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State of the MES Software Marketplace
Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below

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ACCPAC -- Being Much More Than Meets The Eye
By recently undertaking a number of both prudent and bold initiatives, ACCPAC International, still largely considered an accounting solutions provider, may have

reduced wip inventory  the potential for significantly reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) in managing their accounting systems. This concludes Part One of a four-part note. Part Two will continue detailing recent ACCPAC announcements. Part Three will discuss the Market Impact. Part Four will cover Challenges and make User Recommendations. Read More...
The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

reduced wip inventory  lots, shorter lead times, reduced inventory and work-in-process (WIP), and higher quality. Infor , for example, claims that dozens of its customers, operating in a similar environment, have had significant improvements in performance and profitability within two or three months. As long as management buys in, the methods and the tools are available. There is some relativism to be considered, however, since the improvements may not be on par with those obtained by high volume, repetitive manufacturers. Read More...
How Manufacturers Use Technology to Help Weather the Economic Downturn
Too often, manufacturers implement technology for financial reporting, but overlook efficiencies that can generate cash flow and reduce costs on the shop floor.

reduced wip inventory  dollars are best spent. Reduced Down Time. Can you reduce or minimize the time spent looking for machines, tools and other assets or plan maintenance and calibration to avoid machine down time? A tracking system using barcode will show where your assets are at the time they are needed — who took them last or which job they were checked out to. An integrated maintenance scheduler will flag required maintenance as it is due and assure OSHA compliance. Do you make shrinkage unacceptable? Proper control of Read More...
Increasing the Value of Your Enterprise Through Improved Supply Chain Decisions Part 2: Financial Metrics
If the key financial metrics for creating corporate value relate to costs, capital charges and consumption, and profitability, then the corporate capabilities

reduced wip inventory  for EVA® can be reduced as follows 1 : EVA = Return on Net Assets (RONA) less Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) where RONA = Net Operating Profit after Tax (NOPAT) Net Assets   NOPAT = Net Sales less Operating Expenses and Taxes   Net Assets = Cash, Working Capital and Fixed Assets or Total Assets less Current Liabilities and Financial Assets and WACC = E/V x Re + D/V x Rd x (1-Tc) 2 Where : Re = cost of equity Rd = cost of debt E = the market value of the firm''s equity D = the market value of Read More...
How to Optimize Your Inventory and Free Your Capital
Inventory optimization enables companies to improve the performance of both the supply and maintenance functions. Your inventory optimization solution should

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Customer Success Story: Batchmaster Provides Superior Inventory Control
Superior Quality Foods was growing, but poor inventory control was impacting its profitability. To ensure there was enough stock to meet production needs, it

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What Your Refrigerator Can Teach You about Lean Inventory
A lean supply chain consists of two major components—lean manufacturing and lean distribution—which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the

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APICS 2009 Preview Webinar Series, Session 5: Managing Inventory in a Changing Economy
The 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo is starting next week in Toronto (Canada). One of the educational tracks is focusing on how to manage inventory

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The Top Nine Inventory Management Mistakes: Worst Practices and How to Turn Them Around
Every distributor and manufacturer can find ways to optimize processes. But there are key challenges to infusing efficiency and profitability into your

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Effective Inventory Analysis: the 5 Key Measurements
The white paper effective inventory analysis isolates and walks you through five simple measurements that will help you ensure you are maximizing t...

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As the Economy Rebounds, Will Your Organization Be Ready for New and Increasing Demand? A Summary of the 2009 APICS Conference
Companies can get the latest on supply chain management trends—from inventory management, forecasting, and sales and operations planning—at the annual APICS

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Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment
Small and medium businesses (SMB) need to address inventory challenges by using a tightly integrated approach that reflects the dynamics of the extended supply

reduced wip inventory  include: Risk reduction from reduced inventory obsolescence Improved service levels resulting in improved customer satisfaction and increased sales Reduced freight costs by having the right inventory in the right locations at the right time Identifying and discontinuing unprofi table slow movers Identifying and managing excess stock to improve cash fl ow and decrease holding costs Identifying and controlling the reduction of dead inventory Improving forecast accuracy for better planning Calculating Read More...
Merchandising Systems RFI/RFP Template
Inventory Management, Inventory Optimization, Price Management, Revenue Management, Master, POS, Reports and Inquiries and Product Technology

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Fixed Asset Inventory: A Guide to Getting Started
Implementing a fixed asset inventory solution and performing proper accounting of assets can save time and money, reduce theft, improve planning and budgeting

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