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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 concepts  ERP, lean manufacturing and JIT concepts emphasize the continuous improvement of processes that lead to things such as reduced inventory throughout the supply chain, shorter lead times, and faster cycle times enabling improved response to customer demands. Many vendors have consequently bolstered their commitment to lean manufacturing practices with functionality designed to promote rapid response to customer orders based on demand pull . This includes kanban, mixed-mode manufacturing (i.e., building a 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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PipeChain Adds Pragmatism Onto Simplicity
By being able to address the needs of all stakeholders across the tiers of the supply chain network, and with the marketplace/private trading exchange (PTX

jit concepts  warm up to the JIT concepts and ideas. Also, while PipeChain can be implemented in various modes for different customer tastes (readiness), from manually without interface (which can be used as a proof of concept first), semi-automatically with Excel/Access interfaces, to full-scale implementation with PipeChain Converter Plug-Ins, the true integration of financial transactions to the back-end, in addition to inventory status and any other information visibility, would help users' acceptance Read More...
Streamlining for Success: The Lean Supply Chain
When flexibility and speed are requisites for success, it’s the lean organization that leads the race. World-class manufacturing organizations know the value of

jit concepts  Kanban: A method of JIT production that uses standard containers or lot sizes with a single card attached to each. It is a Pull system in which work centers use a card to signal that they wish to withdraw parts from feeding operations or suppliers. The Japanese word kanban, loosely translated, means card, billboard or sign. Lean Manufacturing: Lean Manufacturing, the most prevalent manufacturing strategy in the automotive industry, provides a way to do more with less - less human effort, less equipment, Read More...
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

jit concepts  also caters to both JIT that is used for build-to-order or final assembly manufacturing, and to lean manufacturing, which is suitable for build-to-demand pull for finished and component items. Namely, most companies will still use MRP to ascertain longer-term dependent demand (i.e., based on forecasts), but replenishment will be based on independent demand (i.e., actual customer orders), with closely managed inventory buffers. Customer demand cannot be predicted months ahead, since nothing is that Read More...
Human Capital Supply Chains: Book Review
“Goods are uniform and people are unique.” Too obvious? Maybe, but with the success that supply chain management (SCM) has brought to manufacturers, it’s time

jit concepts  key elements (such as JIT processes, metrics, and benchmarking standards) to illustrate their points. With a section called “Eight HCSCM Steps at a Glance,” the book outlines the inputs and outputs required to achieve a holistic approach to HCSCM (figure 1), as well as key process issues and metrics. Also, “Five Ways to Get Started” offers key points for developing your own road map to HCSCM. Figure 1. The Holistic HCSCM Process This book is written à la “for Dummies,” presenting complicated Read More...
The Evolution of a Real-time Data Warehouse
Real-time data warehouses are common in some organizations. This article reviews the basic concepts of a real-time data warehouse and it will help you determine

jit concepts  Evolution of a Real-time Data Warehouse The Evolution of a Real-time Data Warehouse Jorge Garcia - December 23, 2009 Understanding Real-time Systems Today, real time computing is everywhere, from customer information control systems (CICSs) to real-time data warehouse systems. Real-time systems have the ability to respond to user actions in a very short period of time. This computing behavior gives real-time systems special features such as instant interaction: users request information from the system Read More...
Talent (Human Capital) Management and Sports? Sign Me Up, Please! - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog post introduced some mixed feelings and doubts that we might still have about the noble concepts of talent management and human capital

jit concepts  (Human Capital) Management and Sports? Sign Me Up, Please! - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog post introduced some mixed feelings and doubts that we might still have about the noble concepts of talent management and human capital management (HCM). This skepticism lingers in spite of the many indicators of the usefulness of these concepts in mitigating some imminent global workforce challenges, which were outlined in Part 1 . Accommodating Generation Y Let us not forget about the looming demographic Read More...
It’s About Process (or the Ability to be Responsive) -- Part III
Part II of this blog series continued the introduction of the concepts of workflow automation and business process management (BPM). It also zoomed in on

jit concepts  About Process (or the Ability to be Responsive) -- Part III Part II of this blog series continued the introduction of the concepts of workflow automation and business process management (BPM). It also zoomed in on similarities and subtle differences between the two related software categories. Finally, the idea of on-demand workflow and/or BPM solutions was introduced. To that end, W ebcom Inc.  has leveraged its vast expertise earned while addressing many complex sales quote-to-order (Q2O) Read More...
Are ASP Applications Right for You? Part 1: Decision Factors
Like so many Internet conventions, the Application Service Provider (ASP), is really a combination of two 'old' concepts, turn key applications and outsourced

jit concepts  hosted software,saas provider,hosting software,saas providers,application service providers,application software provider,saas company,application services provider,application service provider model,saas applications,application service provider,saas application,web application development,asp net web application,asp net developers Read More...
Industrial & Financial Systems, IFS AB: Thriving on Product Flexibility and Incremental Deployability
IFS was one of the first ERP vendors to incorporate concepts of component technology and a high-level of integration with both its own and other vendors

jit concepts  & Financial Systems, IFS AB: Thriving on Product Flexibility and Incremental Deployability Vendor Summary Industrial & Financial Systems, IFS AB is an internationally established provider of an extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) software package for medium-to-large sized companies. It covers manufacturing, supply chain management, financials, maintenance management, human resources, engineering, and front office. Founded in 1983, with headquarters in Linkoping, Sweden, IFS AB is the Read More...
Infor Fashion PLM Offers Product Lifecycle Management for the Fashion Industry with a Fresh Approach
Infor recently announced the availability of Infor Fashion PLM, a brand new application, built from the ground up, that aims to link tricky and vital areas of

jit concepts  Fashion PLM Offers Product Lifecycle Management for the Fashion Industry with a Fresh Approach Infor recently announced the availability of Infor Fashion PLM , a brand new application, built from the ground up, that aims to link tricky and vital areas of “softlines” product development to the supply chain—from line planning, design, development and sourcing, to production, inventory management, customers, and distribution. Infor Fashion PLM was written with a fresh approach, developed using the Read More...
Discrete ERP 101
Puzzled by process? Dazed by discrete?First, let’s understand who should use a discrete ERP application.Discrete manufacturers assemble products from

jit concepts  overtime. (Note, however, that JIT can be applied to process manufacturing as well.) See TEC’s Discrete ERP Evaluation Center for more on the business benefits of discrete ERP applications. If you are a discrete manufacturer burdened with a process ERP solution, you will be unable to properly allocate items to specific orders. Traceability thus becomes a major headache. Furthermore, the overriding consideration for process manufacturers is quality . For discrete manufacturers, it’s quantity (with, Read More...
Product End-of-life: A Primer
There are five stages that usually make up the lifecycle of a product: introduction, growth, maturity, decline, and termination.During introduction

jit concepts  End-of-life: A Primer There are five stages that usually make up the lifecycle of a product: introduction, growth, maturity, decline, and termination. During introduction, companies typically focus on the success of the product. Maturity is the stage when their focus is to take advantage of momentum and sell as much as possible. Only during maturity or decline do they start worrying about product end-of-life—which may be too late, as the transition from maturity to decline can happen very quickly Read More...
7 Steps to Service-oriented Architecture
Before an organization can truly realize the cost and agility benefits of enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA), there are a few concepts it should

jit concepts  Steps to Service-oriented Architecture Before an organization can truly realize the cost and agility benefits of enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA), there are a few concepts it should know about. By understanding the various stages of SOA adoption and by knowing what technologies are available, an organization will stand a better chance of succeeding in its SOA initiatives. With these seven steps, effective SOA can be realized. Read More...

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