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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems
Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming...
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Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean
There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there

make to order operation mrp  efficient on products that make sense to manufacture in large quantities and to be responsive to products that are best handled as special orders. An enterprise application ought to offer tools that allow production to become pull-based, facilitating processes like kanban . Strong kanban functionality will allow companies to pull products through their supply chain, thus leaning the supply chain, minimizing work in process, maximizing responsiveness, and avoiding stock piling of finished goods. 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

make to order operation mrp  and use flow to make one product family, which necessitates ERP, MRP, or APS (advanced planning and scheduling) for the rest of the business. While lean/flow manufacturing leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, the traditional approaches better coordinates secondary, back-office systems like accounting and human resources (HR) management. Moreover, flow should be a company-wide strategy that does not only impact manufacturing. Thus, many prospects will be more amenable to the flow Read More
Profitable-to-promise: A New Exciting Era
Any manufacturing business is faced with promising accurate delivery dates for customer orders. At the same time, the manufacturer has to ensure that every

make to order operation mrp  will be able to make decisions whether you will like to accept or reject the order. Sometimes urgent orders come and you will want to determine if shifting or canceling other, not-so-important orders will affect your bottom line. If raw material availability, machine capacity, and production lead time are known at the time of order taking, then it is possible to give a definite delivery date to the customer. This is known as capable-to-promise. If we can also provide information about customer, Read More
Tying the Shop Floor to the ERP System
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) on the shop floor is critical. High-performing manufacturers have found that full integration of real-time operational data

make to order operation mrp  floor. Integrated ERP systems make plant floor activities more visible to all employees. In fact, Kors Engineering has found that most companies learn more about their systems the first day they bring their equipment online than they''ve known after decades of operation. Plex Online has the industry''s most comprehensive quality management and supply chain management functionalities. It has the capabilities needed by medical device manufacturers to manage problem controls, cost recoveries, traceability, Read More
How to Choose a Manufacturing System
If you’ve worked for more than one manufacturing company, you know that each one is different. Different processes, systems, problems—all these variations mean

make to order operation mrp  m.p.h., nor would it make sense to pay a lot of money for a Lamborghini just to keep it in the driveway. Buying functionality you won''t ever need is just a waste of money. Make a careful list of the functionality you really need, adding a few of those would be nice items. Award major points to mamanufacturing systems that have a built-in growth path, especially if you can test-drive advanced functions using your own familiar data. Failure to determine the company''s needs in accounting, mamanufacturing, Read More
Informix to Acquire Ardent Software-Another Vendor''s Attempt at End-to-End Data Warehousing
Informix« (NASDAQ: IFMX) and Ardent Software (NASDAQ: ARDT) today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement to combine their operations in a

make to order operation mrp  business intelligence infrastructure that makes this integration possible. This transaction also represents a significant step in Informix''s transformation to a provider of open, database-independent solutions. Ardent''s components and solutions will continue to be marketed independently of the underlying database technology. This is a clear demonstration of our commitment to be the leader in the open software infrastructure for the i.Economy. Market Impact Informix has been losing market share and Read More
The CIO’s Guide to Building a Mobile Device Management Strategy-And How to Execute On It
More and more workers are using smartphones and tablets to do their work—from anywhere at anytime. But managing these devices in the field can be difficult

make to order operation mrp  and reporting tools that make it easy to manage mobile devices wherever they are. Read More
Putting “Big Company” Strategies to Work for Small to Midsized Businesses
In today’s economy, small businesses’ primary differentiator is service. If systems are down, then customer service levels are down too, ultimately hurting the

make to order operation mrp  bottom line. This can make giving up control over critical IT systems daunting. However, surveys show that 55 percent of large companies plan to increase their IT spending with external service providers. Find out what they know that you don’t. Read More
Keys to Success for Industrial Equipment Suppliers to Meet Today’s Top Three Issues
Although the industrial equipment market has been growing, based on strong customer demand, companies cannot rest on their laurels. Manufacturers and

make to order operation mrp  to Success for Industrial Equipment Suppliers to Meet Today’s Top Three Issues Although the industrial equipment market has been growing, based on strong customer demand, companies cannot rest on their laurels. Manufacturers and distributors must keep adding value to maintain existing contracts and win new business. They must be efficient enough to meet new demands while maintaining margins. Discover solutions that can help total industrial solution suppliers stay profitable during this expansion. Read More
The Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level
Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can

make to order operation mrp  Path to World-class IT Governance: Maturing Your IT Organization to the Next Level Many IT organizations lack clear well-defined plans that will bring them to mature governance. By focusing on seven key process categories, an organization can determine its governance maturity. A staged approach allows companies to realize rapid time to value by introducing new tools and processes on an incremental basis. As a result, they can avoid an expensive, one-size-fits-all governance solution that may bring Read More
5 DNS Security Risks That Keep You Up At Night (And How To Get Back To Sleep)
DDoS, cache poisoning, footprinting, oh my! Who knew that there were so many ways to threaten the security of your DNS? Read this white paper to find out all of

make to order operation mrp  DNS Security Risks That Keep You Up At Night (And How To Get Back To Sleep) DDoS, cache poisoning, footprinting, oh my! Who knew that there were so many ways to threaten the security of your DNS? Read this white paper to find out all of the scary details about these attacks and what you can do to prevent them. Read More
Hosted Unified Communications: What You Need to Know to Determine if it is Right for Your Organization
A true unified communications (UC) solution, integrated with hosted voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) phone service helps improve fluidity of office

make to order operation mrp  collaboration. But before decision makers can decide whether or not a hosted unified communications solution is right for their organizations, they must decide whether or not to adopt cloud (hosted) technology. Find out more. Read More
How to Compare the Real Cost of Accounting Software: 30 Questions to Ask Before You Sign the Contract
Once you decide it’s time to upgrade the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for accounting system, the next question is: “How much does it cost?” However, many

make to order operation mrp  to Compare the Real Cost of Accounting Software: 30 Questions to Ask Before You Sign the Contract Once you decide it’s time to upgrade the enterprise resource planning (ERP) for accounting system, the next question is: “How much does it cost?” However, many variables factor into the total project price—and software is only a fraction of that. Discover 16 insider tips that can help you save money, as well as 30 specific questions to ask your software vendor, so you can avoid hidden costs and Read More
From Problems to Ideas through to Innovation
Unsurprisingly, research shows that the majority of companies see their future predicated on how well they can innovate. However, just throwing IT technology at

make to order operation mrp  Problems to Ideas through to Innovation Unsurprisingly, research shows that the majority of companies see their future predicated on how well they can innovate. However, just throwing IT technology at issues in the hope that innovation will happen is not viable. Ideas are ephemeral and easily crushed within the wrong environment. Creating a suitable culture, allied with a well implemented idea management approach combined with strong leadership, is required. Read More

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