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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

definition of traditional plants  vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges Still, while some tout that flow manufacturing principles can be implemented successfully, regardless of the industry, type of manufacturing environment, or product volumes, the concept has not been everything to all people so far. It is still challenging or even unsuitable to use in a jobbing shop producing highly configure-to-order (CTO) or engineer-to-order (ETO) products with high 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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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 traditional plants  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...
Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS
The metric of plant maintenance should now be in the ability of the plant to meet the strategic goals of the company beyond customarily expected cost savings

definition of traditional plants  Part One: Trends and Definition The Maintenance Approach Evolution Although enterprise asset management (EAM) and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) software continue to grab headlines as a realistic way to reduce expenses and increase revenues, the growing pressure for improving customer responsiveness and profits has lately pretty much changed the traditional role of asset management. Namely, the metric of plant maintenance should now be in the ability of the plant to meet the strategic Read More...
Food and Beverage Industry: Overview of Software Requirements
The food and beverage industries have very special needs, many of which are externally regulated. Read on to discover some of the unique challenges and software

definition of traditional plants  catch weight functionality. By definition, catch weight is the recording of the actual weight of a product. For example, whereas a 50-pound case of meat lists for $100, in actuality the case is sold at $2 a pound based on the actual weight of the meat less the packaging material. Accordingly, capturing of this actual weight, which can be used for pricing, is known as the catch weight of the product. The software should take the process one step further by using catch weight to calculate the actual cost Read More...
The Definitive Guide to Successful Deployment of VoIP and IP Telephony-Chapter 1
As the era of traditional telephony draws to a close, the doors to the next generation in communications open. Chapter 1 of this 4-part e-book discusses

definition of traditional plants  have enabled the business definition but of which the thing called VoIP is only small part. There is not, for instance, a VoIP protocol, per se, but rather a number of choices, all of which will be examined, contrasted, and compared in subsequent chapters. VoIP is Revolutionary VoIP began in what can best be described as the hobbyist realm. Early VoIP software was produced in spare bedrooms, garages, and office cubicles and used existing hardware that was cobbled together to accomplish the task of Read More...
Anatomy of a Decision: SAP versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
As SAP and Oracle step up their efforts to attract midmarket customers, more and more of those customers are including top-tier vendors in their enterprise

definition of traditional plants  of a Decision: SAP versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne As SAP and Oracle step up their efforts to attract midmarket customers, more and more of those customers are including top-tier vendors in their enterprise application evaluation process. Nucleus Research's analysts conducted in-depth interviews with a number of companies that recently went through the ERP decision process and selected EnterpriseOne instead of SAP. This research note focuses on the decision process and factors of those Read More...
Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades
For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both

definition of traditional plants  Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both capital and operating expenses—exploit economies of scale when deploying servers in volume. Saving power, cooling, and space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs). Read More...
Best Practices in Extending ERP: A Buyer’s Guide to ERP versus Best-of-breed Decisions
The trade-off between best-of-breed functionality and ease of integration is no longer so simple. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software continues to

definition of traditional plants  ERP modules. The simplest definition of an extension to ERP is an enterprise application that extends the functionality, but is separate. However, the degree of separation or integration varies widely (Table 1). Where is the Boundary of ERP? The number of modules and the extent of functionality offered in the ERP suite have steadily grown over the past two decades. Aberdeen's ERP in Manufacturing Benchmark sought to determine the adoption rates of modules offered by ERP solution providers. Table 2 Read More...
Analysis of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Release of Menu Driven Wireless Web Capability For SMS
The advent of menu driven wireless web capabilities for SMS (Short Message Service) will allow carriers to offer their subscribers fully personalized web based

definition of traditional plants  of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Release of Menu Driven Wireless Web Capability For SMS Analysis of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Release of Menu Driven Wireless Web Capability For SMS P. Hayes - May 11, 2000 Event Summary In April TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), a leading developer of software applications that enable wireless carriers and enterprises to extend their capabilities to wireless devices, announced the availability of Interactive Menus, a new capability of the TCS Short Read More...
TCO & Security of Enterprise Grade Mobility
While mobility has been a key factor behind the consumerization of IT in the enterprise, it has created a new set of security challenges in the workplace. Read

definition of traditional plants  & Security of Enterprise Grade Mobility While mobility has been a key factor behind the consumerization of IT in the enterprise, it has created a new set of security challenges in the workplace. Read this research with IT decision makers from the various departments across the UK public sector to understand the challenges they are encountering in the face of compliance, control, cost, and consumerization, and to gain best-practice lessons in mobile enterprise management. Read More...
WorkWise's eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory
Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has

definition of traditional plants  s eWarehouse provides Groschopp with added control of the entire life cycle of its inventory Groschopp initially purchased TCM in 1994 and subsequently expanded its usage to over 40 TCM licensed users and 12 data collection users. Groschopp has evolved into an expert user of the entire suite of TCM applications, including MRP, MPS, and Shop Floor Control with complex scheduling. One of their main objectives was the ability to bin track and optimize inventory, leading both to cost savings and also Read More...
The Impact of CRM and Sales Process: Monetizing the Value of Sales Effectiveness
To work through all the issues necessary to improve sales performance, executives have a number of options for leveraging people and knowledge. However, an area

definition of traditional plants  Impact of CRM and Sales Process: Monetizing the Value of Sales Effectiveness To work through all the issues necessary to improve sales performance, executives have a number of options for leveraging people and knowledge. However, an area that shows significant potential for helping sales teams meet or exceed their goals is the effective alignment of sales process and technology. Executives looking to optimize performance should consider this approach to achieve their goals. Read More...
Collaboration 2.0: Taking Collaboration to the Next Level: From the E-mail and Document-centric World of 'Enterprise 1.0' to the People-Centric World of Enterprise 2.0
Most business collaboration continues to be conducted via e-mail and shared folders, but forward-looking organizations are increasingly considering socially

definition of traditional plants  2.0: Taking Collaboration to the Next Level: From the E-mail and Document-centric World of 'Enterprise 1.0' to the People-Centric World of Enterprise 2.0 Most business collaboration continues to be conducted via e-mail and shared folders, but forward-looking organizations are increasingly considering socially oriented and real-time collaboration solutions to instantly and seamlessly increase productivity between employees, suppliers, customers, and stakeholders. This white paper discusses new Read More...
Eco-mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation
Many newer uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless

definition of traditional plants  mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation Many newer uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless, surveys show that few data centers actually use this mode, because of the known or anticipated side effects. Unfortunately, the marketing materials for these operating modes do not adequately explain the cost/benefit tradeoffs. This paper shows that eco-mode provides a reduction of Read More...

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