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Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part 1: Tutorial
Flow manufacturing leverages techniques to help manufacturers create any product on any given day, in any given quantity including the

flow chart with word  MRP Part 1: Tutorial Flow Manufacturing The lean manufacturing support philosophy has recently received increased interest, potentially allowing it to break like a huge wave across industry. The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems of the 1990s have been burdened with the liability of carrying on some well-publicized Material Requirements Planning (MRP) problems like complex bills of material (BOMs), inefficient workflows and unnecessary transactions, activities, and data collections. While several

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HCIMS - Clinical Information System RFI/RFP Template

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Microsoft to Add "Encore" Functionality to MBS Great Plains 8.0 Part One: Event Summary


By adding nonprofit and public sector accounting capabilities to the forthcoming MBS Great Plains 8.0 release via acquiring a former independent software vendor (ISV) partner Encore Business Solutions, Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) may find a way to counteract its archrival Best Software's superiority in the target market.

flow chart with word  order enhancements and cash flow management functionality, but these are not a part of the NFP solution. As a result, MBS Great Plains 8.0 , scheduled for release this summer, will also include functionality essential for MBS and its partners to conduct business in the public sector, such as grant management, fund accounting, and encumbrance management. According to both companies, in North America alone there are an estimated 2.3 million public sector entities, which include government, not-for-profit, e Read More

Are You Ready for Enterprise Feedback Management?


Enterprise feedback management (EFM) is the process of systematically collecting, analyzing, consolidating, and using all sources of feedback to improve your company and your overall profitability. EFM includes not only aggregating feedback from multiple stakeholders, across multiple channels, but also getting real-time, actionable information to where it’s relevant in the company. Learn more about implementing EFM.

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TIBCO Rings the Bell with New TIBCO Silver Mobile


At TUCON 2012, TIBCO announced the launch of TIBCO Silver Mobile 1.0, entering the mobile space with a product for mobile application development and management. Focused on rapid development of user-focused mobile applications, organizations will be able to develop applications for different mobile devices to work with information in real time. Matt Quinn, CTO of TIBCO Software

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