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Sales and Operations Planning Part Three: Game Plan Guidelines
Effective game plans lead to improved firm performance and bottom line results. Metrics include reductions in stock-outs, delivery lead-time, missed shipments

calculate kanban  calculations were customized to calculate projected daily usage rates for components and to generate Kanban cards for end-items and some intermediates. A customization provided an orderless approach to reporting end-item output. Only the item number and a completed quantity were reported, which then triggered auto-deduction of components from the floor stock bin locations. Case #20: S&OP by Job for Construction Material . A distribution company sold several product lines to the commercial construction 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 or...
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As the Economy Rebounds, Will Your Organization Be Ready for New and Increasing Demand? A Summary of the 2009 APICS Conference
Companies can get the latest on supply chain management trends—from inventory management, forecasting, and sales and operations planning—at the annual APICS

calculate kanban  which they manage inventory, calculate the best methods of kanban, and figure out if the material requirements planning (MRP) run is relevant or if they should use new calculations for the production plan from the Excel results. Most of the vendors in the exhibition hall offer applications with functionality that extends beyond what Excel spreadsheets can do. To give some idea of which vendors and solutions are in the market for supply chain and operations professionals, here is a sampling of those that Read More...
Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Four: Guidelines and Case Studies
The lack of effective game plans is typically cited as a leading cause of poor system implementation. The following guidelines provide suggestions for improving

calculate kanban  were then used to calculate Kanban quantities and automatically generate Kanban cards for manufactured items. Purchased components were kept in floor stock bin locations with bin replenishment based on electronic Kanbans to suppliers. They used an order-less approach to reporting production output with auto-deduction of component materials. Case #29: S&OP Process Improvements . The Consumer Products company wanted to improve their sales and operations planning process using a collaborative planning tool. Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management
For years, manufacturers have been driven by sales forecasts and the need to maximize production efficiency at every level of operation. But in order to be

calculate kanban  requirement for software to calculate revised requirements at all levels of the value chain immediately following any change, and to communicate resulting changes throughout the value chain so that it can immediately adjust to supplying the correct components. Advanced supply chains need to communicate potential changes to determine the supply chain's ability to react before selecting amongst alternative options. Clear-to-Build Lean-inspired pull-based systems work well for repetitive production because Read More...
Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy
Outsourcing and global competition are forcing companies to transform their supply chains from linear processes into adaptive networks. Communities of customer

calculate kanban  that are used to calculate KPIs. Extractors transfer data from this operational software to analytic software at predetermined intervals. On a strategic level, this type of advanced supply chain performance management creates a window into the performance of your entire supply chain. In a collaborative environment, it provides you with the visibility you need into your own and your partners' performance. Performance management gives you the necessary feedback to create true, closed-loop supply chain Read More...
Profitable-to-promise: A New Exciting Era
Any manufacturing business is faced with promising accurate delivery dates for customer orders. At the same time, the manufacturer has to ensure that every

calculate kanban  The functionality required to calculate an accurate delivery date is dependent on many components of the supply chain system including material requirement planning (MRP), master production scheduling (MPS), advance planning and scheduling (APS), supplier management, transportation and distribution systems, etc. If these components do not work properly for you then you will not be able to calculate delivery dates accurately. To see if you are able to keep your bottom line in check, you need to know what Read More...
Thru-Put Announces Features For New APS Release
Internet collaboration is all the rage and SCM vendors are web enabling client/server-based applications in an effort to retain current customers and entice

calculate kanban  (PTP) allows companies to calculate costs associated with alternative order promising, thereby quantifying the effects on profitability. Unfortunately, profitability decomposed into an individual order level may not be what most manufacturers are interested in. In seeking to assign a dollar cost to each individual order, many of these algorithms fail to see the forest for the trees. This is because promising an order often involves complex considerations that defy representation by a mathematical Read More...
New Release For Ariba’s Software
Busy as it’s been with wheeling and dealing, Ariba has still found the time to release an upgrade to its Ariba Buyer software.

calculate kanban  use third-party programs to calculate local taxes. The new release is also said to improve integration with other business processes such as ERP systems. Ariba made a joint announcement with Tibco Software that Ariba Buyer 7.0 supports what are called Ariba Integration Packs, based on Tibco's ActiveEnterprise product. Tibco's business infrastructure products are bundled with the new release as part of a multi-year agreement. The partnership with Tibco was first announced late last year (see Ariba to Read More...
How Effective Project Management Leadership Enabled the Logistics Industry to Reap Large Rewards
Just one generation ago, the courier industry was essentially nonexistent. Today, in 2008, it is one of the largest means of transporting daily shipments for

calculate kanban  customers can place orders, calculate rates, schedule pickups, track shipments, and verify deliveries. What now seems to be commonplace functionality is actually the evolution of several technologies and philosophies fused into a unified set of solutions.A generation ago, simple material resource planning (MRP) evolved into MRP2. This evolution was an early introduction to the integration of other business applications, such as accounting with finance, finance with procurement, procurement with Read More...
Visibility.net Is TEC Certified for Engineer-to-order Enterprise Resource Planning (ETO ERP)
TEC is pleased to announce that Visibility.net by Visibility Corporation is now TEC Certified for engineer-to-order enterprise resource planning (ETO ERP

calculate kanban  net Is TEC Certified for Engineer-to-order Enterprise Resource Planning (ETO ERP) TEC is pleased to announce that Visibility.net by Visibility Corporation is now TEC Certified for engineer-to-order enterprise resource planning (ETO ERP) manufacturing under the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Evaluation Center. Visibility Corporation is the provider of the Visibility.net solution for complex and mixed-mode manufacturers. Visibility is a privately owned company founded in 1988 with headquarters Read More...
QAD Pulling through, Patiently but Passionately Part Three: Market Impact
QAD deserves admiration for its protracted innovativeness and endurance as the only assets it could muster as to compensate for limited resources compared to

calculate kanban  Pulling through, Patiently but Passionately Part Three: Market Impact Market Impact On August 20, QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADI), a global provider of collaborative enterprise applications for manufacturing and distributing organizations, reported upbeat financial results for the fiscal 2004 second quarter and six-month period ended July 31, 2003. The improved financial performance has not come without astute moves with regard to product functionality enhancements. These moves include: A partnership with Read More...
SAP RFID Technology in the Automotive Industry
By using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, automotive companies can eliminate material shortfalls of containers, which lead to delivery delays

calculate kanban  RFID Technology in the Automotive Industry SAP RFID Technology in the Automotive Industry If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced a recent round of informal discussions involving the U.S. Department of Commerce, European Union (EU) officials and other public and private leaders on the opportunities presented by radio frequency identification (RFID) technology — as well as concerns that may Read More...
Beware Supply Chain Excel Users (You Are Doomed!)
Last week, I attended a supply chain management (SCM) user conference in Florida.The main objective of the user conference was to help users learn and share

calculate kanban  has features that can calculate safety stock by using prebuilt basic formulas such as moving average, standard deviations forecasts etc. Keep in mind that by doing this, an organization will not have the ability to see the entire supply and demand relationship. On the other hand, when the same safety stock is calculated within an application, it will provide visibility to outstanding supplies that need to be replenished; orders can be planned for production; and it can calculate how quickly organizations Read More...

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