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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
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
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.

wip inventories  Work in Process (WIP): WIP software is a subset of Job Costing, and tracks a specific work order through the production process. It will tell your scheduler and production manager the stage of each work order in the production process at any moment. Inventory Control: An Inventory Control software package will account for your stock parts and tell you when you need to reorder. It can issue parts to a work order or job and confirm that the correct items have been pulled. It will keep track of finished 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
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

wip inventories  as to keep work-in-progress (WIP) moving smoothly and continuously, eliminating bottlenecks and underutilizing capacity. This particular flow derivative of the lean philosophy was developed and refined by John Costanza, who leveraged what he learned from his exposure to the Toyota Production Model and what he had subsequently applied while working at Hewlett-Packard . He developed specific disciplines and mathematical techniques to implement demand pull and continuous flow concepts. He named this Read More
New Wave of Supply Chain Solutions Drives Higher Performance
In Maximizing Performance of the Entire Manufacturing Enterprise, learn how a new wave of innovative supply chains solutions can help your company ...

wip inventories  wave supply chain solutions drives higher performance,wave,supply,chain,solutions,drives,higher,performance,supply chain solutions drives higher performance,wave chain solutions drives higher performance,wave supply solutions drives higher performance,wave supply chain drives higher performance. Read More
Intuitive Manufacturing Systems Shows Maturity in Adolescent Age Part Two: Market Impact
Intuitive is one of the vendors that have long attempted to mitigate the actual and perceived barriers to enterprise resource planning (ERP) acceptance by

wip inventories  attendance tracking facilities). The WIP value report provides a summary of all of the costs that are currently in work in process, and in conjunction with the stock value report, it provides a complete inventory valuation, including both stores and work in process. Also, while performing a physical count, Intuitive ERP supports the process of taking a full count of inventory on both stocked and WIP items. At the beginning of the process a snapshot is taken of stock and WIP balances from inventory data Read More
APICS 2009 from the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 1
While my colleagues Khudsiya Quadri and Gabriel Georghiu diligently attended numerous conference sessions and reported their impressions of each convention

wip inventories  2009 from the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 1 While my colleagues Khudsiya Quadri and Gabriel Georghiu diligently attended numerous conference sessions and reported their impressions of each convention day ( Day 1 ,  Day 2 ,  Day 3 , and  Day 4 ), my much shorter  attendance of the APICS 2009 International Conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October revolved mainly around exploring the expo floor and talking to the exhibitors . My overwhelming impression from the conference''s Read More
SmartOps Steps Out in to the Cloud SCM
SmartOps Corporation is a quiet provider of supply chain planning (SCP) solutions that right-size inventory and capture more sales (by way of managing demand

wip inventories  Steps Out in to the Cloud SCM SmartOps Corporation is a quiet provider of supply chain planning (SCP) solutions that right-size inventory and capture more sales (by way of managing demand) for global enterprises that compete in complexity and uncertainty of their global supply chains. Deploying SmartOps’ solutions has dramatically improved supply chain performance at more than 50 Fortune 1000 and global 2000 companies in discrete manufacturing, consumer durables and packaged goods, technology, ph Read More
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

wip inventories  Management | WIP | WIP Inventories | WIP Inventory | Work in Process | Work in Process WIP | Work in Process | Work-in-Process WIP | Read More
Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management
Wholesale distributors that pursue growth while neglecting supply chain effectiveness are putting their long-term survival at risk—usually for no good reason

wip inventories  a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management Infor SCM (Supply Chain Management) meets the challenge with specialized functionality that takes into account the different supply chain perspectives and unique business challenges of manufacturers, retailers, and transportation and logistics service providers. Source: Infor Resources Related to Charting a New Course in Effective Distribution Supply Chain Management : Supply Chain Management (SCM) (Wikipedia) Charting a New Course Read More
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

wip inventories  Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment Using Inventory Optimization to Reduce Inventory Levels in a Lean Environment If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SYSPRO Inventory enables effective customer servicing and improved profits by providing superior inventory that optimizes stocking levels. Inventory Optimization that aggregates & analyzes inventory to support lean manufacturing Read More
B&G Machine Selects abas ERP
B&G Machine, a provider of diesel engine rebuilding and industrial component machining, and a sister company of HE Parts, has selected abas USA as its

wip inventories  track work in progress (WIP), improve inventory control, and further grow. One example of anticipated improvement opportunity would be identifying the company’s most frequent purchases, in order to optimize inventory through bulk orders from outside dealers for aftermarket parts.   Abas USA is apparently having an amazing year and is hiring aggressively. The vendor expects its American software sales to grow 300 percent this year. Read More
PERFION
The Perfion PIM solution is designed to help companies maintain large amounts of product information in a simple manner. Information shared by many product

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