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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
Glossary of Enterprise Applications Terminology Part Two: Just-in-Time to Extensible Markup Language
As enterprise applications systems developed over time, a continuous stream of new terminology surfaced. This is a glossary of those terms.

wip make to order operation  personnel. work in process (WIP) : A good or goods in various stages of completion throughout the plant, including all material from raw material that has been released for initial processing up to completely processed material awaiting final inspection and acceptance as finished goods inventory. Many accounting systems also include the value of semi-finished stock and components in this category. World Wide Web (WWW) (A): A set of software, protocols, hypertext conventions, and multimedia techniques 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 make to order operation  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
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
The High Cost of Change for ERP: What Does It Take to Keep Up-to-date?
Businesses of all sizes and in all industries are finding it difficult and costly to update and modify enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems after

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10 Ways to Use ERP to Lean the Manufacturing Supply Chain
A lean supply chain is more than just those activities relating directly to supply chain management (SCM). Lean supply chain improvements require a commitment

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From Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP
Here’s the inside story on how an international manufacturer using a traditional, local enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution shifted gears to end up with

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SAP Invited to White House to Showcase Consumer Innovation in Advancing Public Safety
The White House invited SAP to demonstrate the capabilities of Recall Plus, a product designed to

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6 Reasons to Switch to Cloud-based Expense Management
Many businesses have begun to realize the extent of the benefits offered to them by automated expense management. These programs—which allow expense information

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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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TechSoup Global to Bring NetSuite Cloud Software to Nonprofits
NetSuite partners with TechSoup Global to bring NetSuite’s suite of cloud business management applications to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide.

wip make to order operation  Global to Bring NetSuite Cloud Software to Nonprofits NetSuite recently partnered with TechSoup Global , the international network that leverages technology to enhance the services of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). NetSuite is the first cloud-based financial solution to be available through TechSoup Global’s product philanthropy platform.   TechSoup plans to bring NetSuite’s suite of cloud business management applications—including ERP, CRM, ecommerce, PSA, TribeHR for social HCM, Read More
How to Use Projects to Master Asset Management
IFS co-founder Ulf Stern and senior advisor Anders Wilhelmsson discuss how project management functionality that is tightly integrated with enterprise asset

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How to Use Technology to Support the Lean Enterprise: Achieving Profitable Growth through Lean
Many competitive businesses are implementing “lean” initiatives to expose and attack waste and setting goals for continuous improvement through Six Sigma

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How to Use Technology to Redefine Today’s Economy
Daniel Burrus examines how using technology can not only help organizations lower costs and become more efficient, but also redefine today’s economy. Learn the

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