling. The right mix of strategy, education, and systems can have a very high impact on a manufacturer’s overall operations—and ultimately its bottom line. Understand how supply chain functions such as demand and inventory planning can positively impact your company. 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...
Let the (Excess) Inventory Flow!
Because companies focus primarily on new product development and promotion, the problem of excess and obsolete inventory, once addressed, often leads to both

kanban inventory jit  the (Excess) Inventory Flow! The conundrum of inventory management and the notion of inventory as a necessary evil (or the asset versus liability dilemma) have long been haunting and bedazzling operations and financial and accounting managers. It is a well-known fact that managing inventory risk is about managing the cost of maintaining unnecessarily high levels of inventory against the risk of running out of stock at a crucial moment of truth (MOT) when a customer actually wants something. In a Read More...

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