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Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management
For years, manufacturers have been driven by sales forecasts and the need to maximize production efficiency at every level of operation. But in order to be

dividend dates  Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean Through Response Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Competitive necessities are driving manufacturers to become more customer-focused, and Lean manufacturing techniques are a powerful tool to support these supply chain management transformations. Source : Kinaxis Resources Related to Lean

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Production Management Research


Primarily due to rapid development of technology in the past thirty years, the market structure throughout the world has changed considerably. Local markets have become accessible to foreign manufacturers, who are able to perform well in their newly established territories in part due to their superior application of technology. In this light, most companies, including small and medium size, have embedded globalization in their expansion strategies, consistently seeking for new markets abroad. Consequently, local manufacturing companies are facing global competition, forcing them to adopt new concepts with respect to people, process and technologies. This document describes these approaches to production planning in detail as well outlines a software solution. The software solution (Production/3) combines both pull and push techniques and enables small to medium size organizations to fully automate their production system while retaining their investment in their legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

dividend dates  Management Research Production Management Research If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. QRS public courses integrate our unique CBT leaning management system and in-class workshops to ensure maximum knowledge transfer. Source : Quick Response Inc. Resources Related to Production Management Research : Quick Response Manufacturing (Wikipedia) Lead Generation (Wikipedia) Lean Manufacturing (Wikipedia) Production Manag Read More

PDM vs. PLM: A Matrix View


Two recent blog posts by Oleg Shilovitsky (PDM vs. PLM: A Data Perspective and PDM vs. PLM: A Process Perspective) got me wondering about what a true product lifecycle management (PLM) system actually is. In his posts, Shilovitsky discussed the differences between product data management (PDM) and PLM from the perspective of data (scope and control of the data) and process (coverage of

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Are Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series introduced some common supply chain challenges and resulting spend management opportunities for companies of all sizes. The article then went into the philosophical and functional differences (if any) between the “spend management” and “supplier relationship management (SRM)” monikers. Further discussion was about what exact functional parts of this software category

dividend dates  Spend Management (or SRM) Apps Suited for the Mid-market? - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog series  introduced some common supply chain challenges and resulting spend management  opportunities for companies of all sizes. The article then went into the philosophical and functional differences (if any) between the “spend management” and “supplier relationship management (SRM )” monikers. Further discussion was about what exact functional parts of this software category small and medium enterprises Read More

Is J. D. Edwards’ xtr@ Ordinary?


J. D. Edwards’ supply chain messaging architecture may make life easier for xtr@ users, but offers questionable benefits for collaboration partners.

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Profitable-to-promise: A New Exciting Era


Any manufacturing business is faced with promising accurate delivery dates for customer orders. At the same time, the manufacturer has to ensure that every order taken, is profitable. This article focuses on the issues related to order delivery date promising in view of profitability of orders to the manufacturer.

dividend dates  to-promise: A New Exciting Era Introduction You could be following make-to-stock, assemble-to-order, engineer-to-order, make-to-order, or any of the many other variant manufacturing environments that are available to fulfill your customer orders. In all cases, you are always faced with the perennial question of how to stick to the delivery dates you have promised to your clients. In the case of make-to-stock companies, the relationship between inventory and customer service levels (read: Read More

The Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog post series expanded on some of TEC’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of pricing and promotions in retailing, was inspired by JDA Software’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers' consumer-centric pricing and promotion strategies and Revionics

dividend dates  Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog post series  expanded on some of TEC ’s earlier articles about companies’ need for better pricing management and optimization practices. This series, which focuses on the complexity of  pricing  and  promotions  in  retailing , was inspired by  JDA Software ’s recent “edu-nouncement” on leading retailers' consumer-centric pricing and promotion strategies  and  Revionics ’ recent (and still Read More

Customizing Agile for a Service Business


The common agile processes such as Scrum require some customization to function in a service business, where real-time estimates, hard due dates, and hourly billing are the norm. This case study examines how Vanteon customized its agile process to fit its business model while maintaining the flexibility and transparency normally associated with agile development.

