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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

definition of lean manufacturing package  Another example is TOC''s definition of inventory , which includes all investments in procuring materials to meet customer demand, such as raw materials, work-in-process (WIP), finished goods, and scrap. The crucial point, however, is that, according to TOC, inventory is a liability and certainly not an asset. This is consistent with lean manufacturing''s focus on eliminating waste. Finally, TOC''s definition of operating expenses encompasses all the money the system spends to turn inventory into Read More
Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing
Cover-time planning (CTP) is a

definition of lean manufacturing package  (RF); storage and product definition; and warehouse administration and monitoring. Some users have optimized their WMS processes to pick orders faster and with increased accuracy (based on product movement frequency); and to optimize resource activity, through precise and accurate instruction handling. The best way to describe their WMS is to work backwards. Just like in the movie Memento , where the main protagonist suffers a serious short-term memory loss, and the movie is told backwards in many Read More
Demand-driven Manufacturing and Warehousing: Challenges and User Recommendations
Among its promising initiatives, IBS offers flexible rescheduling tools that integrate with existing manufacturing resource planning systems. Its warehousing

definition of lean manufacturing package  (RF), storage and product definition, and warehouse administration and monitoring. IBS'' WMS process helps ordered be picked faster and with increased accuracy. Processes are based on product movement frequency, optimized resource activity through precise and accurate instruction handing. Fast return on investment (ROI) with staged implementation possibilities can be achieved. Ultimately, the ideal WMS keeps items in the warehouse are moved quickly and as accurately as possible. The application must Read More
How to Choose a Manufacturing System
If you’ve worked for more than one manufacturing company, you know that each one is different. Different processes, systems, problems—all these variations mean

definition of lean manufacturing package  this environment, accurate product definition and costing are important objectives. Job Shop Manufacturers These manufacturers rarely make the same objects over again. The job shop manufacturer will assign material costs and labor costs on a project-by-project basis without much repetition. Process Manufacturers These companies produce batches and typically involve mixtures and chemical processes that make estimating required materials and finished goods somewhat complex. They may produce the same Read More
Manufacturing Environments and Integration with Other Functions
This continues a reprint of the summary chapter from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

definition of lean manufacturing package  manufacturing environments include the definition of product structure, variations in production strategy, and lean manufacturing practices. Definition of Product Structure Information . Master bills and master routings define product and process design, with optional bill and routing versions. Their identifiers are assigned to relevant manufactured items and specified on production orders. Planned engineering changes are identified using date effectivity for each bill and routing version; date Read More
ERP in Manufacturing 2009: an Aberdeen Report
Find out in the aberdeen report, ERP in manufacturing 2009.

definition of lean manufacturing package  in Manufacturing 2009: an Aberdeen Report It''s no surprise. According to a recent survey of over 435 manufacturers, the number one enterprise resource planning (ERP) business driver is the need to cut costs. But what are the other major business challenges shaping ERP strategies in 2009? Are manufacturers turning to point solutions or integrated ERP modules to achieve their goals? And which ERP practices are best-in-class manufacturers employing? Find out in the Aberdeen report , ERP in Manufacturing Read More
Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical

definition of lean manufacturing package  Manufacturing: A Primer Introduction It is not exactly breaking news that, due to the need for driving down costs and increasing efficiency, manufacturers (if not enterprises of all kinds) are increasingly subject to massive pressures. These pressures, however, often invalidate the traditional materials requirements planning (MRP) batch- and push-based production planning and associated economies of scale product costing approaches. This is Part One of a multi-part note. For this reason, there has Read More
Busting Out of the Inbox: Five New Rules of 1to1® E-mail Marketing
Situating e-mail in a multichannel marketing plan is more complicated than it used to be. Where exactly does e-mail fit in the world of blogs, vlogs, and

definition of lean manufacturing package  Out of the Inbox: Five New Rules of 1to1® E-mail Marketing Situating e-mail in a multichannel marketing plan is more complicated than it used to be. Where exactly does e-mail fit in the world of blogs, vlogs, and podcasts—where MSN, Google, and Yahoo! call the shots? Marketers need to understand which strategies and tactics are most effective to ensure that their e-mails will be delivered, opened, and acted upon. Read More
ERP Features and Functions: Reference Guide to Process Manufacturing Software
This reference guide provides insight into the process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) features and functions that are accessible on today’s

