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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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Production Planning and Scheduling Software for the Textile Industry: Unknown Frontiers
The textile industry is famous for its very different characteristics when compared to industries in either process or discrete manufacturing. Developing

reduced wip inventory  times will be significantly reduced. Route WIPs at the looms where the same weaving style is set for the earlier work order and where the same number of ends (number of yarn threads which go inside the fabric to form its width) is set for an earlier work order, otherwise manually knotting ends may take up to ten hours. Also route WIPS at looms where the same weft (yarn threads which go in the fabric vertical to the warp direction) is set for the earlier work order. The remedies mentioned in this article 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
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

reduced wip inventory  to things such as reduced inventory throughout the supply chain, shorter lead times, and faster cycle times enabling improved response to customer demands. Many vendors have consequently bolstered their commitment to lean manufacturing practices with functionality designed to promote rapid response to customer orders based on demand pull . This includes kanban, mixed-mode manufacturing (i.e., building a new model every day, according to daily demand in order to make several different parts or products Read More
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
Can You Bring Cost Down through Better Inventory Management?
In my previous blog I discussed two approaches to bringing down your cost: cost cutting and cost reducing, with regards to the overall supply chain network. The

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TCLogic, LLC
Headquartered in Indianapolis (US) and established in 1997, TCLogic develops Web-based inventory optimization solutions, built to provide customers with

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Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System
SCM vendors are adding best of breed solutions to ERP product suites and are aggressively marketing this new functionality. The SCM market has been growing so

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Supply Chain Management: Morphing the Functional Scope of Service Parts
The quintessential business challenge is to minimize downtime on assets while minimizing the cost of spare and replacement parts inventory. To meet these

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The Return of Supplier Relationship Management
Globalization, technology stabilization, inventory visibility, and traceability are forcing organizations to reevaluate supplier relationship management systems

reduced wip inventory  sourcing greater inventory visibility reduced inventory carrying and holding costs If these are organizational goals that are mandated from the top down, then an SRM system may be the solution to implement some of these initiatives, while receiving a return on investment (ROI) that is palatable. Read More
Is There a Smarter Way to Handle Excess Active and Obsolete Inventory?
Imagine the convenience of a 24x7 intranet marketplace where companies could sell off their inventory to the highest bidder. FreeFlow is one such business

reduced wip inventory  hand), better recovery, and reduced warehouse space. The process steps are depicted below: Returns Processing —In this step, customer and channel returns are processed to the company''s returns center as usual, with customer return material authorization (RMA), credit, replacement, and all customer-related activities being conducted by the manufacturer or designated third party logistics (3PL) provider. Material Sorting —Once the inventory is in house, the primary objective is disposition velocity and Read More
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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Challenges and Future Plans of a Product Inventory Disposition Vendor
Despite FreeFlow''s success at helping organizations regain some margin of profitability for excess inventory, the company still strives for expansion and

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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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