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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems
Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming...
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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
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
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
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
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
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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Inventory Control Is Perhaps the Most Powerful Tool You Have for Containing Your Warehousing Costs
Your company''s success is not only dependent on sales, but also on your company''s ability to say,

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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
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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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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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
Adexa Collaborative Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planner
Business plans need to be built on a foundation of solid intelligence: knowing what’s coming means you can plan responses proactively. Thus, in order to build a

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An Opportunity for Change: 10 Recommendations for Advancing Your HR Technology Strategy
This report outlines 10 recommendations for companies to advance its human resources (HR) technology strategy. From conducting a global systems inventory and

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Auto Supplier Chooses Plex Cloud ERP Over QAD, Eliminates Inventory Discrepancies
For several years, Spring Dynamics had been using an on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that included accounting functions and standard

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Meet Sage Inventory Advisor in the Cloud
Sage recently announced the general availability of Sage Inventory Advisor, a new cloud forecasting and planning solution that integrates with Sage enterprise

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