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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 inventory control  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

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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 order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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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 enterprise systems is that they can handle considerably more information than can be accommodated manually.

jit inventory control  for the sequential and JIT delivery of configured goods to the source of the demand signal. When it comes to planning, while lean manufacturing moves product through the manufacturing operations, it cannot perform any planning of activities beyond the immediate shop floor work. For this it requires the informational access that is inherent within an enterprise planning solution. The planning process is exclusively handled by the planning module inside the ERP software, which links to other ERP modules Read More

Production Management Research


Primarily due to rapid development of technology in the past thirty years, the market structure throughout the world has changed considerably. Local markets have become accessible to foreign manufacturers, who are able to perform well in their newly established territories in part due to their superior application of technology. In this light, most companies, including small and medium size, have embedded globalization in their expansion strategies, consistently seeking for new markets abroad. Consequently, local manufacturing companies are facing global competition, forcing them to adopt new concepts with respect to people, process and technologies. This document describes these approaches to production planning in detail as well outlines a software solution. The software solution (Production/3) combines both pull and push techniques and enables small to medium size organizations to fully automate their production system while retaining their investment in their legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

jit inventory control  of customer service, while JIT seeks to minimize the cost of holding inventory and will typically suffer at least a minor negative effect on customer service. Production/3 System combines various aspects of push and pull control to drive down the cost of inventory, while maintaining a high level of customer service. As a result Production/3 builds on the strength of MRP II and JIT, while simultaneously provide control mechanism to effectively manage their deficiencies. Business Architecture As companies Read More

Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste


A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S's, visual controls, standardized work, mistake proofing, total productive maintenance, cellular manufacturing, single-digit setup, pull systems, sequencing, activity-based costing, and leveled production.

jit inventory control  help suppliers execute the JIT delivery of configured components while simultaneously coordinating supply and demand to minimize inventory levels and reduce the amount of extra costs caused by expediting activities in the supply chain. To do this, the JIT/S module integrates the mid-range or long-term planning and supply chain communication functions of MRP processes with its execution processes, which are focused on manufacturing configured products that are delivered to the customer at the exact time 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 collaborative allows companies to save money and streamline operations.

jit inventory control  the streamlined (and lowest) JIT inventory for its manufacturing needs or to strike a balance between the inherent conflict between the two aforementioned goals aimed towards achieving an optimally balanced and efficient supply chain? The trend of manufacturer and retailer organizations outsourcing non-core functions (like transportation and logistics) introduces the third party logistics service provider (3PL) into this equation. 3PLs must master the specifics of the industry supply chain by analyzing Read More

Six Keys to Exceeding Expectations with Inventory Optimization Initiatives


Inventory optimization is a proven vehicle to gain competitive value through reduced inventory, freed-up working capital, and improved service levels. But leading the inventory innovation initiative in your organization requires more than an understanding of its enormous cost savings and customer service improvements. Discover the six most common factors that can make or break your inventory optimization projects.

jit inventory control  Keys to Exceeding Expectations with Inventory Optimization Initiatives Logility Voyager Inventory Optimization improves the performance of multi-echelon supply chains, releasing millions in confined working capital and providing a new level of confidence in every supply chain decision. Source: Logility Resources Related to Six Keys to Exceeding Expectations with Inventory Optimization Initiatives : Supply Chain Optimization (Wikipedia) Six Keys to Exceeding Expectations with Inventory Optimization Read More

Adexa Collaborative Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planner


Business plans need to be built on a foundation of solid intelligence: knowing what’s coming means you can plan responses proactively. Thus, in order to build a solid sales and operations plan, constraints through the entire supply chain need to be considered. Improving operational efficiency requires that you have the right inventory, in the right quantity, at the right time.

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Configuration Audit and Control for Virtualized Environments


In the computing world, a dramatic shift is taking place—enabling a new way for IT departments to manage services. The promise of a leaner, more efficient data center has many businesses clamoring to go virtual. In the rush to virtualize, however, they have forgotten the painful and expensive lessons learned from introducing risk into the physical environment. Find out how detective controls can mitigate those risks.

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Remote Control in Manufacturing—Entering Closed Environments Without Opening the Door


In manufacturing, it’s not uncommon to find environments either too dangerous or sensitive to allow unrestricted access. Remote control software opens the door, boosting productivity without compromising the safety of workers or equipment. This paper shows how it can conserve time and effort, cut the travel budget, and up the pace of action, even where connectivity is limited.

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Inventory on the Water: Do You Know Where It Is?


Today, more and more companies are purchasing goods from overseas. But once those goods are on the water, many companies find it difficult to keep track of where they are at any given time. Ineffective container management leads to extra costs, but with Sage ERP X3’s import tracking functionality, business functions are tied together in a single database—enabling real-time access to information and improving productivity.

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Vitatech Enhances Quality Control with QAD ERP Upgrade


Vitatech Nutritional Sciences Inc., a vitamin and supplement formulation company, recently implemented the new quality capabilities in QAD Enterprise Applications. The enhanced QAD quality control framework allows Vitatech to track and report on ingredients used in different lots, batches, and stages of its manufacturing processes.

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Passive RFID Solutions for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management


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jit inventory control  RFID Solutions for Asset Tracking and Inventory Management In the present context of business, it is becoming essential for the business world to provide electronic commerce in addition to their good old business model. An electronic commerce application adds lot of value to business models and helps overall growth in the different areas of business, business management, tracking, and customer support. Customers find it’s much easier to access the products and services of a corporation through an Read More

Auto Supplier Chooses Plex Cloud ERP Over QAD, Eliminates Inventory Discrepancies


For several years, Spring Dynamics had been using an on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that included accounting functions and standard reports on inventory and accounts receivable and payable. Management wanted a more robust, comprehensive system that would also include shop floor operations and generate management reports. Learn how Plex Cloud ERP helped maximize overall business performance.

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Inventory Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System


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jit inventory control  Planning & Optimization: Extending Your ERP System Executive Summary Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are developed primarily for transaction processing, data collection and data reporting. By design ERP systems are designed to broad in their breadth of offering which results in being shallow in depth of specialized functionality such as Inventory Planning and Optimization. Often there is a misconception that Inventory Planning & Optimization software performs the same functions as the Read More

Effective Inventory Analysis


For many distributors, inventory is the largest and perhaps the most important asset. Inventory ties up more money than buildings or equipment, and is often less “liquid.” It is crucial, then, that distributors develop and use a comprehensive set of tools that allows close monitoring of the performance of inventory investments. Read more about simple measurements that can help you maximize your investment in inventory.

jit inventory control  Inventory Analysis For many distributors, inventory is the largest and perhaps the most important asset. Inventory ties up more money than buildings or equipment, and is often less “liquid.” It is crucial, then, that distributors develop and use a comprehensive set of tools that allows close monitoring of the performance of inventory investments. Read more about simple measurements that can help you maximize your investment in inventory. Read More