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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...
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...
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...
Business Intelligence for Consumer Packaged Goods: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers
Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have made big investments in data collection and integration. But, much of the data from their IT systems hasn’t been

other consumer goods manufacturing  cheese and dairy, and other convenience or grocery food items. Among its successful products, the company counts seven brands worth over $1 billion and 50 brands worth over $100 million. And with 90,000 employees and 159 manufacturing plants worldwide, it is truly a global player. Szafranski explains Kraft''s complex situation: The challenge in the consumer goods industry for us and a number of our peer companies, is the complexity and magnitude of data that is needed to get a complete picture of the Read More...
Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing
Cover-time planning (CTP) is a

other consumer goods manufacturing  for traditional and the other for highly automated environments versions, are sometimes needed to cover all the necessary functionality for efficient operations and the management of warehouses. They provide the tools and functions for optimizing the use of space, while automating reception; put-away; location replenishment; picking; warehouse maintenance; packaging, shipping; radio frequency (RF); storage and product definition; and warehouse administration and monitoring. Some users have optimized 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

other consumer goods manufacturing  aerospace, defense, manufacturing, ERP, MRO, maintenance, military, defense manufacturing, defense contractor, IFS Read More...
ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) RFI/RFP Template
Financials, Human Resources, Manufacturing Management, Process Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales

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Lean Manufacturing: Part 1
With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it''s hard to know which resources are credible@much less

other consumer goods manufacturing  books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it''s hard to know which resources are credible—much less understand the mounds of information. The first part of this series breaks down the definition of lean manufacturing into easy-to-digest concepts and shares the real-life example of a supplier of remanufactured solvents that is working toward the goal of lean. Get tips on how to determine what you need in your production operation and why. Read More...
SynQuest Ships Manufacturing Software for AS/400
SynQuest, Inc. with help from IBM makes good on its promise to deliver an AS/400-based version of its manufacturing software.

other consumer goods manufacturing  the IBM environment. All other things being equal, SynQuest Manufacturing Manager will have considerable performance advantages over the other applications. The downside for SynQuest is the additional burden of maintaining and upgrading releases of its software for another platform. User Recommendations SynQuest was one of the first vendors to integrate advanced planning and scheduling capabilities with manufacturing execution. SynQuest Manufacturing Manager is an attractive candidate for mid-market Read More...
A Manufacturing Imperative: Enterprise SOA
In the past, full efficiency was almost impossible for most manufacturing sites thanks to lack of integration between plant systems and business systems. But

other consumer goods manufacturing  and connectivity to any other system or application was an afterthought. Until the last five to seven years, few manufacturers even mentioned that they needed the automation layer, the manufacturing execution system (MES) layer, and the enterprise resource planning (ERP) layer to be able to talk to each other. However, as the need grew to share data among plants within a distributed manufacturing network, IT developers cobbled together direct links between the different layers of applications. This kind Read More...
SYSPRO ERP (version 6.1 SP1) for ERP for Manufacturing (SMB) Certification Report
SYSPRO ERP (version 6.1 SP1) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for manufacturing (SMB) solutions in the ERP

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Dealing with Chaos: 4 Steps to Manufacturing Success
Manufacturing today is fraught with uncertainties in the supply chain due to a variety of global issues, including weather and exchange rates. You can counter

other consumer goods manufacturing  started) changing demand, and other everyday challenges. In today''s increasingly unpredictable environment, this lack of bufers places additional stress on the plant and the supply chain in their struggle to satisfy customer demands. Contrary to what some might believe, a Lean enterprise is not one that does not need traditional information system support. On the contrary, Lean companies still need systems to manage customer orders and billing/collections, purchasing and supplier management, accounting Read More...
Ramco Enterprise Series - Discrete Manufacturing
The Ramco Discrete Production (DP) application is a manufacturing, planning, and control solution. Ramco DP was designed to address enterprise manufacturing

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CRM for Manufacturing vs. Regular CRM
A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog post called Customer Relationship Manufacturing. In this blog post, I described the symbiosis between the sales and

other consumer goods manufacturing  have evolved differently than other types of companies during the last decade and face specific challenges. In other words, manufacturing companies are switching from product-centric to consumer-centric strategies. Not so long ago, a company’s approach would be to make products and then try to sell them to customers. Nowadays, the approach is different: they first try to understand what the customer really needs and then design and create products accordingly. Traditionally, manufacturing business Read More...
Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center

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