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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

compare mrp  these methods, let us compare the AMPM Convenience stores with Wendy's and McDonalds burger chains modes of operation. For one, AMPM, whose slogan is Always there to serve your needs, is an MRP-based planning operation, whereby hamburgers are made in daily batches, which often results with scrap leftovers and lost sales. McDonalds, with the Serving 46 million customers each day motto, has done well at lean execution and dishing burgers out fast (often in one minute), but the problem occurs with

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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With so many different enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications on the market, selecting the right solution can be extremely time-consuming and daunting. In fact, according to a recent study, nearly three-quarters of manufacturers are dissatisfied with their current systems. However, following a clearly defined selection process—and learning from the mistakes of others—can drastically improve your chances of success.

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Workforce Productivity for the Steel Industry


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