definition of lean manufacturing package  Features and Functions: Reference Guide to Process Manufacturing Software This reference guide provides insight into the process manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) features and functions that are accessible on today’s market. This guide will help you determine which features and functions are essential to your organization’s needs and which are not. You can also download this guide in Excel format at TEC’s Enterprise Resource Planning Process (Process ERP) RFP Template page . Before Read More
Best Manufacturing Scheduling Systems
The market place is awash with many kinds of manufacturing scheduling systems. Due to the dynamic nature of the manufacturing shop floor, it is of utmost

definition of lean manufacturing package  etc. So product attribute definition and the way they are incorporated in the system plays a vital role in determining usefulness of the scheduling system. Dynamic Machine Setup Time Definitions Each kind of machine has different setup and changing times. For a particular material, there could also be many kinds of setup times for a machine, depending on what kind of material the machine previously processed. New material, a new machine, or a new process can introduce a new setup time which should be inco Read More
Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of SME On-premise Business Management Applications and SAP Business ByDesign
This document analyzes the cost of ownership for a typical on-premise small and medium enterprise (SME) business management system, and compares it to the cost

definition of lean manufacturing package  the Total Cost of Ownership of SME On-premise Business Management Applications and SAP Business ByDesign This document analyzes the cost of ownership for a typical on-premise small and medium enterprise (SME) business management system, and compares it to the cost of an equivalent SAP Business ByDesign implementation. It uses a mixture of different on-premise systems rather than any single vendor''s product. Although there are many similarly equipped business management products available, they Read More
Analysis of Active Voice''s Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc.
Active Voice will integrate all of PhoneSoft''s functionality into their existing

definition of lean manufacturing package  of Active Voice''s Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc. Event Summary SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ - Active Voice Corporation (Nasdaq: ACVC), a global provider of unified messaging and computer telephony software solutions announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held PhoneSoft Inc., a leading provider of true unified messaging solutions for Lotus Notes/Domino. Market Impact PhoneSoft, Inc. is a privately held company that focuses on unified messaging solutions (UM), including email, f Read More
IDC and Webroot Present: Securing Enterprise Environments against Spyware-Benefits of Best-of-breed Security
The threat of spyware has risen to epidemic levels for many information technology professionals trying to protect their users and network. In response, many

definition of lean manufacturing package  and Webroot Present: Securing Enterprise Environments against Spyware-Benefits of Best-of-breed Security The threat of spyware has risen to epidemic levels for many information technology professionals trying to protect their users and network. In response, many security vendors are creating anti-spyware software to seek out spyware and eradicate it from the enterprise network. Webroot''s Spy Sweeper Enterprise is just such a product. Read More
Manufacturing Strategies that Win: IT’s New Role in the Cloud
With acceptance of cloud-based strategies growing among manufacturers of all types and sizes, it’s easier than ever to make the business case for transitioning

definition of lean manufacturing package  Strategies that Win: IT’s New Role in the Cloud With acceptance of cloud-based strategies growing among manufacturers of all types and sizes, it’s easier than ever to make the business case for transitioning to the cloud. But beyond the cost savings and responsiveness of cloud solutions, this transition also provides new opportunities for the IT department to grow into a key role as strategic business advisor. This report includes advice on how IT can help manufacturers realize the full Read More
A Spoonful of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution
SugarCRM is a rapidly growing open source CRM company with solutions that appeal to a community of enthusiastic users. This study, based on a client who

definition of lean manufacturing package  Spoonful of SugarCRMCase Study and Review of an Open Source CRM Solution Company Overview SugarCRM is a relatively young company hoping to be the sweet spot on the menu of CRM solutions. Based in San Jose, California (US), the company was founded by John Roberts, Clint Oram, and Jacob Taylor, who brought skills from their backgrounds with E.piphany, BroadVision, Baan, and IBM to the company. SugarCRM provides a number of CRM products, which are based on its open source core product, Sugar Sales . The foll Read More

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