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Inventory Reduction: Effectively Turning Excess Into Cash
In virtually all manufacturing companies, there is a direct correlation between inventory levels and overall business performance. In fact, CEO's and CFO's

3dmax material  Reduction: Effectively Turning Excess Into Cash Introduction In virtually all manufacturing companies, there is a direct correlation between inventory levels and overall business performance. According to Harold Geneen, the legendary financial genius and former chairman of ITT, all the problems of business end up in inventory. Most knowledgeable executives would agree with Geneen. In fact, CEO's and CFO's believe that their companies consistently carry 25 to 40 percent or more inventory than is

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments Software Evaluation Report

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments Software Evaluation Report focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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Successful Supply Chains Part III: A World Class Approach to Class-C Components


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3dmax material  Supply Chains Part III: A World Class Approach to Class-C Components This white paper documents the information and material flows of a world-class materials replenishment process, focusing on high volume or class-c material in an aircraft manufacturing environment. A companion piece, a process map, is included at the start. Read More

GSQA (Global Supplier Quality Assurance)


GSQA is an enterprise-wide supply chain event management application that improves yield by helping to identify disruptions, which cause a company's factory to run at less than perfect productivity. GSQA collects lot level material quality infomation that allows a manufacturer to make decisions based on root cause analysis.Food, automotive, consumer packaged goods (CPG), and process manufacturers use GSQA to improve productivity. GSQA helps reduce manufacturing overhead and material costs through simplifying supplier management activities.

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Managing Process Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX


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