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Preparing for Product Development in Process Manufacturing
Combining process industry–oriented product lifecycle management capabilities with process manufacturing–oriented enterprise resource planning ones can help

just in time manufacturing projects  can still bake cakes, just not as many. Conversely, in discrete manufacturing, one missing part means waiting for it to arrive before the finished assembly unit can start rolling off the production line. With process manufacturing, one also tends to make products in bulk or batches, as in a vat of coke or a 500 gallon tank of solvent, and then pack it off to fulfill customer orders. On the other hand, in discrete manufacturing one would expect to see one appliance or car at a time coming down the Read More...
PPM for Professional Services Automation
A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Professional services automation (PSA) refers to a system designed to streamline an...
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Architecture-Centered Information Systems In The Manufacturing Domain - Part V - Applying the Methodology
Architecture bridges the semantic gap between the requirements and software. Application software systems must be architected in order to deal with the current

just in time manufacturing projects  processes for software architecture, just as there are formal processes for software development. These processes must be used if the architecture is to have an impact on the system integrity. Non-Functional design process - the non-functional requirements must be provided in the detailed system design. The design process will include the metrics needed to verify the non-functional requirements are being met in the architecture. Architecture Evaluation The ODP framework provides a number of functions to Read More...
Not Yet Sold on SaaS ERP in Manufacturing? Take a Hard Look at Plex Online - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series explained Plex Systems’ ebullience and growth despite a hostile and depressed environment, especially in the discrete manufacturing

just in time manufacturing projects  that a distributor has just noticed that one device has a problem: a  liquid crystal device (LCD)  display sometimes flickers, rendering the device unusable at times. In such cases, the distributor company notifies its account representative, who then notifies the manufacturer’s Quality & Compliance department. A heavy investigation then ensues, whereby the Quality & Compliance department goes into action by first retrieving the device from the distributor to analyze the problem and identify the Read More...
Intuitive Manufacturing Systems Shows Maturity in Adolescent Age Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations
As long as the

just in time manufacturing projects  that the vendor has just recently begun to espouse its vertical strategy, claiming to have come a long way in a short amount of time. It has identified several markets to focus on, such as recreational vehicles and custom trailers (this vertical is complete and the marketing push is underway including a couple of direct marketing campaigns and webcasts already), automotive (the vendor has hired a product manager who was a product manager for the vertical at some prominent Intutive's competitors; the Read More...
From Idea to Market-ready Product in Record Time
The odds against successful product innovation are long. New products need to win over consumers and convince retailers—a challenging task for many reasons

just in time manufacturing projects  and information flows is just as essential as integrating external service providers, suppliers, and other partners. In todays tightly networked global economy, these external providers need to be part of the collaboration at an early stage. But even that is not enough. A faster process chain requires system support for handling approval steps and processes. These must also be integrated in the product development process. And compliance with legal requirements at both the national and international Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: Part 1
With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it's hard to know which resources are credible@much less

just in time manufacturing projects  Manufacturing: Part 1 With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it's hard to know which resources are credible—much less understand the mounds of information. The first part of this series breaks down the definition of lean manufacturing into easy-to-digest concepts and shares the real-life example of a supplier of remanufactured solvents that is working toward the goal of lean. Get tips on how to determine what you need in your production Read More...
Projects are Investments
When IT projects are completed and systems are delivered, they don’t just disappear. Completed projects can be described in various ways: investments, assets

just in time manufacturing projects  are delivered, they don’t just disappear. Completed projects can be described in various ways: investments, assets, operational applications, and so on. Whatever they’re called, they typically require continuing investments of resource time, effort, and dollars to maintain, fix, and upgrade. In fact, the post-project delivery lifecycle effort is critical to an IT organization. Read More...
Bar Codes in the Manufacturing Process
Today’s business software packages depend on real-time data collection to provide information crucial to the entire manufacturing operation. As more companies

