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Demand-Driven Strategies for Complex Manufacturing
Many manufacturing companies have adopted or are considering the adoption of a demand-driven strategy. However, if you want to be demand-driven, you aren’t

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Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Shows Its Lean Side


About two-thirds of SoftBrands' revenue comes from its manufacturing division, which includes evolution, a platform neutral, extended enterprise resource planning product, and DemandStream for lean automation.

demand smoothing  The Lean Scheduling and Demand Smoothing capabilities balance customer demand smoothly to the shop floor for timely and efficient execution. DemandStream also delivers visualization of traditional heijunka smoothing techniques and drives the execution data all the way to the cells for execution without the challenges of manual techniques. Supply Chain Execution is an interactive Web-based application that enables the shop floor to interact with suppliers through the Supplier Kanban Board . Features Read More

The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena


Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which is complementary to lean manufacturing when it comes to low volumes and complex environments, may provide an answer.

demand smoothing  appreciate kanban replenishment and demand smoothing, but not line design and standard operation procedures (SOP) or operation method sheets (OMS), since these features would not bring much benefit, if any, to ETO manufacturers. However, such companies' product families often include products that require one or two unique and expensive components in addition of their share of common parts, which could benefit from flow methods of smoothing spikes in demand. In fact, with appropriate changes in workflow Read More

SoftBrands to Institute Fourth Shift for SAP Business One Manufacturing Work-Plan Part Two: SoftBrands


As for the lower-end of the market, SAP has designed SAP Business One to meet the core management needs of dynamically growing small and midsize businesses, and is moving to better address the specific needs of small manufacturers through a planned strategic solution relationship with SoftBrands whereby the two vendors have initiated efforts to integrate SoftBrands' leading manufacturing software product Fourth Shift with SAP Business One.

demand smoothing  Demand Smoothing: Balances customer demand smoothly to the shop floor for timely and efficient execution. DemandStream delivers visualization to traditional Heijunka smoothing techniques and drives the execution data all the way to the cells for execution without the challenges of manual techniques. Supply Chain Planning and Execution: Supply Chain Execution is an interactive Web-based application that enables the shop floor to interact with suppliers through the Supplier Kanban Board . Features include 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 if PeopleSoft shares functions between the product sets.

demand smoothing  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 over that time. The flow manufacturer will then ask its suppliers to deliver parts every day, with each shipment amounting to only enough parts to satisfy that day's quota. On the other hand, there are some indications Read More

Clear Demand and 360pi Partner for Dynamic Omni-channel Retail Pricing


Clear Demand and 360pi recently struck a partnership that they believe amplifies the role and importance of “dynamic pricing” as a “competitive countermeasure” in today’s omni-channel retail market.

demand smoothing  Demand and 360pi Partner for Dynamic Omni-channel Retail Pricing Clear Demand and 360pi recently struck a partnership that they believe amplifies the role and importance of “dynamic pricing” as a “competitive countermeasure” in today’s omni-channel retail market. The two vendors tout that dynamic pricing is made more relevant today because of the abundance of competitive price data and product information (a.k.a. online price transparency) and made more rigorous because of current big data Read More

Best Practices in Demand and Inventory Planning for Chemical Companies


Supply chain planning involves functions such as demand forecasting and planning, distribution inventory planning, and plant capacity planning and scheduling. The right mix of strategy, education, and systems can have a very high impact on a manufacturer’s overall operations—and ultimately its bottom line. Understand how supply chain functions such as demand and inventory planning can positively impact your company.

demand smoothing  Practices in Demand and Inventory Planning for Chemical Companies Supply chain planning involves functions such as demand forecasting and planning, distribution inventory planning, and plant capacity planning and scheduling. The right mix of strategy, education, and systems can have a very high impact on a manufacturer’s overall operations—and ultimately its bottom line. Understand how supply chain functions such as demand and inventory planning can positively impact your company. Read More

Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain


Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help manufacturers optimize pricing capabilities and better understand their markets. Yet to get the most out of these tools, manufacturers must be willing to reorganize their planning processes—and to share the resulting insights with supply chain partners and customers.

demand smoothing  the Supply Chain Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Microsoft Dynamics is a line of integrated, adaptable business management solutions that automate and streamline financial, customer relationship, and supply chain processes in a way that helps you drive business success. Source : Microsoft Dynamics Resources Related to Demand Planning : Customer Demand Read More

BI: On Demand, On Premise, Open Source, or Outsourced?


