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Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part Three: Market Impact
Part of Made2Manage Systems acquisition strategy includes taking on a more global presence through acquisition of non-US companies that offer software, services

drum buffer rope  resource (work center or drum), buffer or feed it to keep it running, and subordinate (rope) other resource's or work centers' schedules to that bottleneck. By leveraging powerful optimization algorithms and intuitive Gantt chart facility, users can optionally confine schedules by the addition of resources in the bottleneck work center, by adding any number of secondary work centers or by recording the availability of any kind of purchased items. The capable-to-promise (CTP) would be another major Read More
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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

drum buffer rope  the rate that the drum can operate. This rate is the rope, which consists of the minimum set of instructions to ensure that non-constraint resources are used (and not over-activated or misallocated). Material is consequently released into the system and flows to the buffers in a way that supports the planned overall system throughput. In fact, material release occurs a set buffer time ahead of demand, so that some buffer physical inventory (but not too much) is present at the drum resource to guarantee Read More
Trends Affecting Manufacturers and ERP Part Three: Four More Trends
The evolution of ERP systems has been driven by the emergence of new business practices and information technologies. These have been supported by the growing

drum buffer rope  approach has been coined drum-buffer-rope, since it focuses on the pacemaker's schedule (the drum), its buffer, and the pull-through effect (the rope) on other activities. APS logic and the TOC approach both employ detailed routing data to schedule orders through the pacemaker or bottleneck resource. Differences between APS logic and the TOC approach include the need for routing data for other non-constrained resources, reporting requirements, and the use of inventory buffers. APS logic uses routing Read More
Confronting Core Global Trade Problems: Order, Shipment, and Financial Settlement
TradeBeam has been striving to distinguish itself by offering more than order and shipment tracking. It aims to improve the management of core global trade

drum buffer rope  Core Global Trade Problems: Order, Shipment, and Financial Settlement More Examples of TradeBeam's GTM Solution Blueprints To reach its aspirations of creating an end-to-end global trade management (GTM) solution, TradeBeam , a leading provider of global trade solutions, has designed several so-called solution blueprints for solving specific global trade issues. Solutions range from providing import shipment visibility and trade compliance to eliminating financial discrepancies while managing Read More
8 CRM Essentials: An Executive Guide to the Must-have Elements of Every Successful CRM Initiative
It’s no secret that winning and retaining customers is the key to growth and success. But that’s no small feat, with ever-increasing customer demands, as well

drum buffer rope  vocal advocates/end users to drum up support among the troops and identify team project members from all affected areas of the organization. Focus on people and processes. You need to recruit people who know the day-to-day activities of your user community, work with them to thoroughly document business processes, and customize the CRM application to reflect those processes. Make your users lives easier. It must be easy for users to sync information with their other productivity tools, like Microsoft Read More
Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part One: Introduction
As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes.

drum buffer rope  a box, tin, or drum, the invoiced price is based on the actual, not estimated or expected weight of the product. Accordingly, not only does the software have to track the total weight, including packaging weight, to calculate shipping charges, it must also track the catch weight for pricing. While the concept may be simple to comprehend, its application may not that easy. However, this is an industry practice that cannot be ignored in some categories; it is the way business is done. Some food companies Read More
Network Associates Hopes to Rekindle the Flame
Though the security market has been exploding, Network Associates, Inc. (NAI) will likely post a loss for FY'99. However, don't expect the security monolith to

drum buffer rope  Associates Hopes to Rekindle the Flame Vendor Genesis NAI was nothing more than a Desktop Utility company back in 1993. Through numerous acquisitions, by the mid 90s it was able to re-brand itself as a Network Tools company. As year 2000 gets underway, with a new concentrical ASPish focus, NAI expects to take the Network Tools story, throw in some management, and evolve into a Distributed Systems Management company. Today NAI is trying to brand itself as The World-leader in Security and Read More
QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Part Four: Market Impact Continued
QAD has long shifted its focus from being a mere ERP vendor dedicated to the industrial mid-market to fully leveraging the Internet in the applications it

drum buffer rope  Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Part Four: Market Impact Continued Market Impact Continued On August 20, QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADI), a global provider of collaborative enterprise applications for manufacturing and distributing organizations, reported upbeat financial results for the fiscal 2004 second quarter and six-month period ended July 31, 2003. The improved financial performance has not come without astute moves with regard to product functionality enhancements. These moves include: A Read More
An Introduction to Load Balancing
Is it possible for a business to ensure uninterrupted, secure, and high-performance access to network-based business applications and web sites? Yes. With

drum buffer rope  Introduction to Load Balancing An Introduction to Load Balancing If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. The load balancing (LB) feature distributes client requests sent to the system across several servers to optimize resource utilization. In a real-world scenario, a limited number of servers can provide service to a large number of clients. Source : Citrix Resources Related to An Introduction to Load Balancing : Load Balanci Read More
How Global Trade Management Can Assuage Your International Trade Worries
Globalization has lost its novelty. For most goods-driven enterprises it has become a matter of fact, just to stay in the game. However, the level of complexity

drum buffer rope  Global Trade Management Can Assuage Your International Trade Worries Globalization has lost its novelty. For most goods-driven enterprises it has become a matter of fact, just to stay in the game. However, the level of complexity that doing business globally entails can be daunting for professionals in charge of overseeing the supply chain—especially when the business needs to be nimble to keep ahead. Nimble can be painfully complex, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. That’s where global trade Read More
Microsoft Axapta: Design Factors Shape System Usage Part Three: Manufacturing Environments
If you are implementing or considering Microsoft Axapta as your ERP system, or providing Axapta-related services, this note provides an overall understanding of

drum buffer rope  Axapta: Design Factors Shape System Usage Part Three: Manufacturing Environments This note is a reprint of Chapter 12 of Managing Your Supply Chain using Microsoft Axapta by Dr. Scott Hamilton, available at Amazon.com and book stores. System Usage in Manufacturing Environments The standardized functionality in an ERP system shapes its usage. Efforts to use the system should be guided by (rather than run counter to) its fundamental underlying design. This section reviews the major design factors Read More
The Impact of Demand-Driven Technology in the SCM Market: IBS
The integration solutions market will be an interesting area of growth. IBS has an attractive offer for companies with complex and expensive business software

drum buffer rope  Impact of Demand-Driven Technology in the SCM Market: IBS Market Impact The Sweden-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) provider International Business Systems (IBS) (XSSE IBS B), while currently not a uniformly well-known mid-market global vendor, seems to be poised to change that situation. As the ERP and SCM markets suffered throughout the dismal last several years, IBS also felt a pinch of flat revenues at nearly $350 million (USD), but remained mostly Read More
Supporting the Lean Value Stream with Technology Solutions
In today’s manufacturing environment, suppliers and manufacturers alike need to be highly selective when choosing an enterprise resource planning vendor to

drum buffer rope  the Lean Value Stream with Technology Solutions Supporting the Lean Value Stream with Technology Solutions If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. The solution supports lean processes and offers pre-configured templates to deliver a low total cost of ownership and enable a very fast implementation, making it ideal for both mid-sized companies and large global enterprises. Source : Infor Resources Related to Read More

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