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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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Finding the Key to Small Manufacturer''s Profits - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series discussed the genesis of ProfitKey International, one of the longest-standing enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers for small

wip make to order operation  are work in progress (WIP), completed, or in a quality vault (or quarantine, if you will), or whether the operation is down for whatever reason, etc. The system provides the manufacturing personnel with the net new exception report by day to act upon swiftly. In a nutshell, the ERP-MES integration simply works like the good old Volkswagen “Beetle” car. Also impressive is the Quality Provenance feature that resides throughout the entire system, and has less to do with some kind of built-in (hard co Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management
For years, manufacturers have been driven by sales forecasts and the need to maximize production efficiency at every level of operation. But in order to be

wip make to order operation  value for the customer. WIP: Stands for work in process. Any inventory between raw material and finished goods. Wait to Work Ratio: The ratio of the time when value is not being added to a product (Wait time which includes queue times, move times, storage time, etc.) to the time when value is being added. Failing to consider and apply these lean principles will result in less than optimal results. Applying the tools without an end-to-end plan will lead to point improvements that impact only parts of Read More...
Business Process Management: A Crash Course on What It Entails and Why to Use It
Business process management (BPM) has to integrate existing enterprise applications, Web services, and people in such a way that it can also quickly change

wip make to order operation  monitor work in process (WIP); integration layer , which, logically, links an organization''s diverse business applications; and user interface (UI), which enables people to interact with the process engine. There is an ingrained belief that BPM is the enabler of agility; flexibility; increased competitiveness; compliance; actionable information sharing and collaboration; and workflow execution. To satisfy these assumptions, BPM software should be event-driven, since it is triggered by internal and Read More...
Reflections on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints
The theory of constraints (TOC) is similar to, yet different from, the lean philosophy. TOC focuses on optimizing production through critical bottlenecks in

wip make to order operation  since large piles of WIP are very noticeable, and every plant supervisor should know intimately the sore spot or bottleneck within the plant. Exploit the constraint. One has to maximize the possible amount of work going though the constraint, while ensuring that there is an uninterrupted flow of work coming into the constraint, so that it never has to wait for work (i.e., an inventory buffer is kept in front of the bottleneck to ensure that it is never idle). Subordinate everything else to the Read More...
The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

wip make to order operation  reduced inventory and work-in-process (WIP), and higher quality. Infor , for example, claims that dozens of its customers, operating in a similar environment, have had significant improvements in performance and profitability within two or three months. As long as management buys in, the methods and the tools are available. There is some relativism to be considered, however, since the improvements may not be on par with those obtained by high volume, repetitive manufacturers. Nonetheless, relative to Read More...
Using SumTotal Systems to Build a Structured Approach to Learning and Development
Murray Metals Group, an independent UK-based metal business, needed to develop a structured approach to learning across the organization and build a consistent

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SAP to Bring Predictive Analytics to the Masses
Traditionally, SAP has not been a leader in predictive analytics, at least not until its acquisition of Business Objects and the advent of SAP HANA. SAP has

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8 Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal
Learn how to get the right phone system for your company''s requirements in 8 Questions to Ask to Successfully Negotiate a Phone System Deal.

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To BEA or Not to BEA: Is That the Question?
BEA Systems Inc., announced that twelve Business-To-Business and Enterprise Application Integration vendors have teamed with them to provide e-business

wip make to order operation  BEA or Not to BEA: Is That the Question? To BEA or Not to BEA: Is That the Question? M. Reed - July 6, 2000 Event Summary BEA Systems Inc., announced that twelve Business-To-Business and Enterprise Application Integration vendors have teamed with them to provide e-business solutions, as members of their BEA Professional Service Provider Program. These new providers span the United States and the EMEA (Europe-Middle East-Africa) markets, and will leverage their vertical market and e-business expertise to Read More...
From Problems to Ideas through to Innovation
Unsurprisingly, research shows that the majority of companies see their future predicated on how well they can innovate. However, just throwing IT technology at

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Three Simple Steps to Rev Up Your “Stay at Work/Return to Work” Program
For most midsize and large companies, a “stay at work/return to work” (SAW/RTW) program has become a necessity. The impact of unscheduled absence within

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How to Optimize ERP to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges
Efficient procurement and sourcing. Storing and moving inventories. Attracting and retaining customers. Such challenges have an impact on wholesale distributors

wip make to order operation  to Optimize ERP to Meet Wholesale Distribution Challenges Efficient procurement and sourcing. Storing and moving inventories. Attracting and retaining customers. Such challenges have an impact on wholesale distributors’ revenues, competitiveness, and profits. To make timely and informed decisions that can impact your business, you need answers to questions like “How can I offer value-added services to improve customer loyalty?” Get the answers to this and other key questions. Read More...
The High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does it Cost to Keep Up to Date?
Companies are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after they have been installed. The question isn’t

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How to Adapt to Changing Consumer Behaviors
Agile commerce means engaging with your customers in a consistent and relevant way, over whatever device or touch point your customer wants to engage with you

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Lynx to Donate Advanced Messaging to Linux Open-Source Community
Through the release of Lynx’s Messenger Technology code to the ‘Open-Source’ community they hope to gain a strong foothold in Linux messaging as the operating

wip make to order operation  to Donate Advanced Messaging to Linux Open-Source Community Lynx to Donate Advanced Messaging to Linux Open-Source Community P. Hayes - July 24, 2000 Event Summary SAN JOSE, Calif., Lynx Real-Time Systems, Inc., announced the donation of Lynx Messenger for BlueCat Linux, its high-performance messaging technology, to the Linux open-source community to establish a new standard for advanced CompactPCI inter-board messaging in distributed and high availability (HA) systems. Market Impact Lynx messaging Read More...

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