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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

jit chart  synonymously for the specific JIT scheduling system developed and used by the Toyota Corporation in Japan. It is a pull system where workstations signal with a card or something similar when parts are to be withdrawn from feeding operations or suppliers.) For more detail on JIT and lean manufacturing and on their impact on ERP, see Trends Affecting Manufacturers and ERP . However, flow manufacturing leverages some additional techniques helping manufacturers create any product on any given day and 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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Made2Manage Systems 'One Year After': Reenergized and Growing Part Three: Market Impact
Part of Made2Manage Systems acquisition strategy includes taking on a more global presence through acquisition of non-US companies that offer software, services

jit chart  a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP ). To that end, TOC contends that every business operation has, or should have, one bottleneck (capacity constrained resource) that determines the overall operation throughput. By exploiting that resource and by adding buffers to feed it and keep it highly utilized, a business should increase its overall throughput, and, if it does while concurrently maintaining or reducing expenses, it will logically improve profit margins. Accordingly, M2M Advanced Read More...
ERP: Origins, Developments, and Trends
ERP first developed as a form of inventory control and later grew to link disparate bodies of information together from across the enterprise. Now, ERP

jit chart  processes. Just in time (JIT), which aimed to eliminate waste and material lag time, meant that suppliers and manufacturers had to develop closer relationships. Also, labor exploitation caused cost of goods sold (COGS) to shift to purchase materials. Planners needed to know the cost of material allocations immediately after orders were placed, but buyers purchasing raw materials need to know the sales plan months in advance. A common database had to be developed: enterprise resource planning was born. Read More...
QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Part Four: Market Impact Continued
QAD has long shifted its focus from being a mere ERP vendor dedicated to the industrial mid-market to fully leveraging the Internet in the applications it

jit chart  Strategy for Lean and JIT Manufacturing While MFG/PRO eB2 supports traditional manufacturing (MRP-based) methods of planning, it also incorporates many enhancements in support of lean and JIT manufacturing. Traditional manufacturing methods rely on the movement of materials through functionally-oriented work centers or production lines, and are designed to maximize efficiencies and lower unit cost by producing products in large lots. Production is planned, scheduled, and managed to meet a combination of Read More...
Comparison Guide for Enterprise Phone Systems
This guide provides a chart that compares 22 enterprise phone systems, in categories such as product and buyer types, pricing, how to purchase the systems, and

jit chart  Guide for Enterprise Phone Systems This guide provides a chart that compares 22 enterprise phone systems, in categories such as product and buyer types, pricing, how to purchase the systems, and partner ecosystems, and also gives information about the financials and founding year of each vendor. Read More...
Finding the Right BPM Solution-and Making It Work for You
In a previous blog post, I discussed the importance of data management capabilities of a business intelligence (BI) solution. To recap briefly, the Pareto chart

jit chart  the Right BPM Solution-and Making It Work for You In a  previous blog post , I discussed the importance of data management capabilities of a business intelligence (BI) solution . To recap briefly, the Pareto chart below reveals the most sought-after functionalities of BI software solutions according to TEC data, with data management and business performance management (BPM) coming out on top. Now let’s discuss the second most popular functionality of a BI solution: BPM. Many organizations today Read More...
BPM Showdown! Oracle's Hyperion System 9 vs. OutlookSoft vs. Cartesis Suite
I'm Lyndsay Wise, senior research analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers. Welcome to another in TEC's series of enterprise software Showdowns. Today's

jit chart  Showdown! Oracle's Hyperion System 9 vs. OutlookSoft vs. Cartesis Suite Welcome to BPM Showdown: Oracle Hyperion System 9 vs. OutlookSoft vs. Cartesis Suite I'm Lyndsay Wise, senior research analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers. Welcome to another in TEC's series of enterprise software Showdowns. Today's Showdown pits three of the top business performance management (BPM) vendors against each other in a head-to-head contest: Hyperion System 9 vs. OutlookSoft vs. Cartesis Suite! We hope you find Read More...
Manual versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing
All good lean systems have both physical systems in the plant and near real time information technology backbones that centralize data. The primary advantage of

