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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 diagram  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 Read More

Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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The Five Sure-fire Strategies for Gaining Management Approval for WMS Projects
Despite the consensus that warehouse management systems (WMS) offer many benefits, getting approval for a new system is challenging. You need to get key

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The Steel Manufacturing Industry: What Use Is an ERP System, Anyway?
TEC regularly works with companies to identify the right software vendors for their industry and particular needs. I’m going to provide you with information

flow diagram  of a typical process flow in a steel manufacturing plant: A customer order is entered in the ERP module, which communicates with the supply chain management (SCM) module to figure out which orders can be met by on-hand inventory or by creating a production plan. This information is fed back and forth between levels 4 and 5 on one hand, and levels 3, 2, and 1 on the other, so that a promise date can be sent back on customer orders. The supply chain application provides a rough-cut planning from the demand Read More
Demand Planning: Optimizing Operations across the Supply Chain
Demand planning applications can help manufacturers establish baseline sales forecasts and perform analysis to improve resource usage. They can also help

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Business Process Management Notations within Business Process Management
Business process management notation (BPMN) is an initiative to increase standardization within process modeling. What are the principles of BPMN, and what is

flow diagram  display activities and work flow in the order of execution. The user simply models the events that occur from the start of a process, all the way through to the end result, with the notations defined by BPMN standards. Understanding the Principles of BPMN To be able to understand the principle of BPMN, organizations should know what makes a business process diagram BPMN-compliant. What are the basic elements used within BPMN? These graphical objects enable easy development of business diagrams and flow Read More
Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing
Cover-time planning (CTP) is a

flow diagram  to schedule and manage flow orders for products within product families, with or without using MRP. Again, the idea is for products to arrive exactly when they are needed, in the mix and quantities that are required. Production only begins immediately after a customer order is confirmed, without having to run MRP, or create and release a work order. Materials are consumed from point-of-use locations or raw-in-process (RIP) locations, whereby both internal and external material suppliers receive Read More
CatalystCommand WMS
CatalystCommand Warehouse Management™ combines both flow-through functionality and traditionaly warehouse management features in one system. It manages

flow diagram  Warehouse Management™ combines both flow-through functionality and traditionaly warehouse management features in one system. It manages all aspects of the distribution center and manufacturing warehouse operations including receiving and putaway to order selection, picking, loading and shipping. Using a modular technology platform, the system features standard interfaces allowing tighter integration between systems, applications, and equipment. As a web-based application is scalable and resides on a Read More
Is There a Smarter Way to Handle Excess Active and Obsolete Inventory?
Imagine the convenience of a 24x7 intranet marketplace where companies could sell off their inventory to the highest bidder. FreeFlow is one such business

flow diagram  dedicated to the reverse flow of products and materials for the purpose of returns, repair, remanufacture, or recycling. Many retailers have the proverbial problem of how to move inactive, grey market stock (irrespective of condition) that they cannot return to the manufacturer for full credit. Return rates in some industry sectors can be as high as 20 percent, although through targeted initiatives and channel cooperation, some nimble companies have managed to attain only a few percentile rates. Read More
ERP Traceability: Beyond the Hype
Tracing the flow of lots and components used in manufacturing operations is vital to industries that must comply with strict quality mandates and governmental

flow diagram  the Hype Tracing the flow of lots and components used in manufacturing operations is vital to industries that must comply with strict quality mandates and governmental regulations. Comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions offer value when they are specifically geared to high-precision manufacturers. Know the ERP traceability features needed to continuously improve quality and maintain compliance with mandates. Read More
Web-Based Account Receivable Management Application for Electronic Invoice Payment Presentment (EIPP)
Adopting on-line payment systems can help businesses improve cash flow and save time and money. Inovium’s integrated, web-based account receivable management

flow diagram  help businesses improve cash flow and save time and money. Inovium’s integrated, web-based account receivable management application for electronic invoice payment presentment is one such system. Read More
Step Up to Lean Manufacturing-Make Value Flow Through Your Bottleneck
Manufacturers everywhere are turning to “lean manufacturing” to help them combat competition from low-cost countries and meet the increasing demands from

flow diagram  to Lean Manufacturing-Make Value Flow Through Your Bottleneck Manufacturers everywhere are turning to “lean manufacturing” to help them combat competition from low-cost countries and meet the increasing demands from customers for shorter lead times, more product variety and smaller orders. Lean manufacturing is a philosophy that focuses on customer value-adding activities, elimination of waste and continuous improvement in order to meet pull-driven customer demand. Read More
Times are Tough - RIR Might Leave More Cash on Your Balance Sheet
For residents and tourists of Paris (France), using RER or Paris Metro is certainly a way to save on commuting costs (and parking frustrations) compared to

flow diagram  improving a free cash flow (FCF) came recently from ToolsGroup , a global provider of demand-driven inventory optimization (IO) solutions. Regular readers of this blog site might remember my recent series on shortening long tails of supply chains , where ToolsGroup was also the protagonist. The idea behind RIR is to promptly reduce a ToolsGroup customer's working capital needs and thus ease the impact of the credit crunch. In this era of tight credit and higher cost of capital, cash is king. According Read More
Managing Global Trade Flows
In global trade, the flow of information must support the tracking and management of the goods to enable the secure and compliant entry and exit to and from

flow diagram  trade requires managing the flow of goods, funds, and information. That is to say, the flow of information must support the tracking and management of the goods to enable the secure and compliant entry and exit to and from countries for the correct funds to flow to eligible business and trading partners. Part Three of the Will 2005 Validate the Realm of GTM—Unifying Financial and Physical Supply Chains series. Regarding the flow of goods , it is important to manage the processes around areas such as Read More
CAD Model Quality Testing
With 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) models taking on a broader and more significant role in the development of new products, CAD files must flow smoothly into

flow diagram  products, CAD files must flow smoothly into downstream applications. Sometimes, however, errors do occur. An off-the-shelf software tool can detect problems in the design stage so they aren’t discovered at a crucial moment in the manufacturing process, when it may be costly—or even too late—to correct them. Read More
UNIT4 Continues Enhancing Its Business Intelligence Stack—Analyst Roadshow
It has been a very interesting year for UNIT4, and the recent Analyst Roadshow event continued in the same light. TEC’s own Jorge García was there to capture

flow diagram  on premise, UNIT4 Cash Flow and UNIT4 Financial Consolidation were launched to the North American market. This happens to be no last-minute move or abrupt decision on the part of UNIT4. On the contrary, I think that this well thought out move based on the beneficial acquisition of Coda and the Swedish-based company OCRA, which, by the way, was already a leader of business performance solutions in Sweden at the time of the acquisition. So, with the experience of challenging successfully powerful Read More

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