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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
NetSuite and eWinery Clink Their Glasses
The popularity of cloud computing does not necessarily absolve cloud solutions from developing vertical industry focus. Thus, NetSuite and eWinery Solutions, a

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Overcoming Chemicals Industry Challenges through Optimization of Distribution and Inventory
For chemical companies, optimizing the distribution network and rationalizing inventories are the keys to an efficient supply chain and smoother operations

wip inventories  Chemicals Industry Challenges through Optimization of Distribution and Inventory Optimizing Distribution and Rationalizing Inventories Most chemical companies are still unable to profitably respond to highly variable demand, or to execute predictable product supply strategies. A previous note, So What''s the Big Deal with Chemicals? , presented the current state of the chemicals industry, including a discussion of the challenges the industry faces. Part Two of the series So What''s the Big Deal Read More...
IMI Hopes Vivaldi Plays Well for Reverse Auctioneer
In signing CoShopper.com, European e-fulfillment vendor Industri-Matematik opens a passage to its least penetrated corner of the globe, the Far East.

wip inventories  Hopes Vivaldi Plays Well for Reverse Auctioneer IMI Hopes Vivaldi Plays Well for Reverse Auctioneer S. McVey - May 4, 2000 Event Summary Industri-Matematik, the $75 million vendor of advanced order management, CRM, and warehouse management applications recently announced the sale of its e-fulfillment solution to CoShopper.com, a reverse auctioneer with operations in Norway and Singapore. CoShopper entered the Asian market by acquiring BuyItTogether.com, a reverse auction site in the vein of U.S.-based 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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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...
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...
Barcoding 101 for Manufacturers: What You Need to Know to Get Started
For manufacturers, barcoding carries with it numerous benefits, including increased accuracy, efficiency, and traceability, along with easier adherence to

wip inventories  101 for Manufacturers: What You Need to Know to Get Started Plex Online specializes in implementing bar coding systems that track containers and/or individual parts on the factory floor using hand-held Pocket PCs. Containers or parts are scanned as they move around the shop floor, providing a highly accurate, real-time inventory system. Source: Plex Systems Resources Related to Barcoding 101 for Manufacturers: What You Need to Know to Get Started : Barcode (Wikipedia) Barcoding 101 for 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...

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