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Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing
Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP

flow chart meanings  just-in-time (JIT), lean, or flow principles. To view the results of Intentia's notable efforts to map Intentia Application Suite 's ( IAS , formerly Intentia Movex ) modules and capabilities against the five lean transitional steps, see table 1 . A more in depth examination of the Intentia TOC production planning solution and their recently introduced support for the drum-buffer-rope (DBR) scheduling technique will be provided later in this series, but for more information on this vendor, see Intentia's

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flow chart meanings  to ERP - Distribution Showdown! Epicor Enterprise vs. JDA Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Suite vs. Pronto Xi Welcome to ERP - Distribution Showdown! Epicor Enterprise vs. JDA Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Suite vs. Pronto Xi I'm Larry Blitz, editor of Technology Evaluation Centers' (TEC) Vendor Showdown series. Welcome to our latest: ERP - Distribution Showdown. You'll notice this one has a broader focus than Showdowns we've done in the past. Again we'll be comparing three vendor Read More

Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste


A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S's, visual controls, standardized work, mistake proofing, total productive maintenance, cellular manufacturing, single-digit setup, pull systems, sequencing, activity-based costing, and leveled production.

flow chart meanings  is to have the flow of materials controlled by replacing only what has been actually consumed. Pull systems, also known as kanban (coming from the Japanese words kan , which means card , and ban which means signal ), ensure that production and material requirements are based on actual customer demand rather than on inevitably inaccurate forecasting tools. A kanban signal, which can be a card, empty squares on the floor for bins, lights, or a computer software generated signal, triggers the movement, Read More

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flow chart meanings  Your Project-oriented Business Can Function on a Less Complex, More Industry-standard Chart of Accounts Most project-oriented businesses are faced with poorly designed, archaic computer systems that have inadequate project reporting and accounting structures. This can limit the information provided to project managers for project reporting. However, properly designed work breakdown structure (WBS) systems give cost and general accounting the ability to rely on a simpler chart of accounts, while Read More

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flow chart meanings  to Lean with Oracle Flow Manufacturing Lean execution strategies within enterprises and across supply chains can dramatically reduce cycle times, improve quality, reduce waste, and improve bottom lines. In other words, lean is more than an advantage: it is a competitive necessity. Oracle’s Flow Manufacturing module capabilities in lean execution can enable the transition from a discrete, push-based manufacturing environment to a flow, pull-based one. Read More

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flow chart meanings  associated with the cash flow projections for an IT project. A company plans to install Radio Frequency/Bar Coding in its main warehouse. The project's cash flow projection is based on 1) enabling the company to carry lower inventory, thus reducing working capital and 2) reducing the staff required during peak shipping hours. For the IRR calculation the value of the lower working capital and the lower staff salaries are put in monetary terms. In other words, the projected dollar savings will be estimated Read More

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flow chart meanings  rely upon the efficient flow of merchandise. Vendor cooperation and compliance are the key drivers that support improvement in productivity flow (e.g. through implementing cross-dock operations) and will ultimately allow retailers to optimize their overall distribution network. On average, inbound distribution center productivity (cartons per hour received) increases by approximately 25 percent with an effective vendor compliance program in place. However, vendors do not always embrace these concepts, Read More

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flow chart meanings  into an Inventory Free Flow The convenience of a 24x7 intranet marketplace may be the answer to a company's end-of-lifecycle (EOL) inventory ills. Entering their products into an online auction portal, companies can sell off their excess inventory to the highest bidder, and buyers can purchase needed items for a steal. Is There a Smarter Way to Handle Excess Active and Obsolete Inventory? Given that one man's challenge often presents another man's opportunity, this brings us again to FreeFlow ( Read More

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flow chart meanings  mechanism that identifies the flow of operations, from the generation of reports and business rules to the generation of financial statements. Read More

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flow chart meanings  “hard wired” to naturally flow with someone else’s assumptions about how your enterprise works. If an ERP system doesn’t suit the needs of your business you will find yourself looking for a new ERP solution sooner. By following some practical suggestions, you can chart a winning course in selecting your next generation of integrated enterprise application and deployment platform solution. Read More

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flow chart meanings  how Saks Inc. leveraged flow-through operations in its distribution center to move 90 percent of its goods automatically, without human intervention to get merchandise to its stores faster, while taking inventory out of the system. Read More

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