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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 "quantity of one" (i.e., through the so-called mixed-model production), while keeping inventories to a minimum and shortening cycle times in order to quickly fill customer orders.

mrp forecasting methods  (master production schedule) and MRP planned orders are pushed out to the factory floor and in stock. External suppliers also work to support planned production, while materials management often relies on maintaining sufficient inventory, using a make-to-stock (MTS) rather than make-to-order (MTO) or assemble-to-order (ATO) approach. In traditional manufacturing, the time and cost of changeover to produce different products is high, as are the costs of inventory, planning, and expediting. To recap, in Read More

Advanced Planning and Scheduling: A Critical Part of Customer Fulfillment


The face of business is rapidly evolving from traditional brick-and-mortar facades to electronic ones. While web businesses spend considerable effort in polishing Internet front ends with sophisticated graphics and animation, they must also give attention to back end fulfillment operations. Invisible to consumers, these operations encompass networks of manufacturers, warehouses, and distributors that shoulder the burden of filling orders and delivering products. Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) offers powerful tools for addressing the challenges presented to these networks by e-commerce.

mrp forecasting methods  new global marketplace. Glossary MRP (Materials Requirements Planning): A planning method that schedules on-hand materials and/or procurements to external demand. MRP-II (Manufacturing Resources Planning): Successor to MRP, this method attempts to factor in capacity constraints. CRP (Capacity Requirements Planning): A detailed procedure that checks capacity against production plans produced from MRP. Read More

Demand-driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning


Material requirements planning is a system that strives to plan replenishment just before a withdrawal from stock, which does not work in some manufacturing environments.

mrp forecasting methods  customers using purely traditional MRP methodology are often unable to meet the demands for agility and responsiveness that consumers at the end of the supply chain are requesting. To make things worse, with product life cycles decreasing, it means that manufacturing and distribution are increasing in complexity. For the manufacturer, this translates into a need to better manage customer demands and expectations, and to respond accordingly. With ever shorter product life cycles in fashion due to shifts Read More

Bridging the Reality Gap Between Planning and Execution Part Two: The Manufacturers' Perspective


Manufacturers today need to react quickly in order to remain efficient and competitive, given that the biggest problem they face is that change is the only constant in manufacturing. For those who are lucky, only minor changes will happen between the "as planned" and "as executed" worlds.

mrp forecasting methods  component providers. Consequently, as MRP today is part and parcel of ERP, SCEM, being rather an enabling technology in a supply chain network than an application on its own, will gradually be blended into the SCM family of matter-of-course'' modules, losing thereby its functional sovereignty. The challenging irony is that not many companies are yet able to connect SCM operational metrics to the strategic corporate metrics. Given human nature, any vendor, by bringing greater transparency to supply chain Read More

Case Study: Peerless Pump


Peerless Pump has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing pumps for more than 80 years. The company was basing component stock levels on historical data, as it did not have the ability to accurately forecast customer demand. But with forecasting and demand planning software that increased forecast accuracy, the company has nearly doubled its sales over the past four years, while keeping inventory levels constant.

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Terra Technology


Terra Technology's real time forecasting (RTF) solutions use pattern recognition mathematics to monitor daily demand signals. RTF is compatible with demand planning solutions from major enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain vendors, including Manugistics, SAP, and i2 Technologies. The company's real time inventory (RTI) offering is a multi-echelon inventory optimization solution which includes the following capabilities: daily inventory target updates; full integration with conventional planning systems; inventory calculation using actual demand (not average demand); measurement of actual error over actual lead time; calculation of in-season and out-of-season lead-time difference for high volume stock-keeping units (SKUs); automatic adjustment for shutdowns; and rich modeling of time-phased equipment constraints across multiple SKUs.

mrp forecasting methods  Technology Terra Technology''s real time forecasting (RTF) solutions use pattern recognition mathematics to monitor daily demand signals. RTF is compatible with demand planning solutions from major enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain vendors, including Manugistics, SAP, and i2 Technologies. The company''s real time inventory (RTI) offering is a multi-echelon inventory optimization solution which includes the following capabilities: daily inventory target updates; full integration with Read More

Driver-Based Planning for Budgets and Forecasting


Line managers and finance staffs are frustrated by the inadequacies of spread-sheet based planning systems for delivering useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of a business and financial plans. What's missing is driver-based planning, a best practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities which are modeled to drive financial data such as revenue projections, headcount, spend-ing and capital requirements. Learn how driver-based planning, empowers managers to do better budgeting and, in particular, improve the accuracy and decision making usefulness of rolling forecasts.

mrp forecasting methods  Based Planning for Budgets and Forecasting Line managers and finance staffs are frustrated by the inadequacies of spread-sheet based planning systems for delivering useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of a business and financial plans. What''s missing is driver-based planning, a best practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities which are modeled to drive financial data such as revenue Read More

Why Conventional Testing Methods are not Equipped to Handle Business Rules Implementations


Your competitors are adopting business rules management solutions (BRMS) to achieve agility and reduce maintenance costs. With enhanced ability to store all business rules in one central location, enterprises have a unique opportunity to use non-conventional methods to test these rules, as well as their interactions with each other—without tying up their mission-critical software.

