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Yes, We Have No Bananas: Consumer Goods Manufacturers Serve Demanding Customers
Consumer packaged goods manufacturers have to measure the most important metric of all: orders delivered on time, in full. To accomplish this requires

other consumer goods manufacturing  cleaning products, or any other product stocked and sold by supermarkets. The customers—huge, powerful, and demanding supermarkets and retail chains—want products manufactured to-order, with lead times often measured in hours rather than days or weeks. In fact, in the sector it is routine to deal with delivery lead times shorter than the time actually needed to make the product. To top it all off, this circumstance is often bundled with highly variable forecasts, which shatters any vestige of Read More
Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer
This article defines process manufacturing; discusses its formulation, packaging, and pricing issues; talks about interfaces; and provides cautions and caveats.

other consumer goods manufacturing  or computer, on the other hand, can be disassembled and the parts, to a large extent, can be returned to stock. Process manufacturing is common in the food, beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods, and biotechnology industries. In process manufacturing, we talk about ingredients, not parts; formulas, not bill of materials; and bulk, not EAs (each). You may think that we are simply mincing words and terminology. But, as we will see later on this discussion, there is more than a subtle 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

other consumer goods manufacturing  American companies, on the other hand, had an abundance of manufacturing capacity and resources, and dominated the Japanese market by flooding it with low cost products. However, they still had some shortcomings, since they provided little product variety and had rigid, top-down production processes that limited their ability to respond to increasingly changing customer demands. Toyota Motor Corporation realized the only way it could survive was to provide the Japanese consumer (and the global customer Read More
Using Demand to Modulate Consumer Packaged Goods Supply Networks
Traditionally, the consumer packaged goods supply has been driven to market mostly by upstream manufacturers. But progressive companies are realizing the

other consumer goods manufacturing  communicating with retailers and other distributors, the sales team started funneling demand intelligence such as in-store promotion plans and (in some cases) POS information. Additionally, order fulfillment metrics were redesigned and customized across all channels to measure exactly what was important to these customers. On the manufacturing side, the batch sizes of random medium- to low-volume products were reasonably increased to prevent schedule changes, and the batch sizes of steady high-volume Read More
Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary
For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI

other consumer goods manufacturing  of wholesaler/distributors (37%) and other manufacturer’s plants (35%). Plants shipping directly to consumer end-customers, other manufacturers’ plants, and other manufacturers’ distribution centers were most likely to report some or extensive integration with their customers: 77% , 75%, and 73% of plants, respectively. Where does this plant directly ship its products? (multiple responses allowed) All Plants U.S. Canada (N) 908 780 128 Direct to end customer (business) 68.6% 68.1% 71.9% Read More
Infor EAM Manufacturing Edition


other consumer goods manufacturing  EAM,enterprise asset management,manufacturing,Infor EAM,Infor EAM Manufacturing Edition Read More
Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition
Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition is a comprehensive software system for job shops and small manufacturers that is provided in a software-as-a-service

other consumer goods manufacturing  fabricators, extruders, stampers, and other types of manufacturer. It supports a variety of manufacturing processes, including: Assembly Make-to-stock (MTS) Make-to-order (MTO) Engineer-to-order (ETO) Mixed-mode Delivered in a SaaS model, Express can help eliminate many of the barriers that keep companies from implementing or upgrading their software. Express is available on-demand, as a service, so there''s no hardware or software to install or maintain. Ongoing software updates and system maintenance Read More
Primary Metal Manufacturing
The primary metal manufacturing industry includes manufacturers of iron, aluminum, steel, titanium, copper, and other metals@with steel representing the largest

other consumer goods manufacturing  steel, titanium, copper, and other metals—with steel representing the largest segment of the market by far. The industry also includes manufacturers and processors in related industries like automotive manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, and construction. Challenges for primary metal manufacturers are rooted in the highly competitive nature of the market, volatile global economic conditions, and the need to constantly employ new technologies to bring high-quality products to market. Manufacturers Read More
Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part Three: Textiles
As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes.

other consumer goods manufacturing  customer orders. On the other hand, in discrete manufacturing you would expect to see one computer at a time coming down the production line. For a quick refresher on process manufacturing, peruse the articles, Process Manufacturing: A Primer or What Makes Process Process . The remainder of this article focuses on process manufacturing. However, to say process manufacturing functions are the same in all industries is tantamount to saying that a Ferrari and a Ford truck are simply means of getting from poi Read More
ERP for Food Manufacturing
Today, food manufacturers face significant challenges, including increasing costs, government regulation, safety concerns, low margins, and constantly changing

other consumer goods manufacturing  for Food Manufacturing Today, food manufacturers face significant challenges, including increasing costs, government regulation, safety concerns, low margins, and constantly changing consumer tastes. This white paper examines the food industry’s issues, and explains how an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution can help with controlling costs, managing inventory, and meeting government regulations, and outlines some of the key functionality food manufacturers should look for when Read More
Sage 500 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the

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Manufacturing Software for an Integrated Steel Plant
Manufacturing processes for an integrated steel plant typically encompass three distinct types of manufacturing: flow manufacturing, process manufacturing, and

other consumer goods manufacturing  limestone, dolomite, or any other raw material. Properties of these raw materials vary greatly. Despite the mixing and refinement done at the mines before shipping to a steel plant, these are natural raw materials, and variations in properties are still present when they reach the plant. Another problem is that due to the large amount of raw materials required, these components come from many sources, and their properties will vary greatly based on where they are sourced. For example, iron ore found in Read More
Announcing Agilisys (Formerly SCT’s Process Manufacturing & Distribution Business) - Finally Fully Focused On Process Manufacturing
The new independent company will certainly benefit from having control of its own financial destiny, being able to make decisions based upon its own needs and

other consumer goods manufacturing  the existing users of other ERP backbones. The Catalyst program includes products, services and prepackaged integration to a company''s existing ERP backbone. Customers Agilisys customer base features a strong selection of both large and mid-market companies. It includes household names like Coca Cola Fountain , Molson Brewing , Glaxo Smith-Kline , Safeway Inc. and a selection of smaller companies like Horizon Organic , Spraylat and Basic American Foods . The company''s new president has been aggressively Read More

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