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Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary
For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI

executive database  that appear throughout the Executive Summary easier to understand. Methodology IW/MPI 2006 Census of Manufacturers: This survey was conducted using an online questionnaire and a hard-copy questionnaire that was twice mailed from MPI to approximately 12,000 plant leaders. There were 798 valid surveys received (415 online respondents and 383 hard-copy mail respondents) from April through July 2006. Responses were received by MPI, and then entered into a database, edited, and cleansed to ensure answers were

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

A warehouse management system (WMS) should provide database and user-level tools in order for a company to optimize its storage facilities while at the same time providing user level task direction and activity support. The WMS should enable warehouse operators to optimize pick, put-away, and replenishment functions by employing powerful system logic to select the best locations and sequences. 

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executive database  The need to increase executive comfort with information tools points to a central issue in decision-making: although good data is essential, ultimately guiding a company remains a human activity. At most companies (55%), although some formalised, process-based decision-making may take place, the norm is for executives to make choices on an informal basis with ad hoc consultation. Respondents seem comfortable with this. When decisions turn out badly, respondents most frequently cite poor implementation as Read More

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