jit chart  customer portals to enable JIT call-offs or pull-based control of material supplies In addition, while workflow within a production cell or line is managed through physical signals, the design of the cell and its scheduling (loading) can be supported with IT. In particular, as mentioned earlier on, enterprise systems can be used to improve materials management and consumption within a production cell, and to provide real time monitoring and visibility. Also, since takt time depends on variable customer Read More...
Chemical Industry ERP Showdown: Infor vs. JD Edwards vs. Lawson vs. SAP vs. SSI
Today’s Showdown is based on an industry-specific case study. Five enterprise resource planning vendors were selected for the evaluation. All the results were

jit chart  Industry ERP Showdown: Infor vs. JD Edwards vs. Lawson vs. SAP vs. SSI Chemical Industry ERP Showdown: Infor vs. JD Edwards vs. Lawson vs. SAP vs. SSI Hi. I'm Larry Blitz, editor of Technology Evaluation Centers' (TEC) Vendor Showdown series. Today's Showdown is a little different from those we've run in the past. It is based on an industry-specific case study, and involves five enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors competing for the business. We hope you find this Vendor Showdown helpful and Read More...
ExecBlueprints: Device-Reliant vs. Data-Reliant: How Mobile and Cloud Technologies Influence Workflow
Cloud computing offers an extremely cost-effective alternative to traditional hardware-based infrastructures, but the advantages in flexibility and price must

jit chart  Device-Reliant vs. Data-Reliant: How Mobile and Cloud Technologies Influence Workflow Cloud computing offers an extremely cost-effective alternative to traditional hardware-based infrastructures, but the advantages in flexibility and price must be weighed against issues of security, reliability, and capability. Business unit leaders must partner with IT to determine their needs, understand the impact of new technologies, and chart a path forward together to facilitate stability and Read More...
Developing an Effective CMMS Implementation Plan
Today’s maintenance staff is tasked with doing more with less. The challenge here is that their efficiency ratings when measured can be as low as 10% to 40%. So

jit chart  an Effective CMMS Implementation Plan Developing an Effective CMMS Implementation Plan If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. The Web Work CMMS by Tero is the world's most advanced browser based Computerized Maintenance Management system(CMMS) available today. Source : Tero Software Resources Related to Developing an Effective CMMS Implementation Plan : Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) (Wikipedia) Read More...
4 Steps to Successful Succession Development Planning
So you’ve determined that you need to develop a succession planning strategy in anticipation of the retirement of key personnel. Now what? How do you identify

jit chart  Steps to Successful Succession Development Planning To effectively undertake a succession planning initiative at your organization, you must first identify your company’s long-term goals. Often companies know what they would “like” to see happen over the next three to five years, but don’t necessarily know how to put their ideas into practice. As a company grows and its business strategy evolves, its leadership needs can change significantly. To meet these needs, companies must adjust their Read More...
Data Management and Business Performance: Part 1-Data
Research for one of my projects led me to ask both software vendors and customers about the factors most important to software users in the selection of a

jit chart  Management and Business Performance: Part 1-Data Research for one of my projects led me to ask both software vendors and customers about the factors most important to software users in the selection of a business intelligence (BI) solution. Two topics resounded: the use of BI tools to improve data management and business performance management. Consumers are continuously looking for innovative ways to move, store, and improve the quality of their data as well as to ways to capture the most valuable Read More...
Three New Year’s Resolutions that Distributors Should Stick With
Recent trends in the distribution industry are forcing companies to continually re-evaluate their processes and value propositions and strategically chart new

jit chart  New Year’s Resolutions that Distributors Should Stick With Recent trends in the distribution industry are forcing companies to continually re-evaluate their processes and value propositions and strategically chart new courses. This report contains support from a number of thought leaders for three resolutions that wholesale distributors can't afford to ignore. Read More...
Analysis of Adobe’s Integration of IslandData’s Automated E-mail
Adobe’s support site receives approximately 1.3 million client inquiries per month and has been in need of an automated response system to decrease escalating

jit chart  of Adobe’s Integration of IslandData’s Automated E-mail Event Summary CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IslandData, a leading provider of automated response technology for the online customer service market, announced that it has signed Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE - news), the fourth largest desktop software company in the world, as a customer of IslandData's ExpressResponse, a commercial service that automates the process of quickly reading and responding to end user e-mail and web Read More...

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