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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Lean Manufacturing: Part Two
Part One of the

other consumer goods manufacturing  lean manufacturing, lean principles, lean practices, inventory control, lean process ERP, kanban 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

other consumer goods manufacturing  as a service. In other words, under the SaaS model, the software is installed, operated, and maintained on the vendor-owned servers, which are monitored and maintained by the vendor''s personnel. While the software is still configured and integrated to the customers'' needs, implementation and integration challenges are substantially reduced. The fact that a Web browser is the only required software at the user''s side has propelled Salesforce.com ''s now well-known mantras of “no software” and “end of 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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Petrochemical Manufacturing
Companies in the petrochemical industry manage the operations and processes that transform crude oil and other raw materials into chemical products. There are

other consumer goods manufacturing  transform crude oil and other raw materials into chemical products. There are two major categories of petrochemical companies: companies that refine oil and other raw materials and convert them into basic chemicals such as ethylene; and companies that use these basic chemicals to create materials that can then be used in other industries to produce finished products, such as plastics, detergents, paints, fertilizers, polyester, etc. Read More...
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...
Customer Relationship Manufacturing: the Symbiosis of Sales and Manufacturing
The departments within a company are like the children in a family: the owner, chief executive officer (CEO), or any other decision maker in the company, has a

other consumer goods manufacturing  officer (CEO), or any other decision maker in the company, has a favorite department—in somewhat the same way that parents tend to have a favorite child. Not having children of my own, I did some research on the topic and found this very interesting article on a study about the burying beetle ( Nicrophorus vespilloides ), an insect that seems to have a family structure that is very similar to ours. Another study from Temple University shows that “even a child who feels its parents may have favored Read More...
Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part One: Introduction
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 Read More...
Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing
Features and capabilities of the Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing product include co-product, by-product, and recycle handling; catch weight; yield

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Manufacturing Strategy: An Adaptive Perspective
Adaptive manufacturing enables companies to produce goods efficiently and manage variability proactively. However, it must be managed as an end-to-end, closed

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