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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

lean inventory jit  vendors have been professing lean or flow functionality, most of them still support some nuggets of pseudo JIT ways of accommodating mass customization. Just the support for kanbans or VMI to push inventory elsewhere (e.g., suppliers) rather than to reduce it across the supply chain is a far cry from a true support for lean or flow manufacturing. On the other hand, MRP should not be discounted as useless just like that, since it will often have an important purpose that could and should be used together Read More...
Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain
When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of

lean inventory jit  and e-Kanban) To support lean planning, inventory shipments are dynamically optimized to follow the rhythm of customer demand. kanban, or pull signals received by a customer via EDI or the Web, can be brought into lean planning and demand management so that inventory is built as the customer needs product. Processing customer kanban signals is a part of base MFG/PRO and Lean Manufacturing. Kanban, or pull signals, are sent to the supplier via EDI or the Web. Lean planning allows inventory shipments to be 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

lean inventory jit  to reap the primary lean benefits of smaller lots, shorter lead times, reduced inventory and work-in-process (WIP), and higher quality. Infor , for example, claims that dozens of its customers, operating in a similar environment, have had significant improvements in performance and profitability within two or three months. As long as management buys in, the methods and the tools are available. There is some relativism to be considered, however, since the improvements may not be on par with those obtained Read More...
Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste
A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S''s, visual controls, standardized

lean inventory jit  production. Single-digit Setup Since lean manufacturing requires manufacturers to produce to customer demand only, it requires them to make products in ever smaller batches. This is opposed to the traditional long runs of equipment and the fallacy that it is more efficient to run a big, EOQ-based batch rather to run several shorter ones that include changeovers. Yet, long runs mean large inventories, which in turn tie up large sums of money and keep customers waiting longer for finished goods and 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

lean inventory jit  and Internet visualization facilitate lean by making accurate inventory replenishment information immediately visible, thereby reducing information lead-time and eliminating waste in the flow of material from suppliers to customers. Every-part-every-interval (EPEI) calculations for lean lot sizing, which ensure a valid level schedule based on changeover frequency Takt time calculations , which are used to synchronize the rate of production with the rate of sales (customer demand) Supermarket (buffer) Read More...
Is There a Smarter Way to Handle Excess Active and Obsolete Inventory?
Imagine the convenience of a 24x7 intranet marketplace where companies could sell off their inventory to the highest bidder. FreeFlow is one such business

lean inventory jit  There a Smarter Way to Handle Excess Active and Obsolete Inventory? Excess at-risk inventory ultimately impacts a company''s bottom line. But because companies are more focused on the development and promotion of new products, the problem of excess inventory is seldom a priority. Companies often resort to high-overhead marketing promotions, rebates, or complete inventory write-offs to unload their excess inventory. Let the (Excess) Inventory Flow! Rather than falling back on these detrimental practices Read More...
Workforce and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management
Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper

lean inventory jit  and Expense Management Supports Lean Manufacturing Initiatives: Applying Lean Manufacturing Initiatives to Workforce and Expense Management Lean manufacturing initiatives and strategies can also be effectively applied toward a business’s largest controllable expense: its workforce. This paper examines lean manufacturing workforce management initiatives, the opportunities and benefits they provide, and the enterprise applications available to manage and support them. 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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19 Steps to Maintain an Accurate Inventory What You Must Know About Your Inventory
It takes $2,500 in new sales to make up $100 in lost inventory, assuming a 4 percent return. Keeping an orderly warehouse with up-to-date processes and informed

lean inventory jit  Stock Check Step 4: Clean and organize the warehouse. James Q Wilson and George Keilling developed the Broken Windows Theory which states that Crime is the result of disorder. If a window is broken and not repaired people will conclude that no one cares. Soon more windows will be broken and a sense of anarchy will move to the street upon which it faces. Replace broken window with dirty shelves and it becomes the very relevant Dirty Shelves Theory . An inaccurate inventory is the result of Read More...
Enabling Lean Transformation
This white paper discusses solutions that can be leveraged to help support lean initiatives and foster the growth of a lean business. It explores how a lean

lean inventory jit  Lean Transformation This white paper discusses solutions that can be leveraged to help support lean initiatives and foster the growth of a lean business. It explores how a lean business can benefit greatly from effective modeling, and provides a detailed example of how one software solution can be effectively adapted to a lean approach. Read More...
Going Lean Step By Step with IFS Applications
In the relentless pursuit of profitability and competitiveness, more and more companies are turning to lean manufacturing to reduce or eliminate waste in their

lean inventory jit  Lean Step By Step with IFS Applications In the relentless pursuit of profitability and competitiveness, more and more companies are turning to lean manufacturing to reduce or eliminate waste in their production processes. Once confined to the automotive industry, lean principles are becoming standard operating procedure in many industries today. The reason is simple: When implemented with a good performance management system, lean principles have a proven track record of operational and strategic 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

lean 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...
Effective Inventory Analysis: the 5 Key Measurements
The white paper effective inventory analysis isolates and walks you through five simple measurements that will help you ensure you are maximizing t...

lean inventory jit  Inventory Analysis: the 5 Key Measurements As a distributor or manufacturer, how do you stack up when it comes to monitoring the performance of one of your largest investments: your inventory? Computer-generated reports can be more of a hindrance than a help—many systems produce so many reports, you can drown in them. Measurements that evaluate inventory performance? There are literally hundreds of them, so which ones tell you what you really need to know? The white paper Effective Inventory Read More...
Implementing Lean Manufacturing Principles in an A&D Environment
Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy, enabled and supported by various techniques, to eliminate non-value adding activity. However, aerospace and

lean inventory jit  Lean Manufacturing Principles in an A&D Environment Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy, enabled and supported by various techniques, to eliminate non-value adding activity. However, aerospace and defense (A&D) government regulations impose very different business practices from those followed in the commercial sector. Can lean manufacturing principles really work in A&D? The answer: it depends on the architecture of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Read More...
Intentia Presents: An Action Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry
Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In

lean inventory jit  Plan for Building a Lean Supply Chain in the Apparel Industry Lean supply chain management and lean sourcing strategies are relatively new to the apparel industry, generating more talk than broad implementation to date. In this the final paper of our “Lean Is Fashionable” thought leadership series, we define a lean supply chain action plan with five concrete steps for building a collaborative infrastructure between your company and other members of your supply network. These represent an eleven year Read More...

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