just in time manufacturing projects  Codes in the Manufacturing Process Today’s business software packages depend on real-time data collection to provide information crucial to the entire manufacturing operation. As more companies turn to enterprise-wide software for process improvement and cost reduction, there is a significant opportunity to enhance these systems by adding bar coding and radio-frequency identification (RFID) applications throughout manufacturing facilities. Find out more. Read More...
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry
Even before the mega merger, PeopleSoft had already set it sights on a bigger manufacturing presence. PeopleSoft’s acquisition of mid-to-large ERP system

just in time manufacturing projects  strategies, such as agile, just in time (JIT), and lean manufacturing, all use kanban signals to replenish supplies and are subject to continuous improvement. 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 to help manufacturers create any product on any given day (i.e., through the so called mixed-model production), while keeping inventories to a minimum and shortening Read More...
Manufacturing Software for an Integrated Steel Plant
Manufacturing processes for an integrated steel plant typically encompass three distinct types of manufacturing: flow manufacturing, process manufacturing, and

just in time manufacturing projects  process parameters can be adjusted according to incoming raw material. Doing so ensures that outputted products will have quality norms according to orders. Intermediate products property variation . Due to variation in properties of input materials, variation in processes, etc., the outputted intermediate product's can properties can have variations as well. This, again, adversely affects the properties of finished products. should be able to accurately record data on product properties so that the Read More...
Competing in a Big-box World: How Retailers Can Leverage Technology to Thrive in Today’s Retail Environment
Industry analysts and retail executives agree that, although competitive prices are a must, “low price” as a leading strategy will no longer lead to long-term

just in time manufacturing projects  in a Big-box World: How Retailers Can Leverage Technology to Thrive in Today’s Retail Environment Industry analysts and retail executives agree that, although competitive prices are a must, “low price” as a leading strategy will no longer lead to long-term business success. To successfully compete, midsized retailers must carve out a niche based on creative strategies, including better and more localized product assortments, flawless price management and execution, and optimized inventory Read More...
How to Choose a Manufacturing System
If you’ve worked for more than one manufacturing company, you know that each one is different. Different processes, systems, problems—all these variations mean

just in time manufacturing projects  money for a Lamborghini just to keep it in the driveway. Buying functionality you won't ever need is just a waste of money. Make a careful list of the functionality you really need, adding a few of those would be nice items. Award major points to mamanufacturing systems that have a built-in growth path, especially if you can test-drive advanced functions using your own familiar data. Failure to determine the company's needs in accounting, mamanufacturing, engineering, and data collection It is vital Read More...
Plex Manufacturing Cloud Has New User Interface
Making sure that Plex Manufacturing Cloud was fast and easy for the plant worker has always been part of Plex Systems’ DNA, but the product’s computer numeric

just in time manufacturing projects  manufacturing environments might already justify the hefty price of Google Glass (e.g., if it makes pricey data acquisition scanners no longer needed), but the Google Glass price is expected to drop in the future anyway. Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical

just in time manufacturing projects  goods just-in-case rather than just-in-time (JIT). Traditionally, manufacturers have used the concept of economic order quantity (EOQ), which is also known as economic lot size or minimum cost order quantity, to determine their optimal manufacturing batch and lot sizes or quantities of purchased materials. EOQ is a type of fixed order quantity model that determines the amount of an item to be purchased or manufactured at one time, with the intent of minimizing the combined costs of acquiring and Read More...
ERP in Complex Manufacturing: Improving Collaboration and Visibility
Find out in ERP in Complex Manufacturing: Improving Collaboration and Visibility.

just in time manufacturing projects  in Complex Manufacturing: Improving Collaboration and Visibility As a complex manufacturer, you know that collaboration and visibility are the keys to improved performance and superior customer service. But what's the best way for you to approach these two critical business elements? And which tactics and best practices are most likely to ensure your success? Find out in ERP in Complex Manufacturing: Improving Collaboration and Visibility . In this Aberdeen report , you'll get a comprehensive look at Read More...

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