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October 12, 2004  Volume 4, Issue 1384  
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    Master Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts
Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling

by Ashfaque Ahmed
Most of the manufacturing software vendors have planning and scheduling software which assume either infinite production capacity for calculating quantities of raw material and work in progress (WIP) requirements or infinite quantities of raw and WIP materials for calculating production capacity. There are many problems with this approach. This paper discusses the pitfalls of this approach and how to avoid these by making sure that the software you buy indeed takes into account finite quantities of required materials as well as finite capacities of work centers in your manufacturing facility.
    More TEC News
    Master Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts
Part One: Planning and Scheduling Concepts in Manufacturing

by Ashfaque Ahmed
Business Intelligence Success, Lessons Learned
by Olin Thompson
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How The Best Got That Way
Learn four winning ways successful manufacturers drive profitable operations

New research from analyst firm Industry Directions indicates that leading companies accelerate performance by continuous improvement. That means they don’t just measure progress, they actually drive impressive gains in manufacturing excellence across four major areas, and manufacturing execution systems (MES) play a significant role.

Tune in to hear Lenox, maker of fine tableware, discuss its experiences on the path to continuous improvement, and from Industry Directions’ Julie Fraser, who will present the research results.

WHEN: October 14, 2004
TIME: 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Auto Identification/Radio Frequency Identification for Defense

The faster pace of today’s business has become dependent on intelligent technologies that provide more granularity – ultimately one product and one customer at a time. Retailers and the military are requiring suppliers to implement RFID solutions by 2005-2006. How will the military use RFID and what’s unique about the application? How widely adopted will RFID be in the defense supply chain in five years? If you’re a project manager, IT professional, or anyone with supply chain responsibilities, you should join Ann Grackin of ChainLink Research for this limited attendance on-line course. Register at TEC Learning Center.

WHEN: October 19, 2004
TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Rightly responding to the unexpected
Stop scrambling to fill the gap between plan and reality with people, paper, and ad hoc tools

Sponsored by Webplan
Managing demand uncertainty and product volatility while trying to get inventory right is invariably a bear. Hear how a response management infrastructure delivers real-time insight that leads to the right actions, and the alignment of operations decisions with corporate objectives.

WHEN: October 20, 2004
TIME: 1:00 PM. EDT

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Secrets of Solectron’s shop floor revealed
Execution system maximizes quality in manufacturing operations

Sponsored by Visprise
A manufacturing execution system (MES) brings pervasive computerization to plant floors in a systematic way. Hear why Solectron is using an MES as the technology and delivery platform for its own quality management strategy, leading to improved insight of shop-floor activities.

WHEN: October 27, 2004
TIME: 11:00 AM EDT

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  Live Seminar

Mastering The Maintenance Process
December 5 - 8, 2004
Bonita Springs, Florida

The 19th International Maintenance Conference is an event where maintenance and reliability professionals learn from each other through a series of informative learning sessions, short courses, benchmark sessions, networking opportunities and a wide selection of full day workshops.

Please join us for IMC-2004 the 19th International Maintenance Conference.

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