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Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and

industries that use jit  demand. Also, only certain industries like high-tech, aviation and defense (A&D), and consumer packaged goods (CPG) have been the best candidates to adopt flow manufacturing, because they can most feasibly achieve feedback from reconfiguring the shop floor into dedicated production lines for product families, around which flexible and cross-trained work teams are established. However, for other organizations, that feat will not happen overnight, since achieving flow manufacturing takes more than moving 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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Managing Demand: Considerations for the Chemicals Industry
Enterprise systems have brought many benefits to chemical environments, but for individual enterprises, gaining these benefits requires selecting a solution

industries that use jit  points more than other industries pay on average. While inbound costs are often negligible because of co-location with suppliers (which sometimes requires nothing more than a simple pipeline), outbound transportation costs can reportedly reach up to 5 percent of revenue, compared to the 0.5 percent figure of other industries. With ever increasing numbers of products and delivery points, an efficient distribution network is vital to controlling inventory costs. Enterprises should be able to optimize the Read More...
Rethinking the Supply Chain: Meeting the Complexity Challenge
The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time (JIT) market have made supply chains much more complex than they were 10 years ago. Much of the software

industries that use jit  both discrete and process industries increasingly find themselves caught in a complexity double bind: The requirements of operating in a global, just-in-time market have made supply chains infinitely more complex than they were even ten years ago. In addition, much of the software that is supposed to assist in managing this complexity has itself become too complex to use and too expensive to cost-justify. This double bind attacks a point of extreme vulnerability for many companies. Supply chains are Read More...
Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing
Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP

industries that use jit  automotive industry and similar industries that lend themselves well to the lean concepts (see QAD Pulling Through, Patiently but Passionately ). There is interest within these industries (i.e., the automotive, electronics, industrial equipment, and possibly the consumer goods and medical devices industries) in leveraging kanban or supermarket sizing, using many different sorts of pull signals (e.g., visual signals, electronic kanbans , or a mix of signals) so as to ascertain how much inventory is in Read More...
QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Part Five: Challenges
QAD still has to create greater market recognition and additional revenue. QAD admits it has been struggling to offer complete

industries that use jit  collaboration, particularly within QAD's industries of focus, and one should expect a much more energized involvement from QAD in that regard, such as its forthcoming Product Visualization module to catch up with the competition. Incidentally, the competition now comes from a slew of SCE point solution providers in the areas of supplier connectivity, business process management, collaborative replenishment, distributed order management, performance monitoring, and analytics. Yantra , Provia , HighJump , Read More...
For Chemical Manufacturers that Don’t Want to Compromise: Process Industries for Microsoft Dynamics AX
There are a host of ERP available to chemical manufacturers—the challenge is selecting the right one that offers a baseline product with industry-specific

industries that use jit  Want to Compromise: Process Industries for Microsoft Dynamics AX There are a host of ERP available to chemical manufacturers—the challenge is selecting the right one that offers a baseline product with industry-specific functionality. But many ERP applications are not industry-specific and require major modifications, or, one must select from an industry template that may or may not fit specific needs. Today’s chemical manufacturing companies no longer have to compromise. Find out why. Read More...
3 Key ERP Features and How to Use Them Effectively
Depending on the size and type of your business, your enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution may touch every department from accounting to warehouse

industries that use jit  Key ERP Features and How to Use Them Effectively Depending on the size and type of your business, your enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution may touch every department from accounting to warehouse management (WM). That can make it difficult to select the right solution for your company. But there are three critical modules an ERP system must have in order to deliver basic ERP benefits to any company, regardless of size or industry. Find out what they are. Read More...
Monitoring How Your Assets Use Energy
To stay competitive in a rapidly changing market, organizations need to incorporate asset management capabilities that optimize not only their assets

industries that use jit  How Your Assets Use Energy To stay competitive in a rapidly changing market, organizations need to incorporate asset management capabilities that optimize not only their assets’ availability, performance, and quality, but also their energy consumption. Read this white paper to discover how adding an energy consumption component to your company's asset management systems can lead to big reductions in energy usage, a quick return on investment, and improved environmental conditions, as well as Read More...
IT Service Management Metrics that Matter
Do you think great IT performance is achieved through luck or chance? You can bet real money it’s not. But regardless of how you measure up to high performers

industries that use jit  Service Management Metrics that Matter Do you think great IT performance is achieved through luck or chance? You can bet real money it’s not. But regardless of how you measure up to high performers, there are a few steps you can take to improve your processes—starting with controlling change. Find out how this simple and significant way to improve performance and processes can help you achieve your operational effectiveness and efficiency objectives. Read More...
SaaS is Hot - is That Good Enough for you?
Find out what you really need to know in is the SaaS model right for you?

industries that use jit  is Hot - is That Good Enough for you? Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is hot and getting hotter . There are many reasons: no big upfront purchase costs; no need for servers, or even an IT staff—a simple pay-as-you-play monthly subscription fee covers everything. But if you think SaaS is a panacea—think again. What about the potential pitfalls of SaaS? Do you have all the information you need to make a sound decision? Find out what you really need to know in Is the SaaS Model Right for You? You'll Read More...
PTC Windchill 10 for Core PLM for Discrete Industries Certification Report
PTC Windchill 10 is TEC Certified for online evaluation of core product lifecycle management (PLM) for discrete industries solutions in the Core PLM for

industries that use jit  Core PLM for Discrete Industries Certification Report PTC Windchill 10 is TEC Certified for online evaluation of core product lifecycle management (PLM) for discrete industries solutions in the Core PLM for Discrete Industries Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth Read More...
S2K Enterprise: ERP for Distribution Industries Competitor Analysis Report
Enterprise resource planning (ERP)@distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution

industries that use jit  Enterprise: ERP for Distribution Industries Competitor Analysis Report Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process Read More...
Functional Re-use and SOA
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a driving force for future functional use within organizations. However, these functions must be viewed as being shared

industries that use jit  Re-use and SOA Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a driving force for future functional use within organizations. However, these functions must be viewed as being shared services for all processes. Functional re-use will be the main means of ensuring that organizations can respond rapidly and effectively to market dynamics, and that improvements to specific functions will have the optimum impact across the whole organization. Read More...
The Adaptive Business Network in High-tech Industries
High tech is the most brutally competitive of any manufacturing sector—which is why complacency can mean death for your company. How to secure lasting advantage

industries that use jit  Business Network in High-tech Industries High tech is the most brutally competitive of any manufacturing sector—which is why complacency can mean death for your company. How to secure lasting advantage without letting technology constrain your business processes? And how to prevail despite your partners’ legacy applications, the IT landscape of your recently acquired company, or the heterogeneous mix of your own IT landscape? Read More...

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