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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

arena mrp  Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena Limitations of Flow Manufacturing Just as manufacturing realities are continuously changing, so is lean thinking evolving. For example, traditionally, given competitive realities, it was almost exclusively automotive companies that deployed lean techniques such as kanban and sequencing. Today, however, there are some strong indications that only one in five companies using kanban are in the automotive industry. This is Part Six of a multi-part note. Customarily, lean

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Rootstock Software Steps Out on Force.com


One of my recent blog posts talked about the emergence of a few natively cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that leverage salesforce.com’s Force.com platform. But looks might be somewhat deceiving here—while the products might be brand new and hosted on the latest cloud architectures, their owners and founders have been around the ERP block a few times before. Take

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CAD-Centric PLM, ERP-Centric PLM, and Organic PLM: What’s Right for You? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started with the assertion that product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions are becoming increasingly important to enterprises, to a strategic degree. However, not all PLM products are created equal, especially in light of their different origins. My post then explored the strengths and weaknesses of the first group of PLM solutions: those coming from

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Will Recent Acquisition Catalyze Catalyst’s Strategy? Part Two: Current Strategy


Catalyst is one of the first supply chain execution suppliers to offer both the "flow-through" functionality and traditional warehouse management features in one system, allowing a facility to run in either or both modes. Its current strategy, termed "Best-for-Business," is to offer componentized products based on an open, modular technology, and solution-neutral consulting services driven by customers' business goals.

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TEC's Industry News Watch: This Week in Enterprise Software News


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS AND GO-LIVESU.S. Army selects HP for enterprise cloud computing services Cloud computing "HP was selected by the U.S Army to provide the Department of Defense and other agencies with cloud computing services. This contract includes private cloud services as well as mobile and data center management. This is an important step for HP and cloud computing providers in order to

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Analysis of Lexacom's and Mirapoint's Joint Wireless Messaging Solution


The need and demand for wireless messaging and calendaring is obvious, but Mirapoint and Lexacom are relatively unknown in the messaging arena.

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Blackboard Enters the MOOCs Arena


Blackboard Inc. presents a free, flexible option for running massive open online courses (MOOCs), soon to be available to all Blackboard clients at no extra cost, in a non-exclusive, non-binding manner, thus joining organizations like Coursera and Udacity in the MOOCs domain. Including a wide range of course management and student engagement features, the tool allows institutions to

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Avercast


Headquartered in Rexburg, Idaho (US), Avercast, LLC provides inventory demand forecasting, distribution requirements planning (DRP) (including both DRP and material requirements planning [MRP] capabilities), and sales and operations planning software. Avercast software is designed to help companies increase inventory turns, improve customer service levels, and reduce overall inventory levels, planning time, stock-outs, and back orders. Avercast's Microsoft structured query language (SQL) database can be integrated into any enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

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Demand-driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning


Material requirements planning is a system that strives to plan replenishment just before a withdrawal from stock, which does not work in some manufacturing environments.

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Initechs


INITECHS provides supply chain solutions to small and medium-sized businesses. The company's founders and core management have years of combined experience in logistics and distribution systems, information technology, and telecommunications. This includes expertise in supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing resource planning (MRP), warehouse management systems (WMSs), inventory, transportation management systems (TMSs), banking, insurance, and telecom applications. INITECHS is headquartered in Marietta, Georgia (US), and has offices in Singapore.

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On-demand Product Life Cycle Management: Not Just for Small to Medium Businesses Anymore


Product lifecycle management (PLM) is set to transition to an on-demand model. On-demand models are quicker and cheaper to deploy, but software providers must gain user enterprises' trust before on-demand PLM really takes off.

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