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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

lean manufacturing flow jit  Tutorial Flow Manufacturing The lean manufacturing support philosophy has recently received increased interest, potentially allowing it to break like a huge wave across industry. The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems of the 1990s have been burdened with the liability of carrying on some well-publicized Material Requirements Planning (MRP) problems like complex bills of material (BOMs), inefficient workflows and unnecessary transactions, activities, and data collections. While several years ago Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical

lean manufacturing flow jit  increased interest in the lean manufacturing support philosophy. To understand this trend, one need look no further than the enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems of the 1990s, which, unfortunately, are cognitive (i.e., sending well-devised plans of mice and men , which, without feedback from the real-world would often go astray ) rather than reflexive in nature. In addition, there is a host of other well-publicized MRP-related problems, such as complex bills of material (BOMs), inefficient 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 manufacturing flow jit  tools and practices of lean manufacturing have long been used to curb or eliminate some of these types of waste. Note that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list, nor are the items within it in any particular order of importance. This is Part Two of a multi-part note. The Five S''s The first practice mentioned here sprang from the same Japanese system that originally gave birth to lean manufacturing. The five S ''s is a methodology for organizing, cleaning, developing, and sustaining a productive work 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 manufacturing flow jit  Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing How Are Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Addressing Lean Manufacturing? Given the current massive interest in lean manufacturing, the time has come for prominent enterprise systems providers to communicate their views and experience in lean manufacturing, and the range of solutions and tools that they offer to support organizations with a lean manufacturing philosophy. What follows are some notable examples of vendors that support many lean tools 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 manufacturing flow jit  of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena Limitations of Flow Manufacturing Just as manufacturing realities are continuously changing, so is lean thinking evolving. For example, traditionally, given competitive realities, it was almost exclusively automotive companies that deployed lean techniques such as kanban and sequencing. Today, however, there are some strong indications that only one in five companies using kanban are in the automotive industry. This is Part Six of a multi-part note. Read More...
ERP in Manufacturing 2012: The Evolving ERP Strategy
This Aberdeen Group report, based on over 170 survey respondents in manufacturing, provides best-in-class manufacturing approaches to ERP strategy. Today, 92

lean manufacturing flow jit  in Manufacturing 2012: The Evolving ERP Strategy This Aberdeen Group report, based on over 170 survey respondents in manufacturing, provides best-in-class manufacturing approaches to ERP strategy. Today, 92% of manufacturers have implemented ERP. Still, recent data finds that a successful ERP implementation goes well beyond just putting it into place. ERP, and the organization itself, should be constantly moving forward. Successful manufacturers tailor ERP in reaction to business change and needs Read More...
Adaptive Manufacturing: Enabling the Lean Six Sigma Enterprise
Enabling lean manufacturing and six sigma principles to improve operations requires a nontraditional approach. The old idea that lean manufacturing and six

lean manufacturing flow jit  Six Sigma Enterprise Enabling lean manufacturing and six sigma principles to improve operations requires a nontraditional approach. The old idea that lean manufacturing and six sigma principles don’t require IT isn’t valid anymore. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) applications are critical for enabling holistic, lean manufacturing operations, and work hand-in-hand to better enable consumption—not forecasts—to drive replenishment. Read More...
Case Study: Process Manufacturing
With 2008 sales of over $10 billion, a global process manufacturer realized that strategic focus on pricing was critical to enhancing its competitiveness and

lean manufacturing flow jit  Study: Process Manufacturing With 2008 sales of over $10 billion, a global process manufacturer realized that strategic focus on pricing was critical to enhancing its competitiveness and overall profitability. A key element of the company’s pricing and profitability initiative was to invest in an enterprise-wide pricing solution, to take advantage of ongoing pricing opportunities. Find out about the price management solution the company chose. Read More...
Cloud ERP for Manufacturing: 6 Considerations
There is no shortage of cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software offerings nowadays, for almost any vertical manufacturing market segment. But

lean manufacturing flow jit  ERP for Manufacturing: 6 Considerations While cloud computing is still hot, the conversations I’ve been having with people who are in the process of selecting an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for their manufacturing business express a lot of skepticism, uncertainty, and concern about the applicability of cloud software to their business. There is no shortage of software-as-a-service (SaaS)–based manufacturing ERP software offerings nowadays, for almost any vertical manufacturing Read More...
Case Study: Manufacturing Time: Nicolet Plastics’ Quick Response Manufacturing Strategy


lean manufacturing flow jit  Study: Manufacturing Time: Nicolet Plastics’ Quick Response Manufacturing Strategy Read More...
Selecting ERP for Your Defense Manufacturing Business
In this white paper, how the unique characteristics of a defense manufacturing operation lead to separate and distinct needs in the area of enterprise software

lean manufacturing flow jit  ERP for Your Defense Manufacturing Business In this white paper, how the unique characteristics of a defense manufacturing operation lead to separate and distinct needs in the area of enterprise software is discussed, including enterprise resources planning (ERP) and software for maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) and maintenance activities. Read More...
Sage 500 ERP for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the

lean manufacturing flow jit  500 ERP for Process Manufacturing ERP Certification Report Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the Process Manufacturing ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, Read More...
Epicor Manufacturing Overview: Business Without Barriers
Epicor Manufacturing is a tightly integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution built on a true service-oriented architecture. The product is

lean manufacturing flow jit  Manufacturing Overview: Business Without Barriers Epicor Manufacturing is a tightly integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution built on a true service-oriented architecture. The product is distinguished by its increasingly broad focus on planning and managing all resources, both within and across location and company boundaries. Learn more about Epicor Manufacturing in this comprehensive brochure. Read More...
SaaS-ing the Manufacturing Opportunity
The software as a service (SaaS) delivery model is here to stay, and most vendors have noticed. Recently, the endorsement for SaaS in the realm of manufacturing

lean manufacturing flow jit  ing the Manufacturing Opportunity The Need for New Delivery Models Recently ordained the topic du jour , it is now apparent that software as a service (SaaS)—also known as on-demand, hosted delivery—models of enterprise applications are not the passing fads that the Y2K or dot-com phenomena of the late 1990s were. The rationale thereof, however, depends on whom one asks for an opinion (that is, whether the opinion comes from someone of the burgeoning SaaS camp or from the traditional and still Read More...
Intuitive Manufacturing Systems Shows Maturity in Adolescent Age Part One: Company Overview
Having reached its first decade of existence, Intuitive Manufacturing Systems, a stealth mid-market ERP provider, has long taken the plunge of rewriting its

lean manufacturing flow jit  Manufacturing Systems Shows Maturity in Adolescent Age Part One: Company Overview Event Summary Quite opposite from playing an April Fool''s trick, on April 1, Intuitive Manufacturing Systems ( www.intuitivemfg.com ), a privately held company offering enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for small and mid-size manufacturers, announced its ten-year anniversary. Namely, in 1994, the founders of the other ERP vendor PRO:MAN sold all interest in the company and started a new one: Intuitive. Read More...

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