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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

eoq  quantities of purchased materials. EOQ is a type of fixed order quantity model that determines the amount of an item to be purchased or manufactured at one time, with the intent of minimizing the combined costs of acquiring and carrying inventory. The basic EOQ formula is: whereby d is the annual demand (expected or determined), c is the average cost of order preparation, i is the annual inventory carrying cost percentage, and u is the unit cost. Inaccurate scheduling, long lead times, long

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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