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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

reduced wip inventory  version of the truth reduced WIP inventory multiplant visibility-integrated traceability and common best practices knowledge capture of an aging workforce reduced costs-labor and capital expenditure reductions support for stock-keeping unit (SKU) proliferation-smaller lots sizes with greater production mix labor tracking and ability to review efficiencies by work center, operators, and equipment calculation and identification of production bottlenecks, with revision of both actual and what-if scenarios Read More...
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...
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...
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...
Lean Inventory by the Numbers
Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that

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Inventory and Lead Times - Understanding Decoupling Points
While inventory is necessary in manufacturing, most companies would like to reduce their inventory, but only if that did not cause problems. Managing inventory

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Active RFID Solutions for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management
Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is fast replacing ScanCode technology in asset tracking and inventory management. Traditionally, asset tracking

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Five Inventory Areas that Every Process Manufacturer Must Master
While many ERP systems claim to cater to the process manufacturing industry, a closer look reveals that in reality, little distinction is made within ERP

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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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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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Retail Merchandising
Retail Merchandising systems allow users to effectively manage inventory across the enterprise, helping them to buy smart and sell through efficiently

reduced wip inventory  of ownership is further reduced by leveraging additional integrated modules within Retail Merchandising, such as distribution center management, loss prevention, sales audit, customer loyalty, data warehouse, gift card management, open-to-buy, e-commerce, and orders and fulfillment. The Retail Merchandising solution is one of the few completely integrated systems that allows users to manage business regardless of where the business comes from. Epicor''s core merchandise management system can take care of Read More...
Managing Mountains of Inventory Data, Hexion Ensures Sustainable Growth and Profits
For thermosetting resins producer Hexion Specialty Chemicals, a portfolio of over 50,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) created unique supply chain efficiency

reduced wip inventory  adopting Zemeter solutions, Hexion reduced inventory by more than 20 percent and increased margins—exactly what Hexion needed to stay competitive on a global scale Read More...
Managing Inventory for Optimal Advantage: 10 Common Inventory Mistakes and How to Correct Them
If your company is “fighting fires” daily to meet customer demand, then you’re already losing customers and missing new sales. Today, business is conducted in

reduced wip inventory  these two attributes—along with reduced costs—that are the most beneficial in managing for optimal inventory levels. Find out how you can better plan and manage your inventory for long-term survival. Read More...

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