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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...
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...
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...
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...
Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical

wip inventories  process. Excessive inventory or WIP . Stock that is sitting and accumulating cost without necessarily providing value is a costly way to cover up quality problems, such as rework and defects, manpower or production scheduling problems, excessive lead times, and supplier problems. Defective units ( scrap ) or rework . Defective units are typically a result of not having preventive systems that include failsafe techniques. When an error or defect is passed onto the next operation, or even worse to the Read More...
Manufacturers Win Customers with Improved Configurability
In the executive guide to configurability strategy, learn how the two phases of a successful configurability strategy can dramatically improve your...

wip inventories  Win Customers with Improved Configurability If you''re a manufacturer, you know that today''s demand-driven environment is forcing companies like yours to customize your products in order to gain a competitive edge. But are your configurability processes really optimized to meet these rigorous market demands? In the Executive Guide to Configurability Strategy , learn how the two phases of a successful configurability strategy can dramatically improve your customer win rate . Learn about the bene Read More...
Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain
Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help

wip inventories  Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Microsoft Dynamics is a line of integrated, adaptable business management solutions that automate and streamline financial, customer relationship, and supply chain processes in a way that helps you drive business success. Source : Microsoft Dynamics Resources Read More...
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

wip inventories  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 in a changing economy. As inventory is a challenging issue for all types of manufacturing organizations, regardless of industry. If an organization can manage its inventory without losing focus on demand and where its dollars are being spent, it may achieve its Read More...
Coordinating Outsourced Manufacturing: A Win-win Proposition for Both Sides of Manufacturing Partnerships
Managing the demands of constant change is one of the biggest challenges facing the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry today. Collaboration

wip inventories  gain can actually be wiped out if an organization is ineficient or slow to respond. While OEMs or brand owners may not be directly responsible for the execution of every piece of the virtual enterprise, they are ultimately accountable for the end result in terms of their brand, product quality, compliance, and similar criteria. Broad visibility is crucial to help companies effectively orchestrate and control key business processes and activities across the entire supply chain. But it doesn''t stop there. Read More...
Esterline Korry Selects Aras PLM
Aras, a provider of open source product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions, recently announced that Esterline Korry, a division of Esterline

wip inventories  (CAD) systems for work-in-process (WIP) designs, Aras will also provide Esterline Korry with stage-gate program management and product risk failure mode and effects analyses (FMEAs), inspection, and test control plans, as well as corrective action/preventative action (CAPA) for a comprehensive PLM backbone. Enterprise change management workflows will control the release and update of PLM data across the lifecycle. Read More...
The Power of Inventory Control: How Integrated, Serialized Inventory Tracking Delivers a Competitive Advantage
Today’s manufacturers work hard to meet customer delivery schedules with quality parts while reducing costs. Those companies that can meet these demands can

wip inventories  Power of Inventory Control: How Integrated, Serialized Inventory Tracking Delivers a Competitive Advantage Today’s manufacturers work hard to meet customer delivery schedules with quality parts while reducing costs. Those companies that can meet these demands can reduce work-in-process inventories and minimize production costs. But many fail at this due to inefficient material handling and inventory control. See how advanced ERP systems reflect the physical reality of the material handling process 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...
Facilitating Compliance and Intelligent Information Management with Effective Database Management
Data breach is a very real problem in business today. Every day, organizations store massive amounts of data inside database tables—data ranging from credit

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