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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 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
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
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
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 First Steps to Achieving Effective Inventory Control
Despite varying locations and industries, distributors worldwide often face similar inventory-related problems. Too much of one product, not enough of another

kanban inventory jit  First Steps to Achieving Effective Inventory Control Despite varying locations and industries, distributors worldwide often face similar inventory-related problems. Too much of one product, not enough of another… and the list goes on. Discover how many forward-thinking distributors have learned to better manage production inventory—and increase efficiency and profitability—with smart inventory management strategies based on tried and proven methods and best practices. 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
Inventory on the Water: Do You Know Where It Is?
Today, more and more companies are purchasing goods from overseas. But once those goods are on the water, many companies find it difficult to keep track of

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What Your Refrigerator Can Teach You about Lean Inventory
A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the

kanban inventory jit  Your Refrigerator Can Teach You about Lean Inventory A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the lowest cost, with the least amount of waste. But what if your replenishment strategy is your distribution center’s weakest link? To improve customer satisfaction and achieve efficiency and balance, your replenishment strategy must consider all the key variables. 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
Leading Airline Improves Inventory Management
Delta is the world’s second largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading US carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 502

kanban inventory jit  Airline Improves Inventory Management Delta is the world’s second largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the leading US carrier across the Atlantic, offering daily flights to 502 destinations in 88 countries. With $1 billion (USD) worth of parts inventory at one time, Delta needed a supply chain system to aid the company’s maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) activities. Learn how Delta implemented a full MRO technology suite from Click Commerce, that focuses on supply chain Read More
Transforming Inventory Into a Strategic Weapon
If you prefer the more productive, long-term approach, check out Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon.

kanban inventory jit  Inventory Into a Strategic Weapon You can view inventory optimization as a one-time fix for quick returns, or a long-term strategy for competitive advantage. If you prefer the more productive, long-term approach, check out Transforming Inventory into a Strategic Weapon . In this practical guide , you''ll learn how best-in-class companies create an ongoing competitive edge by aligning their day-to-day inventory plans with top-level corporate goals. You''ll discover how to define the right supply Read More
The Top Nine Inventory Management Mistakes: Worst Practices and How to Turn Them Around
Every distributor and manufacturer can find ways to optimize processes. But there are key challenges to infusing efficiency and profitability into your

kanban inventory jit  Top Nine Inventory Management Mistakes: Worst Practices and How to Turn Them Around Every distributor and manufacturer can find ways to optimize processes. But there are key challenges to infusing efficiency and profitability into your established inventory management practices. Learn about common challenges and roadblocks to converting inventory from cost to competitive advantage—and learn from the nine “worst practices” that can help you benchmark your current inventory management strategy. 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
How to Optimize Your Inventory and Free Your Capital
Inventory optimization enables companies to improve the performance of both the supply and maintenance functions. Your inventory optimization solution should

kanban inventory jit  to Optimize Your Inventory and Free Your Capital Inventory optimization enables companies to improve the performance of both the supply and maintenance functions. Your inventory optimization solution should not only identify optimal holdings of each item, but do so automatically—and analyze usage, as well as adjust stock holdings and reordering points on an ongoing basis. Find out how inventory optimization can help you reduce downtime and increase productivity. Read More
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