Whatever the reasons for pursuing a lead-time reduction strategy, time compression across all company processes is critical to growth, and in some cases means survival for today's manufacturers. Learn about the complementary nature of enterprise resource planning (ERP), value chain exceleration, and quick response manufacturing (QRM).
reduce the time to generate custom quotes, costing and lead times. With strict engineering change order (ECO) control, other departments (e.g., production planning, purchasing, inventory, sales, manufacturing engineering, and vendors) can begin preparing materials, routings, sales orders and so on, to introduce changes into the manufacturing environment. Lead-times are reduced by eliminating waste in coordinating the purchasing and use-up effectivity control of obsolete materials and avoidance of orders