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A Closeup of Descartes-The Executives’ Viewpoint


In the first part of this feature series on Descartes, we discussed the vendor’s approach on simplifying global logistics. To discuss further Descartes’ ambitious value prop and current state of affairs, we recently talked to the company’s top executives. TEC: Your sustained results appear to be at odds with those of mainstream enterprise resource planning (ERP)/supply chain management (SCM

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Records Management Becoming More Important Due to Compliance Regulations


Electronic media and corporate governance have complicated records management for enterprises. Properly defining information as corporate records and using a record management system can help enterprises meet regulatory compliance and reduce liability.

dividend dates  Management Becoming More Important Due to Compliance Regulations Introduction Sarbanes Oxley. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountable Act (HIPAA). Enron. Arthur Andersen. These are some of the names that you hear these days when people talk about regulatory compliances. Since 2001, and the collapse of Enron, a US-based multinational company that concealed its massive debt, and the subsequent trial against its auditor, Arthur Andersen, compliance regulations have changed. The Sarbanes-Oxley Read More

Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM)


The definition of a successful manufacturing enterprise is one that builds the right products, at the right time, for the right price. That’s why so many manufacturing companies today are focused on managing the entire value-added chain, from the supplier to manufacturer, right through to the final customer. Supply chain management (SCM) has one overriding objective: to get more throughput from existing resources. SCM functionality helps companies reduce inventory, increase the transaction speed by exchanging data in real time, and increase sales by implementing customer requirements more efficiently. Through the use of portals, Macola ERP SCM users can collaborate with customers and see a real-time view of activity across the organization. It starts with the ability to accurately forecast customer demands, and continues with effective planning and scheduling of the flow of materials through the enterprise, to assure on-time delivery and maximum discounts from suppliers. The vendor's solutions enable users to track orders from beginning to end, right out to the customer. And users can make changes on the fly. All corporate information is located in one database, saving employees valuable time when looking for information. Drill-down reporting and analysis is at your fingertips, keeping the process running smoothly. Users can manage customer expectations by providing realistic product delivery dates based on actual and planned material availability, current production capacity, and vendor lead times. Exact provides the tools to evaluate options for expediting materials or adding capacity to meet a requested date, or to propose alternate delivery options when it is not possible to meet the customer’s requested date. Out-of-stocks and excess inventory can be avoided through recommended job and purchase order processes. Users can purchase materials “just-in-time” relative to the live production schedule.  

dividend dates  ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM) The definition of a successful manufacturing enterprise is one that builds the right products, at the right time, for the right price. That’s why so many manufacturing companies today are focused on managing the entire value-added chain, from the supplier to manufacturer, right through to the final customer. Supply chain management (SCM) has one overriding objective: to get more throughput from existing resources. SCM functionality helps companies reduce Read More

Ten Keys for Project Success


Any project represents significant effort in terms of justifying resource allocation and expense. Project failure may not only diminish or eliminate expected benefits, but also damage existing tools and processes. There are ten key steps for project success; many of these steps occur concurrently, and are important focal points for teams and executives contemplating initiating projects.

dividend dates  Keys for Project Success RPE embraces communication at all levels as a key success factor to achieve organizational objectives in a highly dynamic environment. Central to this process is the efficient use of limited resources, striking balance and achieving a unified and coordinated effort with software vendors, internal resources and other external resources. Source: RPE Resources Related to Ten Keys for Project Success : Project Team (Wikipedia) Ten Keys for Project Success Project Team Management Read More

Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 for Manufacturing Environments


This continues a reprint of the summary chapter from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Dynamics AX by Dr. Scott Hamilton. In this second part, design factors related to system usage in manufacturing enterprises are covered.

dividend dates  Dynamics AX 4.0 for Manufacturing Environments For supply chain management (SCM) to be effective, an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is essential. Using an ERP system depends on many design factors that make the system easier (or sometimes harder) to learn and use. The recently published book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Dynamics AX outlines the design factors related to using Microsoft Dynamics AX . This is the second part of an article covering the design facto Read More

Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Four: Guidelines and Case Studies


The lack of effective game plans is typically cited as a leading cause of poor system implementation. The following guidelines provide suggestions for improving the effectiveness of sales and operations planning (S&OP) game plans.

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Close to a year behind schedule, Oracle released Warehouse Builder to the market. Oracle, in an interesting contradiction in terms, has stated that the product is “already in production at nearly 20 beta sites.” But is it too little too late?

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