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Kawasaki Plant Switches to Electronic Kanban System Using LANSA's Technology
There was a new LANSA case study released yesterday that really grabbed my attention. LANSA is a Chicago-based developer and IT services provider that is

jit kanban  operates using a just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing environment in their assembly plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, where a paper card-based Kanban inventory method has been successfully used for a long time. However, according to the manufacturer, this system has its own issues related to the cards themselves and employee discipline issues. So a decision was made to develop a new electronic Kanban system in-house using the existing IBM i LANSA ERP and its brand new development tool. As a result, a team of Read More...
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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

jit kanban  example lean manufacturing and JIT management modules), many ERP and SCM vendors have been fleshing out the components of the extended enterprise (distributed order management, flexible schedules, customer self-service, consignment inventory, vendor managed inventory [VMI] and supplier managed inventory [SMI], replenishment management, and business-to-business [B2B] e-commerce). They have also been exploring the manufacturing community (i.e., consolidated visibility via a portal of inventory, production, Read More...
The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

jit kanban  environment, however, the kanban JIT approach no longer makes sense, since the product mix by product type, routings, and process times becomes widely divergent, causing the prediction of kanban sizes to be impractical and temporary, or wandering bottlenecks to appear all over the shop floor. Indeed, where the order mix changes or not all resources are dedicated to lean flow manufacturing, then kanban sizes must continuously be reevaluated. In these situations, a theory of constraints (TOC) approach is Read More...
QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately
QAD has been pulling through the downturn with a real strength (especially in terms of new licenses, and with a strong balance sheet and declining debt), a

jit kanban  be performed. Finally, the JIT Sequencing module should provide extended sequencing capabilities so that suppliers further down the supply chain can also provide their products using Build-to-Order concepts. Kanban Visualization As for new generally available products, in May, during its annual user conference Explore 2003 , QAD announced Kanban Visualization, which enhances QAD's existing Supply Visualization (SV) solution with immediate insight into kanban status. For manufacturers using kanban Read More...
Apriso Going (Intelligently) Leaner
Continuous improvement is one of the hallmarks in the pursuit of manufacturing excellence. To better support this strategy, Apriso, which was recently acquired

jit kanban  2007, which combined sequenced JIT capabilities for its customers that worked tightly with suppliers delivering parts within tightly planned arrival time windows. The vendor, jointly with Accenture, also created and launched a “lean material flow” solution in 2009, which has been implemented for a number of manufacturing clients, primarily in Europe. New: Smarter Lean What is brand new with this “Smart-Pull” solution is how the MPI product is now an integral component of authoring and executing Read More...
The Sweet Spot of One Merging ERP Vendor
CMS Software (now known as Solarsoft Business Systems) may not be a huge global player, but its enterprise resource planning solutions address a wide spectrum

jit kanban  EDI transmission (to include JIT and kanban numbers by customer, location, and part). Somewhat resembling food and drug producers in terms of their needs, these clients want total traceability, so that if there is a problem at any time in the future, they can identify the source of the problem, and know what other products could have been affected by the problem. Container serialization and labeling enable simplified inventory reporting and control in terms of traceability too. Pervasive Traceability and Read More...
A Veteran Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Makes a SaaS-y Statement
Glovia International has launched the first full-fledged and versatile, manufacturing-oriented solution that is an on-demand, enterprise resource planning

jit kanban  2006, this subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited announced the opening of Glovia Services Inc . This new company may very well be the first provider of on demand, or SaaS, solutions created to assist small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the management of their manufacturing processes. Fujitsu, the parent company of Glovia International, is a well-known and well-established provider of solutions for information technology (IT) and communications worldwide. It is a longtime provider of extended ERP solutions for Read More...
Plex Systems Partners with Insequence Corporation
Plex Systems, the enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud (formerly Plex Online), has announced its collaboration with

jit kanban  use of Insequence, since JIT sequencing is an incredibly sensitive aspect of their business. A great deal of manufacturers (automotive, electronics, aerospace and defense) benefit from proper sequencing. The partnership arrangement means that a connector to the Insequence product will be using Web services rather than the traditional inflexible flat file transfer. Read More...
Inflation’s Demise: The Impact on Business Informa
Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) business models and information systems originated in the 1970s and 1980s, an inflationary period. They addressed business

jit kanban  essence, repetitive purchasing and JIT delivery are tactics for hedging against price increases while minimizing inventory-carrying costs. Buyers negotiate fixed-price repetitive-supply contracts that are fulfilled and paid for over the life of the contract through periodic shipments timed to meet the actual need for goods. Price stability makes such hedging unnecessary, and deflation makes it highly unprofitable. But buyers will be under even greater pressure to keep inventories low, since the value of Read More...
Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Shows Its Lean Side
About two-thirds of SoftBrands' revenue comes from its manufacturing division, which includes evolution, a platform neutral, extended enterprise resource

jit kanban  Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Shows Its Lean Side Introduction Besides the Classic Fourth Shift and Fourth Shift Edition for SAP Business One solutions (see Classic Enterprise Resource Planning Solution Shifts Over ), SoftBrands Manufacturing 's core products include another extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) product named evolution (formerly Aremis Enterprise ), as well as DemandStream , a lean enterprise automation software system. For details on SoftBrands' recent history, see 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 kanban  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...
Integrating Lean Practices and ERP
Many organizations are undertaking some form of lean initiative, but if one were to ask one hundred different people, one would probably different explanations

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Extending Lean Initiatives across the Organization
Companies everywhere have realized the need for greater efficiency and improved quality within the enterprise to stay productive and competitive in today's

jit kanban  known as lean, just-in-time (JIT), or kaizen. The fundamental goal of lean manufacturing includes the reduction of waste increase in productivity and improved quality. Most manufacturers launch their lean initiatives in order to maximize work flow and obtain dramatic improvements in performance. Read More...

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