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Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part 1: Tutorial
Flow manufacturing leverages techniques to help manufacturers create any product on any given day, in any given quantity including the

concepts mrp  flow principles and lean concepts because it simplifies the management of the plant floor by grouping products into product families. In this environment, often there is no need to master schedules and to explode forecasts through MRP (which in turn utilizes BOMs) to generate planned component usage since the kanbans are already set for simplified visual replenishment of those components. Still, one should note that kanbans are mostly used at the purchased components or raw material level, and not at a 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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APICS 2009 Preview Series, Session 1-Time Management and Master Scheduling: Built from the Same Cloth
I listened to a webinar organized by The Association for Operations Management (APICS) for their upcoming International Conference and Expo,which will be hosted

concepts mrp  few great time management concepts, linking them directly to how current master schedulers can use them for the benefit of the organization. When making decisions and determining what needs to be prioritized in the production line’s master schedule, master schedulers are influenced by many factors. For example, the customer might ask for a faster delivery of the product or a supplier might miss a critical delivery date. Mr. Sheldon brought up the point that a master schedule of a production needs to Read More...
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

concepts mrp  the misfit of ERP's concepts of planning and scheduling, which do not allow a manufacturer to use a demand forecast as the basis for a reliable materials purchasing plan. Conversely, flow-oriented manufacturing starts with the earlier-mentioned process called demand smoothing, which technique involves looking at a forecast over a certain period of time (anywhere from one week to several weeks) to determine how many products must be built each day to fill the total amount of orders expected over that Read More...
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations
PeopleSoft manufacturing customers and J.D. Edwards customers in service industries should assess the vendor's product plans given these customers might benefit

concepts mrp  the misfit of ERP concepts of planning and scheduling, which do not allow a manufacturer to use a demand forecast as the basis for a reliable materials purchasing plan. Conversely, flow-oriented manufacturing starts with the earlier-mentioned process called demand smoothing a technique which involves looking at a forecast over a certain period of time (anywhere from one week to several weeks) and determining how many products must be built each day to fill the total amount of orders expected to come in Read More...
Interview with Michael McGrath, CEO, i2 Technologies
The former CEO and co-founder of PRTM is a keen observer of management cycles and philosophies. As he takes over the helm at i2, Michael McGrath talks about how

concepts mrp  around a couple of concepts or themes here. One is the idea of solutions instead of application software. So i2 is rolling out a whole new series of solutions that provide predefined integration, the underlying applications necessary to support the customized workflows, best-practice process definitions, etc., so that a company can take a solution like Sales & Operations Management, customize it to their needs, and have a fully developed solution ready to implement. And we have a number of similar Read More...
Debunking the Myths Surrounding Computer-based Scheduling
To expedite planning production, many companies have gone the way of integration with a manufacturing resource planning (MRP) or enterprise resource planning

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Process versus Discrete ERP Systems
Sorting out the differences between the two main types of manufacturing software can be mind-boggling for companies when searching for an ERP system. Companies

concepts mrp  difference between these two concepts. If you are making an item that is put together in pieces, such as a bike, you can use discrete software. A bike is an assembled item, made in eaches ; it could be taken apart and all the pieces can be put back into the bin they came from. On the other hand, if you are making a can of soup or something gooey made through a process, you will need process manufacturing software. Materials that go through a chemical change, such as cooking, mixing, blending, Read More...
How to Use Talent Supply Chain Management to Overcome Challenges in the Professional Services Market
Professional service providers are starting to apply supply chain management concepts to their strategies for hiring and retaining talent. Adapting to market

concepts mrp  apply supply chain management concepts to their strategies for hiring and retaining talent. Adapting to market demands such as globalization and a more sophisticated client base means human resources departments need a complete and integrated process of talent management. But hiring and keeping top talent can also help you increase revenues and increase client loyalty. Find out how. Read More...
Apriso Digs Deeper into Paperless Manufacturing
Having been recently acquired by Dassault Systèmes, Apriso has been busy embracing the “3DExperience” platform and concepts (Apriso’s FlexNet is now part of the

concepts mrp  the “3DExperience” platform and concepts ( Apriso’s FlexNet is now part of the DELMIA suite of manufacturing applications within Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience platform). But Apriso wants everyone to rest assured that it is still committed to providing industry leadership to improve manufacturing operational excellence. As evidence of this commitment, the vendor has announced  general availability of Apriso for Paperless Manufacturing , packaged as a new Apriso solution based on its business Read More...
Supporting the Lean Value Stream with Technology Solutions
In today’s manufacturing environment, suppliers and manufacturers alike need to be highly selective when choosing an enterprise resource planning vendor to

concepts mrp  the Lean Value Stream with Technology Solutions Supporting the Lean Value Stream with Technology Solutions If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. The solution supports lean processes and offers pre-configured templates to deliver a low total cost of ownership and enable a very fast implementation, making it ideal for both mid-sized companies and large global enterprises. Source : Infor Resources Related to Read More...
ITIL Foundation Fasttrack-The Way You Want It!
The case company is rolling out new professional service concepts, addressing the customer need for services fitting the information technology infrastructure

concepts mrp  out new professional service concepts, addressing the customer need for services fitting the information technology infrastructure library (ITIL) framework. A centrally located team needed ITIL service knowledge and certification before training service development, consulting, and sales. Implement applied the Foundation Fasttrack concept—fast-paced, flexible learning in a familiar environment. Read More...
INFIMACS Boasts MRP Relevant To MROs
Through incrementally adding functionality tidbits that are crucial to its target market and that are not easily emulated by its competitors, Relevant continues

concepts mrp  Boasts MRP Relevant To MROs Event Summary On April 16, Relevant Business Systems ( www.relevant.com ), a privately held ERP vendor for small to medium discrete complex manufacturing companies, announced availability of a major new feature in its flagship INFIMACS II ERP solution that allows its Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) customers to run MRP (Materials Resource Planning) based on inventory item condition. Created especially for aircraft and related maintenance organizations, as well as Read More...
Employee Engagement: How Common-Sense Principles Drive Uncommon Business Benefits
Employee engagement is one of those slippery concepts that’s talked about a lot but is somewhat hard to define. The focus is on intense, almost unattainable

concepts mrp  one of those slippery concepts that’s talked about a lot but is somewhat hard to define. The focus is on intense, almost unattainable zeal—an emotional type of engagement. But for most jobs, it is the rational type of employee engagement that usually matters most. Know what drives rational employee engagement so your organization can achieve high levels of business performance. Read More...
Made2Manage Systems, Inc.: M2M From A2Z For SMEs?
Made2Manage, grasping the requirements of its SME target market, has been completing its evolution from a vendor of traditional MRP software to a provider of

concepts mrp  Made2Manage has long embraced concepts of component technology in designing its product. The object-oriented product architecture has been devised entirely from scratch in-house within the Microsoft context, which provides for flexibility and ongoing agility. End users of smaller enterprises have also been impressed with its intuitive user interface, which provides ease of system navigation ( Navigator feature) and of information retrieval ( Locator feature), and with underlying workflow & messaging Read More...
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

concepts mrp  about the four important concepts for material managers: leveling production, flow, pull systems, and interval to determine lot sizes within production. Even though all four concepts are crucial in today’s economy, in my opinion it will be beneficial if each concept can be integrated within the software already used by organizations. This will bring the concepts, processes, and technology under one umbrella. Bill talked about how leveling production can be achieved for small to large manufacturing Read More...

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