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APICS 2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers
In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we

bill kerber lean  for Materials Managers” by Bill Kerber, President of High Mix Lean . In his presentation, Bill explained “Lean Material Planning and Control Charts” to guide us through the proper procedure when implementing lean material management. He also mentioned the process to further streamline material planning by using the Kaizen concept. Later in the presentation, he talked about the four important concepts for material managers: leveling production, flow, pull systems, and interval to determine lot sizes Read More...
ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments
The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for fu...
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PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development-Part 4: PTC
If you have followed my previous posts of this blog series (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), I guess you may have an idea about who will be the third vendor I’m

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Technology and the Lean Enterprise: Building an Infrastructure That Drives the Highest Value to the Customer
Across the industrial machinery and components industry, successful lean initiatives are increasing as manufacturers recognize the key enabler of continuous

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The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers
While consumer products manufacturers are relatively recent adopters of lean programs, they are already achieving value through a firm commitment to

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Five Ways ERP Can Help You Implement Lean
Lean is not an overnight quick-fix; it is an unending commitment. As lean thinking has evolved and the concepts broadened, lean advocates have come to recognize

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Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and

bill kerber lean  easy conversion of multilevel bills of material (BOMs) and routings into flat BOMs and SOE documents. The product technology that fosters collaborative agreements and signals with suppliers and trading partners, and the requisite data collection, as the actual products flow through the supply chain. The software supports mixed-model MPS, as it mitigates the risk of producing in large batches. The software either has its own or links to a product configurator for real-time capable-to-promise (CTP), demand Read More...
Lean Manufacturing Training: A Project Approach
Manufacturers who are seeking government funding for the introduction of lean manufacturing principles in their daily work environment encounter specific

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A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX: Case Studies
To enable organizations to support lean and traditional manufacturing practices in a single system, Microsoft Dynamics AX has incorporated lean manufacturing

bill kerber lean  in terms of the bill of material (BOM) and routing. A final assembly cell produces Product #1 to sales order demand, and completed items are placed in a shipment staging area for subsequent shipment. Production of Product #1 requires Subassembly #1, Part #1A, and other purchased components. These purchased components are stocked next to the final assembly cell, with receipts direct to the location. An inventory location on the factory floor is commonly called a floor stock location or a supermarket Read More...
Getting Lean with Made2Manage Enterprise Software
In times of economic recession, many businesses take the opportunity to look inward and seek ways to streamline their operations. It’s no wonder that lean

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PLM (Vendors) and Lean Product Development -- Part 2: Dassault Systèmes
Part 1 of this blog post series discussed in general the relationship between product lifecycle management (PLM) and lean product development (LPD), and pointed

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Lean Manufacturer: TigerStop
Based in Vancouver, Washington (US), TigerStop LLC is the global leader in stop/gauge and pusher systems designed to improve the efficiency of manufacturing

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Lean and World Class Manufacturing and the Information Technology Dilemma-The Loss of Corporate Consciousness
Companies relying on manual implementation and support for lean and world class methodologies risk losing corporate consciousness. Avoid the pitfalls of lost

bill kerber lean  and planning routings and bills reflecting expected changes does work to provide some visibility. In this way many traditional ERP systems permit the management team to derive a global view of business from a costing and global capacity standpoint. Advanced planning systems (APS ) applications are available to supplement or replace this type of functionality in ERP systems. Companies in low complexity environments often find that spreadsheets and manual tools are an effective means to support planning Read More...
Lean Operational Improvements That Last From Islands of Improvement to Enterprise-wide Excellence
Many discrete manufacturers have adopted lean manufacturing approaches, but haven’t pursued lean improvement methods. Even those that have report only small

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Lean Inventory by the Numbers
Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that

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Transitioning to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing
Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom

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