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Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part 1: Tutorial
Flow manufacturing leverages techniques to help manufacturers create any product on any given day, in any given quantity including the

article of jit  vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part 1: Tutorial Flow Manufacturing The lean manufacturing support philosophy has recently received increased interest, potentially allowing it to break like a huge wave across industry. The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems of the 1990s have been burdened with the liability of carrying on some well-publicized Material Requirements Planning (MRP) problems like complex bills of material (BOMs), inefficient workflows and unnecessary Read More

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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as...
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The Sweet Spot of One Merging ERP Vendor
CMS Software (now known as Solarsoft Business Systems) may not be a huge global player, but its enterprise resource planning solutions address a wide spectrum

article of jit  Sweet Spot of One Merging ERP Vendor April 2007 saw the merger of CMS Software and XKO Software , two of the smaller players on the enterprise resource planning (ERP) field. The two companies will now be known as Solarsoft Business Systems and Solarsoft Business Systems Limited in their respective Canadian and UK markets. Although some might question the significance of this small-scale merger, the market impact is not insignificant, at least for the two parties concerned. CMS in particular had seen 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

article of jit  on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints Lean Manufacturing and the Theory of Constraints Lean manufacturing and the theory of constraints (TOC) may well go hand in hand. Lean manufacturing makes value flow through the factory, for instance, by trying to separate value streams so that they use dedicated resources sized to the same capacity (even if kanbans do not optimize the constraints). TOC takes this idea further by recognizing critical bottlenecks, which are the most overloaded 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

article of jit  Theory of Constraints 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 Read More
The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

article of jit  Development | Lean Production Article | Lean Production Boards | Lean Production Control | Lean Production Definition | Lean Production Management | Lean Production Manufacturing | Lean Production Method | Lean Production Methods | Lean Production Model | Lean Production Scheduling | Lean Production Simplified | Lean Production Six | Lean Production Six Sigma | Lean Production System | Lean Production Techniques | Lean Production Theory | Lean Program | Lean Quality | Lean Recipe | Lean Results | Lean Read More
Evolving Business Application Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite?
Do executives prefer to purchase business applications as part of an integrated suite or as part of a best-of-breed approach? Are there differences by software

article of jit  Business Application Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite? Do executives prefer to purchase business applications as part of an integrated suite or as part of a best-of-breed approach? Are there differences by software category? By region? By company size? How have these preferences changed over time? What are the implications for users and vendors of business applications? Get the answers to these and other questions in this Strategic Perspective from Saugatuck Technology. Read More
The ERP Warehouse Module versus Best-of-breed WMS
Every supply chain professional must consider certain factors when comparing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and best-of-breed warehouse management system

article of jit  ERP Warehouse Module versus Best-of-breed WMS Every supply chain professional must consider certain factors when comparing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and best-of-breed warehouse management system (WMS) solutions for warehouse management. Effective management of warehouse, fulfillment, and distribution operations is key to business success. With so much riding on your decision, you need to thoroughly compare ERP warehouse modules and best-of-breed WMS. Read More
Paradoxes of Software Estimation
Software development has spawned an independent industry in its own right. But the processes of asking for service, offering service, and pricing are all

article of jit  of Software Estimation Introduction Software development has spawned an independent industry, with organizations offering software development services exclusively. As it is perhaps in the nascent stages, the processes of asking for service, offering a service, and pricing are all somewhat haphazard. Software development falls into the category of the services industry as opposed to the product industry—that is, a service is offered, and not a product. Many parallels can be drawn with similar Read More
The Seven Types of Power Problems
Many of the mysteries of equipment failure, downtime, software, and data corruption are the result of a problematic power supply. Compounding the problem is

article of jit  Seven Types of Power Problems The Seven Types of Power Problems If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. In today's always on, always available world where businesses can't stop and downtime is measured in dollars, American Power Conversion (APC) provides protection against some of the leading causes of downtime, data loss and hardware damage: power problems and temperature. Source : APC Resources Related to The Seven Types Read More
The Dollars and Sense of Web Identity Management: How SaaS Cuts the High Costs of Web Access and SSO by 75 Percent
IT infrastructure software has a well-established track record for experiencing frequent cost overruns and missed deadlines. Expensive software and extensive

article of jit  Dollars and Sense of Web Identity Management: How SaaS Cuts the High Costs of Web Access and SSO by 75 Percent IT infrastructure software has a well-established track record for experiencing frequent cost overruns and missed deadlines. Expensive software and extensive customization are the key contributors to increasing identity management costs to four or five times more than the price of the initial identity software license. Learn how software as a service (SaaS) can reduce the cost and complexity Read More
The Pain and Gain of Integrated EDI Part One: The Pain of Integrated EDI
The real action is in merging the influx of electronically transmitted data with existing information already being processed within the ERP system, and the

article of jit  Pain and Gain of Integrated EDI Part One: The Pain of Integrated EDI The Pain of Integrated EDI There is more to the best-of-breed versus integrated suite dilemma than mere data synchronization between two disparate enterprise applications. Electronic data interchange (EDI) capability, which for some high-volume industries like automotive suppliers has become a unpleasant required, has been made more dangerous by the level of work that must be dedicated to ensure the accuracy of incoming and outgoing Read More
The Wheres of Electronic Procurement
An overview of one of the central issues facing a deployment of e-procurement: Who controls the software?

article of jit  (See TEC NEws Analysis article: Ariba Reaches Out to the Little Guy September 28th, 1999). Potential users should do careful analysis of features and, especially, the degree of integration they need with their back end systems. Read More
CitiXsys iVend Retail 5.0 for Point-of-sale Retail Certification Report
CitiXsys product iVend Retail is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of point-of-sale (POS) solutions in the Wholesale and Retail Trade Evaluation Center.

article of jit  iVend Retail 5.0 for Point-of-sale Retail Certification Report CitiXsys product iVend Retail is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of point-of-sale (POS) solutions in the Wholesale and Retail Trade Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More
Technology Evaluation Centers Mourns Loss of Chairman, Marcel Côté
It was with great sadness that TEC learned of the death of Marcel Côté, chairman of TEC’s board of directors.

article of jit  Evaluation Centers Mourns Loss of Chairman, Marcel Côté Montreal, Canada (May 28, 2014) — Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) was saddened to learn of the death of Marcel Côté, who died suddenly on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Marcel Côté was chairman of TEC’s board of directors, and had been a board member since 2003. Marcel took a special interest in TEC’s activities and development over the years and was always available to advise and assist management and employees alike.  He will be Read More
Soaring across the Regions: A View of the Impact of the Internet on Business
The Internet offers companies the opportunity to present a commercial image independent of size and location. With this and the Internet’s ability to extend a

article of jit  across the Regions: A View of the Impact of the Internet on Business The Internet offers companies the opportunity to present a commercial image independent of size and location. With this and the Internet’s ability to extend a business’s reach, it is valuable to know precisely what various Internet service providers (ISPs) offer before buying. This includes evaluating service level and support capabilities and understanding how these vary throughout the United Kingdom (UK). Find out more. Read More

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