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Begin at the End: A Good Lean Strategy Starts with Defining Your Ultimate Goal
You know the statistics—lean can shorten your lead times, reduce inventories, cut operating costs, free up resources, and more. But countless surveys have

wip inventories  lead-times are instantaneous, until WIP is 0, until defects are 0, until changeover times are 0, until margins are the best in your industry, there are opportunities for improvement. Summary Let''s summarize by presenting a recommended lean implementation strategy. Lean Executive Overview: Send the executive team and core implementation team to a lean executive overview workshop. The workshop should provide attendees with a background in lean and introduce them to basic principles in one-piece-flow, Read More
Master Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling
Most of the manufacturing software vendors have planning and scheduling software which assume either infinite production capacity for calculating quantities of

wip inventories  the required quantities of WIP and finished products, and that no inventories are created unnecessarily. Master Production scheduling (MPS) is important because it calculates the time required to make finished products as per orders from raw, sourced, and WIP materials and so the delivery dates are determined from the lead times in processing materials on different work centers. In today''s manufacturing both accurate delivery dates and optimizing resources are equally important. For this, good software Read More
Best Manufacturing Scheduling Systems
The market place is awash with many kinds of manufacturing scheduling systems. Due to the dynamic nature of the manufacturing shop floor, it is of utmost

wip inventories  be multilevel so that WIP materials at different process stages can be represented conveniently and accurately. Dynamic Process Definitions Suppose a system is defined for only a fixed number of process steps and the manufacturing site incorporates a new process step. How will the system deal with it? Imagine that the manufacturing site does away with a process step and the installed system gets confused about how to deal with such a situation. A dynamic manufacturing scheduling system with dynamic Read More
So What’s the Big Deal with Chemicals?
Due to the inherent challenges of the industry, most chemical companies are still unable to profitably respond to highly variable demand, or to execute

wip inventories  Smaller batch sizes reduce WIP levels, but also reduce productivity, whereas cycle times can be shortened to reduce cycle stock, but end up increasing the time spent making production transitions. Traditionally, chemical companies, especially those with a continuous production model, have opted for lengthy production runs coupled with an after-the-fact sales and marketing strategy. This was due to the maturity of the industry, especially on the basic chemicals side; efficiency comes via economies of Read More
Should interBiz Mean Intelligence And Prediction Beyond ERP?
Although interBiz has spouted an interesting value proposition to many enterprise applications users, the company still has to address some potential stumbling

wip inventories  raw materials and work-in-progress (WIP) inventories, as well as the traditional finished goods inventory. In addition to logistics and fulfillment enhancements, MK Manufacturing version 8.4 delivers improvements to its service functions, planning, financial management, projects, and product customization features. Premium Services Plans  On October 15, interBiz announced Premium Services Plans, which provide maintenance for modifications and the migration of modifications to new versions of interBiz Read More
HP: Why Not Just Call It “e-Vectra.com”?
HP succumbing to the trend for simple, sealed case PC’s, will release the e-Vectra in April. E-look before you e-leap.

wip inventories  Why Not Just Call It “e-Vectra.com”? Event Summary [PCWeek - 22 February 2000] Hewlett-Packard Co. [NYSE:HWP] today joined the industry movement toward low-cost, legacy-free desktop PC systems by unveiling its e-Vectra corporate desktop line, the company''s first e-PC product designed for the workplace. The dictionary-sized computer tower features a new look and weighs just under 8 pounds, making it about 75 percent smaller than traditional commercial desktop PCs, according to HP officials in Read More
Traceability in Food and Beverage Processing
Food safety has been top-of-mind for both consumers and industry executives for a number of years. Clearly traceability plays a large role in overall food

wip inventories  beyond just lot or WIP traceability to all aspects of manufacturing. For Consumer Facing F&B processors that do not yet have a traceability initiative, time is of the essence. Immediately begin focusing on building in traceability to your production processes and supporting this with both the necessary business capabilities and technology enablers shown to enable Best-in-Class performance such as Compliance Management, Audit Management, and Automated Traceability. For Consumer Facing F&B processors Read More
Mastering the Long Tail of Demand
The Long Tail@a strategy involving the sale of a large number of exclusive items in small quantities@is growing. Most companies are dealing with a far greater

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Jack Link''s Beef Jerky Case Study:
A four-phased approach allowed for the gradual assimilation of a new technology into the organization. Start small and feel your way, but think and plan for

wip inventories  lack of visibility into WIP inventory and unavailability of accurate data makes the development of a basis for better product costing extremely difficult. In the To Be process raw materials are received in large totes and then deconsolidated into smaller totes that hold the raw material throughout the different manufacturing processes. As part of the receiving process the raw material lot information is captured from vendor-supplied paper documents using handheld devices and is recorded into the ERP Read More
The Lexicon of CRM - Part 3: From R to Z
CRM. C.R.M. itself is an acronym, standing for Customer Relationship Management. This is part three of a three-part article to provide explanation and meaning

wip inventories  industries, or industry trends. WIP bins - Work In Process bins . Can also be thought of as personal To-Do lists. They represent personal queues, to which only one user has access. When an item is in an individuals WIP bin, they own that Service Request and are responsible for solving the problem or answering the question, unless they pass the SR to another employee''s WIP bin. XML - eXtensible Markup Language . A superset of the ubiquitous HTML (HyperText Markup Language) that is the common language of Read More
EnCore Interiors Selects SYSPRO ERP
Encore, a California-based supplier of aircraft interiors and composite structures, selects SYSPRO ERP after witnessing a product demo. Get the details in P.J

wip inventories  industry watch, erp, enterprise resource planning, syspro, syspro erp, manufacturing Read More
ToolsGroup Embeds Machine Learning Technology in Demand Forecasting
ToolsGroup, a provider of demand analytics and supply chain planning (SCP) software, claims to be the first vendor in its class to embed machine learning into a

wip inventories  industry watch, scm, scp, supply chain, inventory optimization, demand planning, machine learning, forecasting, so99+, ToolsGroup Read More
Getting Your Money''s Worth from Fixed Assets Software
Companies that fail to manage fixed assets can have difficulty complying with reporting regulations and complex, changing tax laws, and thus run the risk of

wip inventories  Your Money''s Worth from Fixed Assets Software Companies that fail to manage fixed assets can have difficulty complying with reporting regulations and complex, changing tax laws, and thus run the risk of misstating financial information and making mistakes in tax filings. A complete fixed asset management software solution should have tracking, depreciation, and inventory features, and should also provide the ability to conduct physical inventories of assets easily and reconcile the results to the Read More
Case Study: Blue Mountain Resort
Blue Mountain, Ontario’s largest mountain resort, needed a comprehensive software package to manage budgeting, consolidation, reporting, and forecasting. Its

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