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Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing
Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP

calculation kanban  independent and dependent demand calculation for kanban assemblies and components, printable kanban cards, kanban card and loop sizing and recalculation tools, and kanban card consumption and reprint. All kanban transactions are integrated with production, labour, and material movement. The module manages and tracks internal or external kanbans (which can, in turn, be purely visual, electronic, or mixed), automatically generates inventory and general ledger (GL) transactions, and electronically Read More...
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How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing is a transformational exercise that requires an organization to cast aside long-held beliefs and business processes. The five main steps to

calculation kanban  of alternative projects, and calculation of potential return on investment (ROI) and payback time. Business process improvements are supported by focusing improvement projects, measured by relevant KPIs on the lowest hanging fruits, and then implementing best practices so as to secure strategic management objectives (see Enterprise Process Improvement Software: Customer and Software Vendor Collaboration ). In addition to supporting the above technical lean tools, one should never forget the importance of Read More...
ERP Plus and Beyond
ERP Plus provides tools that metal fabricators need to streamline their quoting, order entry, inventory control, production, labor collection, shipping, and

calculation kanban  Moreover, solid landed cost calculation and subcontracting capabilities may help Verticent expand its focus towards metal importers and giftware distributors. For example, automatically creating purchase orders directly from the sales order for sub-contracted and outsourced services may save time and improve profitability by tracking and costing tasks properly. Also, Verticent may find opportunity among other material bulk converters, such as paper distributors, whose operations use the same type of 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

calculation kanban  step. To perform this calculation we use the customer demand rate and divide it into the amount of product in inventory. In this case the customer demand rate is 50 items per day. We repeat this mapping activity for all the processing steps required to complete the product. How many times have you asked how long a job will take? When you are told there are only a few minutes of work left to complete the job you‘re pleased. Then you find out that no one can get to your job for days or sometimes weeks. 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

calculation kanban  forecast data for planning calculation purposes, the management team could analyze the impact of changing demands on material and capacity requirements. For example, the planning calculations were first performed using infinite capacity planning to anticipate overloaded periods. After adjusting available capacity and consideration of alternate routings, the planning calculations were performed again using finite capacity and material to highlight unrealistic delivery dates. Case #26: Aggregate Forecasts Read More...
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

calculation kanban  based on the planning calculation logic within Dynamics AX. In this case, the delivery promises for a manufactured item with PTO kanban policies can also be based on available capacity of the associated final assembly cell. A shipment schedule coordinates shipping activities. A manufactured pull-to-order kanban is generated automatically for the end item (Product #1). The PTO kanban can be directly linked to the sales order (where the quantity and due date match the sales order), or the PTO kanban can Read More...
Kawasaki Plant Switches to Electronic Kanban System Using LANSA's Technology
There was a new LANSA case study released yesterday that really grabbed my attention. LANSA is a Chicago-based developer and IT services provider that is

calculation kanban  Plant Switches to Electronic Kanban System Using LANSA's Technology There was a new LANSA case study released yesterday that really grabbed my attention. LANSA is a Chicago-based developer and IT services provider that is primarily known for its solutions for legacy systems users who generally want to upgrade their systems but are not ready to shake the entire company up with an implementation of brand new software. Companies may feel that after many years their existing system is tuned to the 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

calculation kanban  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...
SoftBrands to Institute Fourth Shift for SAP Business One Manufacturing Work-Plan Part Two: SoftBrands
As for the lower-end of the market, SAP has designed SAP Business One to meet the core management needs of dynamically growing small and midsize businesses, and

calculation kanban  to Institute Fourth Shift for SAP Business One Manufacturing Work-Plan Part Two: SoftBrands SoftBrands At the National Manufacturing Week ( NMW ) event, held February 23-26, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois (US) SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of enterprise applications, announced the availability of new industry-specific solutions for small and midsize manufacturing companies, with the aim of extending its leadership as a provider of solutions for an even broader range of companies, from Read More...
QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Part Four: Market Impact Continued
QAD has long shifted its focus from being a mere ERP vendor dedicated to the industrial mid-market to fully leveraging the Internet in the applications it

calculation kanban  Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Part Four: Market Impact Continued Market Impact Continued 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 Read More...
Integrating Lean Practices and ERP
Many organizations are undertaking some form of lean initiative, but if one were to ask one hundred different people, one would probably different explanations

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How to Improve the Accuracy of Your Forecasts
Increased competition, lower margins, and more customer demands mean that distributors have to provide better product availability and more services with fewer

calculation kanban  determine what average usage calculation is most appropriate for each item. Collaborative Information Sometimes a customer's or salesperson's estimate of future usage provides a better forecast than an average of past history. If you can obtain reliable estimates of what will be needed, this information can be included as a component in your forecast calculation: Results of the Weighted Average Formula + Effects of a Trend Percentage + Collaborative Forecast Information Total Forecast If a customer Read More...
Why PLM Couldn’t Help You During An Economic Downturn?
Shorter time-to-market, higher product development efficiency, better product quality, and lower product costs are often associated with the benefits of

calculation kanban  find some PLM ROI calculation tools from people who want to sell you PLM software or services, but I personally doubt that companies will be convinced to move to PLM after the calculation—especially when they are facing serious financial stress. PLM takes too long to implement.  If a PLM implementation takes as long as the length of a recession, then it is too late for you to start your PLM initiative hoping it will rescue you from the economic hardship when it’s already there. Companies’ unique Read More...
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry
Even before the mega merger, PeopleSoft had already set it sights on a bigger manufacturing presence. PeopleSoft’s acquisition of mid-to-large ERP system

calculation kanban  of simplifying these complex calculations, going beyond what people can do manually or via spreadsheets. No longer run by its founder Constanza, the institute has become quite amenable lately to the idea of partnering with software companies. Costanza meanwhile changed his stance on software usability and in 2000 he even took the JCIT software development unit with him to create a commercial flow manufacturing software vendor called DTAKT Systems. Back in 1996 the JCIT announced the availability of the Read More...

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