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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
MRP Success Story: Swiss American Products
Learn how Swiss-American Inc., a leading manufacturer of medical products, improved the accuracy of its inventory levels by adopting a new manufacturing system

kanban inventory jit  Success Story: Swiss American Products Learn how Swiss-American Inc., a leading manufacturer of medical products, improved the accuracy of its inventory levels by adopting a new manufacturing system complete lot traceability, manufacturing resource planning (MRP), purchasing, and manufacturing projections. Read More...
Can You Bring Cost Down through Better Inventory Management?
In my previous blog I discussed two approaches to bringing down your cost: cost cutting and cost reducing, with regards to the overall supply chain network. The

kanban inventory jit  You Bring Cost Down through Better Inventory Management? In my previous blog I discussed two approaches to bringing down your cost: cost cutting and cost reducing , with regards to the overall supply chain network. The most effective way of cost reduction in supply chain is through the collaborative effort of the whole organization. As discussed previously, the supply chain has various areas where cost reduction can be done, but for this blog, I want to focus on cost reduction with better or best Read More...
Fixed Asset Inventory Best Practices
Asset management cannot be successfully implemented by your accounting department alone (or any other single department). That’s why you should be on top of

kanban inventory jit  Asset Inventory Best Practices Asset management cannot be successfully implemented by your accounting department alone (or any other single department). That’s why you should be on top of today’s asset management climate and the tools available to improve controls. Learn about approaches that are getting results, and find out what doesn’t work (and why). Finally, get the lowdown on best practices which have proved both effective and durable. Read More...
Less Stock, More Profit: Inventory Optimization
Inventory optimization is the area where most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations get the highest and fastest return on investment (ROI)

kanban inventory jit  Stock, More Profit: Inventory Optimization Less Stock, More Profit: Inventory Optimization If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. IBS is a world-leading supplier of business systems and supply chain management solutions to distribution and manufacturing companies. Source : IBS Resources Related to Inventory : Inventory (Wikipedia) Less Stock, More Profit: Inventory Optimization Inventory is also known as : Inventory 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...
Managing Mountains of Inventory Data, Hexion Ensures Sustainable Growth and Profits
For thermosetting resins producer Hexion Specialty Chemicals, a portfolio of over 50,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) created unique supply chain efficiency

kanban inventory jit  Mountains of Inventory Data, Hexion Ensures Sustainable Growth and Profits For thermosetting resins producer Hexion Specialty Chemicals, a portfolio of over 50,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) created unique supply chain efficiency challenges. Hexion needed better supply chain management—the key to sustaining growth and profits. In adopting Zemeter solutions, Hexion reduced inventory by more than 20 percent and increased margins—exactly what Hexion needed to stay competitive on a global scale Read More...
Retail Systems: A Primer
The core components of a retail information system are inventory management, inventory optimization, revenue management, sales management, and reports and

kanban inventory jit  Systems: A Primer Introduction Although many people recognize technology terms such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) or supply chain management (SCM), RMM and MMS are acronyms that lack such widespread awareness. Moreover, the terms retail merchandise management system (RMM) and merchandise management system (MMS) likely have little more market recognition than their acronyms. Despite their relative anonymity, these systems, also known as retail ERP systems, are the enterprise back-office 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...
Replenish on Time, In Sequence with QAD JIT Sequencing Solution
Read about how QAD JIT Sequencing (JIT/S) is helping automotive suppliers execute JIT delivery of custom configured products to their customers. Results

kanban inventory jit  on Time, In Sequence with QAD JIT Sequencing Solution Read about how QAD JIT Sequencing (JIT/S) is helping automotive suppliers execute JIT delivery of custom configured products to their customers. Results: reduced inventory levels, improved order management and cost avoidance caused by expediting activities in the supply chain. Read More...

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