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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 diagrams freeware  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...
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 Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

flow diagrams freeware  Manufacturing Arena Limitations of Flow Manufacturing Just as manufacturing realities are continuously changing, so is lean thinking evolving. For example, traditionally, given competitive realities, it was almost exclusively automotive companies that deployed lean techniques such as kanban and sequencing. Today, however, there are some strong indications that only one in five companies using kanban are in the automotive industry. This is Part Six of a multi-part note. Customarily, lean endeavors lead Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management
For years, manufacturers have been driven by sales forecasts and the need to maximize production efficiency at every level of operation. But in order to be

flow diagrams freeware  higher productivity. Ford's continuous flow method worked well in the production of a single, repetitive item, however the general population gradually began to demand product variation'something that Ford's system was incapable of delivering. To meet growing demands for greater product efficiency, companies began to departmentalize functions. For example, they would group welders together in one area, painters in another, and harness assemblies in yet another. This allowed each department to specialize Read More...
Data Center Projects: System Planning
System planning is the Achilles’ heel of a data center physical infrastructure project. Planning mistakes can propagate through later deployment phases

flow diagrams freeware  planning as a data flow model, with sequenced tasks that progressively transform and refine data from initial concept to final design. Learn more. Read More...
How Your Business Can Thrive During an Economic Storm
Most businesses are impacted by the slow economy, but recessions and economic slowdowns don’t last forever. Smart companies will be able to manage the

flow diagrams freeware  such. WATCH YOUR CASH FLOW Slow-paying customers in a bad economy can have a domino effect on you by adversely affecting your cash flow. Maintain your credit rating. The key to having access to capital is a good credit rating and, to have a good one, you need to pay your bills on time. This can be done by carefully monitoring your cash flow and using existing credit options wisely. Step up collection activities. Your customers may be experiencing their own cash flow challenges, which can delay payment to Read More...
Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing
Cover-time planning (CTP) is a

flow diagrams freeware  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...
Manufacturing Software for an Integrated Steel Plant
Manufacturing processes for an integrated steel plant typically encompass three distinct types of manufacturing: flow manufacturing, process manufacturing, and

flow diagrams freeware  production stages conform to flow manufacturing, some to process manufacturing, and some to mill manufacturing. The software should be good enough to incorporate all these types of manufacturing capability. Physical state of product . Some of the intermediate products are in liquid state while some are in solid state. This results in different ways measurements can be taken of each product. The software should be able to take this fact into account. Product yield . At each stage of production, there is a 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 diagrams freeware  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...
Northeast Lantern Selects Rootstock Cloud ERP
Rootstock Software, provider of cloud manufacturing and supply chain applications on the Salesforce cloud platform, announced that Northeast Lantern (Exeter

flow diagrams freeware  for visibility into production flow on the shop floor.   Northeast Lantern was running all reports in QuickBooks and had to export various reports to Excel to combine them into a single new report just to find the information required. And that didn’t allow the company to track inventory or have a snapshot of production flow. Having complete visibility of inventory and production is especially important as twenty percent of the high-quality solid brass and copper lanterns manufacturer’s output is Read More...
Let the (Excess) Inventory Flow!
Because companies focus primarily on new product development and promotion, the problem of excess and obsolete inventory, once addressed, often leads to both

flow diagrams freeware  the (Excess) Inventory Flow! The conundrum of inventory management and the notion of inventory as a necessary evil (or the asset versus liability dilemma) have long been haunting and bedazzling operations and financial and accounting managers. It is a well-known fact that managing inventory risk is about managing the cost of maintaining unnecessarily high levels of inventory against the risk of running out of stock at a crucial moment of truth (MOT) when a customer actually wants something. In a Read More...
Input/Output StreamGuard Implementation and Uses
Ideally, your service area network (SAN) permits an uninterrupted flow of data all the time. Unfortunately, with changes to the SAN fabric—when a server comes

flow diagrams freeware  (SAN) permits an uninterrupted flow of data all the time. Unfortunately, with changes to the SAN fabric—when a server comes online, or when storage ports are added—the attendant tape backups might cause a serious lapse in the flow of data. However, an interoperable solution can keep registered state change notifications (RSCNs) from making your SAN go haywire. Read More...
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry
Even before the mega merger, PeopleSoft had already set it sights on a bigger manufacturing presence. PeopleSoft’s acquisition of mid-to-large ERP system

flow diagrams freeware  and most recently demand flow and lean manufacturing software solution from JCIT, might indicate some deeply thought out process rather than a number of impulse initiatives from the past. Ptak is the VP & Global Industry Executive but the actual relevant product development is still driven by the SCM product pillar under Patrick Quirk. He is one of the other key manufacturing personnel that PeopleSoft has added in the last few years, prior to the J.D Edwards acquisition. The whole move to lean Read More...
Saks Inc.
Learn how Saks Inc. leveraged flow-through operations in its distribution center to move 90 percent of its goods automatically, without human intervention to

flow diagrams freeware  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...
Transitioning 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

flow diagrams freeware  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...
Is ROI King In Evaluating IT Investments? Part 1. Should We Make the Investment?
IT managers should recognize that cash flow measurements are being increasingly used to evaluate IT investments, even though initial estimates of cash flows

flow diagrams freeware  should recognize that cash flow measurements are being increasingly used to evaluate IT investments. Initial estimates of cash flows from IT projects are often hard to determine because underlying business assumptions can change. One way for IT managers to meet financial analysis requirements is to develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for IT projects that can logically be associated with the original cash flow assumptions. In the June 2002 issue of Managing Automation there was a continuation of the Read More...

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