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ToolsGroup Embeds Machine Learning Technology in Demand Forecasting


ToolsGroup, a provider of demand analytics and supply chain planning (SCP) software, claims to be the first vendor in its class to embed machine learning into a commercially available demand forecasting product. The new technology has been proven to significantly improve forecast accuracy in major global customer installations.

mrp forecasting methods  Embeds Machine Learning Technology in Demand Forecasting ToolsGroup , a provider of demand analytics and supply chain planning (SCP) software, claims to be the first vendor in its class to embed machine learning into a commercially available demand forecasting product. The new technology has been proven to significantly improve forecast accuracy in major global customer installations. ToolsGroup''s embedded machine learning is available as part of the SO99+ version 7.3.1 demand forecasting Read More

Planning and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management


Change may be the only constant in business. But why do so many companies lock themselves into a rigid system of annual plans, budgets, and targets that make rapid response to changing markets—and increasing competition—difficult, if not impossible? Discover how you can replace tedious annual planning cycles with regular business performance reviews and rolling forecasts, for more informed and accurate decision making.

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MRP II and the U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance


The United States manufacturing industry is more productive than that in many countries, and jobs are growing. But for these trends to continue, U.S. manufacturers will have to keep their edge by investing in technologies that allow them to do what they do better, faster, and more efficiently. One of the key components of enterprise resource planning (ERP) packages is called manufacturing resource planning (MRP-II) or, as it is also known today, sales and operations planning (SOP). Download this paper to find out how MRP-II can help you manage change.

mrp forecasting methods  II and the U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance The United States manufacturing industry is more productive than that in many countries, and jobs are growing. But for these trends to continue, U.S. manufacturers will have to keep their edge by investing in technologies that allow them to do what they do better, faster, and more efficiently. One of the key components of enterprise resource planning (ERP) packages is called manufacturing resource planning (MRP-II) or, as it is also known today, sales and Read More

The Case for Spreadsheet Automation: A High ROI Alternative to Traditional Budgeting, Forecasting, and Management Reporting


How can a budget administrator, burdened with the task of gathering data from hundreds of spreadsheets from all over the organization, manage this monumental undertaking? Additionally, how to avoid using a costly packaged budget application that doesn’t take the organization’s business rules into consideration? The solution: a spreadsheet automation tool that easily adapts to the organization’s unique corporate processes.

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SGS Technology Group


SGS Technology Group is a division of Schmitt, Griffiths, Smith & Co., LLC. At SGS, we use proven methods to reach proven results. We are experienced and well trained to deal with all of your accounting and human resource/payroll systems needs. We provide consistent client satisfacton by using experienced professionals. We will plan and design the best software and implementation for your company. High quality training and certified technical support help ensure a solid transition. Our award winning team will be at your disposal when you need us. From proven methods to proven results, the SGS Technology Group is the leading service provider.

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Harvest Solutions


We help companies address business issues related to sales forecasting, opportunity management, marketing automation, contact and activity management, customer service, and management reporting. We a certified consultants for Microsoft CRM, SalesLogix, GoldMine, ACT!, and Crystal Decisions.

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Exact MAX ERP


Exact MAX helps you unlock the power of MRP with top-notch manufacturing software for food processors, medical device manufacturers and electronics manufacturers.With powerful and flexible batch processing, part management, and production planning features, MAX is particularly well-adept at fulfilling the needs of contract service providers, but can also be successfully deployed in full-service manufacturing facilities. A user-friendly MRP manufacturing software solution that helps you manage business processes from order-entry to production planning and on through to fulfillment, MAX is designed to fit the way you do business.MAX MRP manufacturing software also maintains an open architecture that allows you to integrate with smart machines on the shop floor, which streamlines your man-machine interface and results in fewer human errors and real-time inventory updates that you can share with your customers and suppliers.

mrp forecasting methods  unlock the power of MRP with top-notch manufacturing software for food processors, medical device manufacturers and electronics manufacturers.With powerful and flexible batch processing, part management, and production planning features, MAX is particularly well-adept at fulfilling the needs of contract service providers, but can also be successfully deployed in full-service manufacturing facilities. A user-friendly MRP manufacturing software solution that helps you manage business processes from order-en Read More