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The Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools
Project management tools for software development should include a broad range of functionality. Project teams must be able to estimate the scope and duration

concrete estimate  For example, while pouring concrete, quality of materials and method of mixing, quality of the mix and the method of pouring have to be ensured on the spot and immediately. Once poured, the inspector has no role - reversal or the work results in loss of costly resources like materials. Quality assurance is not a sequential separate activity but an embedded and concurrent activity. Thus, if we have an activity Pour Concrete it includes all relevant quality control activities too. Quality control is a

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Front-office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor


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concrete estimate  floor lean involves identifying concrete steps that can be followed to eliminate waste and increase efficiency. Oftentimes, equipment and materials can be moved to shorten cycle times. Maintaining better controls on inventory to avoid excess as well as product delivery delays, and using visual cues and processes to error-proof processes are two other ways of implementing a lean philosophy. Front-office lean is more challenging, however, because much of the work and value takes place not in a Read More

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Scheduling Resource Demand in a Concurrent Engineering Environment


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concrete estimate  FactoryMaster, formed in 1996, is dedicated to delivering efficiency and profitability to clients, through professionally supported software solutions. The company's FactoryMaster Manufacturing Software has been providing manufacturing, warehousing, and wholesaling solutions for over ten years. Its comprehensive software package covers all aspects of the manufacturing process, from estimate through order entry to delivery. The company's customers have reportedly achieved improvements in Read More

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