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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 of inventory diagram  how to sequence the flow of products, decide what type of kanbans to use, what resources are needed, and what other decisions related to line design need to be made. This is Part One of a two-part tutorial. Part Two will discuss challenges and make user Recommendations. How Flow, Lean and JIT Differ From The Traditional Methods Flow, like its other lean manufacturing siblings, differs from traditional manufacturing through a pull vs. a push strategy to move goods. Namely, traditional manufacturing Read More

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Less Stock, More Profit: Inventory Optimization
Inventory optimization is the area where most enterprise resource planning (ERP) software implementations get the highest and fastest return on investment (ROI)

flow of inventory diagram  piece of the information flow within supply chain management. It enables and manages effective communication between enterprises and suppliers who may use different business solutions, practices and terminology. SRM is geared toward improving the efficiency of goods and services procurement, inventory management, and materials processing. Order management accuracy and profitability can be maximized by integrated SRM functionality in the order fulfillment process. To capitalize on the benefits provided by Read More
The Practical Realities of Automating ETO Business Processes
Today, engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers—also known as project-based manufacturers—experience significant market pressure across their sales, engineering

flow of inventory diagram  to understand the information flow and pay particular attention to the order of when decisions are made and information becomes available. Try to identify the bottlenecks in the process and their linkage to key business objectives such as revenue growth, cost of sales, lead time, cost of quality, etc. The results may be surprising. Step 2 - Pick the Right Starting Point Where you start implementing automation software tools depends on the priority of the business challenges and needs identified in the Read More
APICS 2009 From the Expo Floor: Is S&OP Coming of Age? - Part 4
Part 1 of this series talked about my attendance of the APICS 2009 international conference in Toronto (Canada) in early October. I attended only a few

flow of inventory diagram  responsibilities and accountabilities,  process flow diagram , and information needs Establishing the calendar and cadence of the S&OP process Facilitating the creation of an organization suited for S&OP Advising executives on creating a transparent and collaborative decision-making environment Providing support on the selection and implementation of tools to drive and complement the S&OP process from strategy to  management execution Providing executive coaching on improving and evolving the S&OP Read More
Driving Costs Out of the Supply Chain: Inbound Logistics
One of the most neglected areas of the manufacturing and retail supply chain is the inbound logistics segment. Following best practices and creating a

flow of inventory diagram  systems that enable the flow of information (visibility prior to and after shipping of physical goods, resources and available capacity in the supply chain) may provide Logistics Managers with just the right tools for this task. This paper discusses best practices observed from the most successful Inbound Logistics Programs of manufacturing organizations in the automotive industry and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) manufacturer. It also discusses the role of a 3PL services provider (focusing on Read More
CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part One: The CRM Selection Challenge
Two of the greatest challenges IT decision makers face when selecting a CRM package is first, having a comprehensive understanding of their functional and

flow of inventory diagram  Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part One: The CRM Selection Challenge Introduction Over the past two years it seems not a week has gone by without an editorial about a failed Customer Relationship Management (CRM) project. Many articles relate CRM failure to the absence and/or weakness of business objectives driving the CRM initiative. Although this is true, many projects fail due to a poor vendor selection procedure. Starting At The Beginning Of course software tools Read More
Types of Project Management Communication: Part One of a Three-part Series
As with almost every business activity, the importance of communication cannot be overstated when managing projects. Examining the various phases of project

flow of inventory diagram  of Project Management Communication: Part One of a Three-part Series As with almost every business activity, the importance of communication cannot be overstated when managing projects. Examining the various phases of project management, it’s easy to see the importance of all types of communication at each phase. By taking a closer look at the main phases of project management listed below, we will discuss strategies to obtain both internal and external customer satisfaction. In order to achieve Read More
The Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions
Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best

flow of inventory diagram  Integration Factor: The Inherent Value of Best-of-Class Enterprise Solutions Monolithic ERP systems have proved inflexible in a period of change. The cost of maintenance and modifications are often prohibitively expensive. Yet most best-of-class applications generally lack strong integration tools. As a result, many companies cannot support change effectively. See how you can supplement the capabilities of your legacy ERP solutions with a flexible, innovative financial management system-and thrive Read More
Inventory and Lead Times - Understanding Decoupling Points
While inventory is necessary in manufacturing, most companies would like to reduce their inventory, but only if that did not cause problems. Managing inventory

flow of inventory diagram  and Lead Times - Understanding Decoupling Points While inventory is necessary in manufacturing, most companies would like to reduce their inventory, but only if that did not cause problems. Managing inventory according to decoupling theory is the most effective approach to reducing (the wrong kinds of) inventory without damaging service level—without increasing the risk of shortages that disrupt production (components and materials) and hurt customer service (finished goods). Read more. Read More
Estimating the Financial Benefits of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
Vendor-managed inventory provides a streamlined approach to inventory management and order fulfillment based on collaboration between suppliers and their

flow of inventory diagram  the Financial Benefits of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Vendor-managed inventory provides a streamlined approach to inventory management and order fulfillment based on collaboration between suppliers and their customers (e.g. distributor, OEM, or product end-user) linking the supplier directly to actual customer demand. This white paper presents guidance on how to quantify the cost savings and benefits that accrue from VMI. Read More
Best Practices in Extending ERP: A Buyer’s Guide to ERP versus Best-of-breed Decisions
The trade-off between best-of-breed functionality and ease of integration is no longer so simple. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software continues to

flow of inventory diagram  business activity monitoring, including workflow management and alerts, CRM, along with wireless warehouse management and preventative maintenance modules. Areas that previously seemed like black holes where data reporting was concerned are now easy to monitor and control. We've also greatly improved our gross margin and even with sales up as much as 30%..., product availability has improved as much as 50%. Chapter Three will discuss the role technology plays in these decisions, as well as that of new Read More
Managing Inventory for Optimal Advantage: 10 Common Inventory Mistakes and How to Correct Them
If your company is “fighting fires” daily to meet customer demand, then you’re already losing customers and missing new sales. Today, business is conducted in

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Managing Cash Flow in Times of Crisis
Today’s critical cash-flow and liquidity concerns are demanding executive-level attention. Turmoil in the financial markets is leaving many companies struggling

flow of inventory diagram  Cash Flow in Times of Crisis Today’s critical cash-flow and liquidity concerns are demanding executive-level attention. Turmoil in the financial markets is leaving many companies struggling to ensure the cash flow and liquidity needed for normal operations. Learn about software solutions that can help your company protect its commercial cash flows, improve visibility into sources and uses of cash, and increase control over global cash balances. Read More
In Defense of Data Centers: The Positive Role IT Can Play in the Greening of Business
Corporate concern for the environment is no longer just an issue of compliancy. Businesses are becoming increasingly concerned about how much energy is required

flow of inventory diagram  Defense of Data Centers: The Positive Role IT Can Play in the Greening of Business Corporate concern for the environment is no longer just an issue of compliancy. Businesses are becoming increasingly concerned about how much energy is required by their IT operations, especially by their data centers. Greening IT starts in the data center: find out how data center consolidation—and other solutions—can help you reduce energy consumption, and even increase productivity and efficiency. Read More

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