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Profit Optimization - Can We Possibly Argue With The Objective?

capacity utilization definition  operational efficiency, some on capacity utilization and some on product and customer mix. Most require more than one approach to satisfy the core objective, maximizing total profitability. But doesn't accounting or costing do the same thing? No, accounting and cost accounting reports and analyses history but does not suggest alternatives or understand the complex relationships. To deal with complex relationships (like overhead) accounting makes simplifying assumptions like overhead is proportional to Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
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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State of the MES Software Marketplace
Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below

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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

capacity utilization definition  subcontracting work, adding more capacity (by buying more machine, adding another shift, etc.), and so on. 5. Repeat the entire process for continuous improvement. This is another similarity with the lean philosophy. It is likely that elevating the constraint will stop it from being a constraint, but a new constraint will come to light. One then has to exploit, subordinate, and elevate this new constraint. DBR Explained The DBR process is used within TOC to manage resources in order to maximize Read More...
Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with the fact that the ability to sense demand and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch

capacity utilization definition  make fundamentally flawed infinite capacity assumptions) on one side and MES tools on the other side. Namely, MES solutions cannot affect the realities of having (or not) enough materials and capacity to deliver products on time and are largely unable to optimize schedules and do model WIP inventory levels. How is scheduling different from planning, and why is the planning-scheduling tandem important? Well, planning systems work in future time buckets (monthly, weekly, daily) and cannot preserve the Read More...
Discussing the S&OP State of Affairs with Logility’s Karin Bursa
My recent exhaustive series of articles on sales @ operations planning (S@OP) entitled “APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S@OP Coming of Age?” and the

capacity utilization definition  inventory optimization and available capacity to allow executives to shape demand, is critical and without it, your S&OP process will veer off track. Once data errors start to appear, the S&OP team will lose confidence in the process and executive buy-in will become more difficult. Read More...
Process Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and

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The 'Joy' Of Enterprise Systems Implementations Part 4: User Recommendations
System integration service provider selections and project planning should involve the same amount of due diligence as business IT strategy definition and

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What Does the “M” in PLM Really Mean?
In the two previous blog posts (What Does the “P” in PLM Really Mean? and What Does the “L” in PLM Really Mean?) I discussed the object being managed within the

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The Rapid Response Solution Continues to Improve
Kinaxis’s latest response management product releases deliver even more refined software system tools to help global manufacturers with capacity planning and

capacity utilization definition  (MUE), engineering change analysis, capacity analysis, constraint manager, inventory pooling, and others. For more details, see Can Webplan Reconcile Planning and Execution? . Room for Improvement Remains This brings us to the fact that Kinaxis will have to expand its supply chain expertise beyond its traditional stronghold of managing manufacturing resources in terms of capacity planning and scheduling within a multisite or multi-enterprise context. Kinaxis indeed appears to be ahead of the pack in Read More...
Coping with the Crunch: How Innovation Helps the Johnson & Johnson Sales and Logistics Company, LLC Optimize Transportation Capacity
The Global Transportation Organization, a division of Johnson & Johnson, successfully dealt with the global transportation crunch. Factors contributing to its

capacity utilization definition  Company, LLC Optimize Transportation Capacity Introduction Stories of innovation and success in dealing with the global transportation capacity crunch are rare. So when Kristyn Harkins—team leader for Sourcing and Supplier Performance within the Global Transportation Organization ( GTO ), a division of the Johnson & Johnson Sales & Logistics Company, LLC —presented its story at ChainLink 's annual conference recently, we were all ears. Kristyn talked about the macroeconomic factors that have created Read More...
Appointment Scheduling - Achieving the Positive Ripple Effect Part 1
Accurate appointment scheduling can provide great benefit to all in the supply chain through improvements in efficiency, visibility, resource and capacity

capacity utilization definition  in visibility, resource and capacity utilization, compliance, and product flow. Accurate appointment scheduling can provide a great benefit to all parties in the supply chain, forming a positive ripple effect that equates to a competitive advantage. This is Part One of a three-part article. Part Two will discuss achieving a solution and the resultant benefits. Part Three will be a case study illustration. 1. Wells Tower, The Long Haul , The Washington Post , August 2001 Problems With Current Appoinment Read More...
Enterprise Energy Management Software - The Key to Effective Energy Utilization
Energy purchasing has become increasingly complex as a result of deregulation. The deregulated market provides more suppliers and more options for supply

capacity utilization definition  Energy Management Software - The Key to Effective Energy Utilization Enterprise Energy Management Software - The Key to Effective Energy Utilization Featured Author - Olin Thompson - August 9, 2002 Introduction There is nothing quite as emotional as an energy crisis . Cars in long lines at the pump, graphs showing spiking trends with nowhere to go but up, and hard luck stories all are grist for the media mill. Elected officials clamor for an energy policy and the usual interest groups Read More...
The Road to Better Visibility: Virtualization, the Cloud, and Managed Services
Cloud and virtualization both help deliver optimal resources, on-demand utilization, flexibility, and scalability. However, business owners often have to

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Exact Faces Challenges
Exact Software faces significant challenges ranging from competitive challenges to user education, and product definition. Nonetheless, it is still a stalwart

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