On-premise or on-demand, business intelligence (BI) solutions can help businesses become more intelligent about key processes. But what are the benefits to implementing cloud-based BI over traditional software? Are on-demand BI applications as popular in the enterprise as they are with midmarket companies? And what are some reasons people don’t outsource BI? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Download this guide now.

demand smoothing  On Demand, On Premise, Open Source, or Outsourced? On-premise or on-demand, business intelligence (BI) solutions can help businesses become more intelligent about key processes. But what are the benefits to implementing cloud-based BI over traditional software? Are on-demand BI applications as popular in the enterprise as they are with midmarket companies? And what are some reasons people don’t outsource BI? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Download this guide now. Read More

Scheduling Resource Demand in a Concurrent Engineering Environment


Manufacturers of capital equipment and highly engineered products face design, production, and delivery obstacles. The most challenging of these activities is scheduling projects and resource demand in a concurrent engineering environment. Learn about a resource scheduling tool that can allow you to put demand on materials, work-centers, and labor as soon as it is known—so you can deliver projects on time and on budget.

demand smoothing  Resource Demand in a Concurrent Engineering Environment Scheduling Resource Demand in a Concurrent Engineering Environment If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Meeting the complex software needs of project-oriented manufacturers with easy-to-use solutions is all we do. And because we spend time everyday with companies like yours, no vendor knows your business better. Which is why, even when you have mixed-mode requi Read More

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From Local to Hosted: The Story of One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP


Here’s the inside story on how an international manufacturer using a traditional, local enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution shifted gears to end up with an on-demand, remotely hosted ERP system. It wasn’t the change the company originally intended, but the benefits proved too overwhelming to resist.

demand smoothing  One Company’s Migration to On-demand ERP Welcome to TEC radio. I’m your host, Wayne Thompson Here’s a story to get you thinking if your organization has a traditional, local, ERP [ enterprise resource planning ] system running the business. It tells why Asahi Kasei Spandex America , a subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Group of Japan, made the transition from a locally hosted ERP solution to a remotely hosted, on-demand ERP system. The company was searching for a solution that offered lower cost, Read More

MazikGlobal and Intralearn Software Announce LMS on Demand


MazikGlobal and Intralearn Software have partnered to offer an in-cloud learning management system (LMS) for businesses, LMS on Demand. By combining MazikGlobal's knowledge of cloud infrastructure with Intralearn Software's Learning Management System for Microsoft .NET and SharePoint, the two companies co-authored a new e-learning platform meant to address businesses' demand to automate

demand smoothing  Software Announce LMS on Demand MazikGlobal and Intralearn Software have  partnered  to offer an in-cloud learning management system (LMS) for businesses, LMS on Demand. By combining MazikGlobal's knowledge of cloud infrastructure with Intralearn Software's Learning Management System for Microsoft .NET and SharePoint, the two companies co-authored a new e-learning platform meant to address businesses' demand to automate their training and professional development programs. According to the press Read More

War Looms in the On-demand CRM Market (and Beyond)-But Will You Profit from It?


Salesforce.com is now an almost unstoppable force in the world of on-demand customer relationship management. However, it may be the architect of its own downfall—and Microsoft is poised to take advantage. But will you profit from the Salesforce.com-versus-Microsoft war?

demand smoothing  It? Salesforce.com: On-demand in Demand Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), sometimes informally referred to as SFDC, has come a long way since introducing its on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) service in February 2000. One of the keys to its success was its self-described guiding design principles for Salesforce.com's software as a service (SaaS)—see What Is Software as a Service? ), which will be referred to as service in the rest of the article. Per its 2006 annual report , the service is Read More

Kinaxis’ Response Management Helps Keep Supply and Demand in Balance


In the supply chain software market Kinaxis faces stiff competition from the likes of SAP, Oracle, JDA, and Logility, among others, but with double-digit revenue growth for the past seven years the company is obviously doing something right. Supply chain analyst Bob Eastman brings us through Kinaxis' makeovers over the years to a look at the supply chain solution's architecture, then explores the company's innovation strategy as of late, including its pipeline of continual product updates and improvements and focus on its control tower and channel strategy.

demand smoothing  Helps Keep Supply and Demand in Balance In the supply chain software market Kinaxis faces stiff competition from the likes of SAP, Oracle, JDA, and Logility, among others, but with double-digit revenue growth for the past seven years the company is obviously doing something right. Supply chain analyst Bob Eastman brings us through Kinaxis' makeovers over the years to a look at the supply chain solution's architecture, then explores the company's innovation strategy as of late, including its pipeline of Read More