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Get Closer to Your Best Customers: A Shift in Customer Strategies in a Time of Crisis
An unsettled economy needs a different approach to managing revenues. Companies must identify their most profitable customers and the most effective marketing

just in time manufacturing  increments and paying for just what they need. Noncritical purchases are getting postponed, and only investments with near-term payback get considered. Buy only what you need, pay as you go, and focus on value: these are the new rules of the game. The immediate challenge for company executives in this new environment is to quickly assess what has changed and plan accordingly. The following insights are needed in short order: Do we understand the implications of changing customer demand on our business? Read More
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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...
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Overcoming Challenges in Collaborative Manufacturing Relationships
Manufacturers today must respond quickly to ever-changing customer demands@while keeping costs low and efficiency high. How can original equipment manufacturers

just in time manufacturing  The idea that OEMs just send a PO, hand over the assets and responsibility to CMs, and expect them to deliver products on time without hearing any more about it isn't really accurate, Swanton says. In fact, critical material is managed jointly by both OEMs and CMs 48 percent of the time, and is managed solely by the CM only 30 percent of the time' with the remaining 22 percent managed by brand owners. Brand managers must maintain a certain level of control for two reasons: to ensure that limited Read More
Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing
Cover-time planning (CTP) is a

just in time manufacturing  while in a flow/lean/ just in time (JIT) environment, orders are conversely pulled through the process, based on actual demand. Part two of the Demand-driven versus Traditional Manufacturing Requirements Planning series. In contrast, rather than emphasize planning such as ERP, lean manufacturing and JIT concepts, emphasize the continuous improvement of processes. For example, it emphasizes processes that lead to reduced inventory throughout the supply chain, shorter lead times, and faster cycle times, Read More
Coordinating Outsourced Manufacturing: A Win-win Proposition for Both Sides of Manufacturing Partnerships
Managing the demands of constant change is one of the biggest challenges facing the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry today. Collaboration

just in time manufacturing  weeks now completed in just hours. Lead time isn't only in the Lucent enterprise; it's also in the extended supply chain, Sforza points out. Having our EMS partner data within our own environment enables us to collaborate much more eficiently. If there's a down-tick in forecast, by working with our EMS providers we can actually avoid excess inventories ahead of time. Accuracy is very important too. We see what they see; they're sending us their ERP data. We want to get that customer order, so we'll Read More
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  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
How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing is a transformational exercise that requires an organization to cast aside long-held beliefs and business processes. The five main steps to

just in time manufacturing  great deal of money just by keeping everything and everyone running, no matter what. Because the cultural and managerial impact of a lean transformation is significant, any discussion of these supporting elements is outside the scope of this series of articles and is better left to organizational specialist likes of the Lean Enterprise Institute ( LEI ) or John Costanza Institute of Technology ( JCIT ). In any case, in the ideal manufacturing environment, process improvement and the skill level of the wor Read More
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation

just in time manufacturing  Applications (v. 7.5) for Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP Certification Report IFS Applications (v. 7.5) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of mixed-mode manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth 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

just in time manufacturing  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 Read More
Announcing Agilisys (Formerly SCT’s Process Manufacturing & Distribution Business) - Finally Fully Focused On Process Manufacturing
The new independent company will certainly benefit from having control of its own financial destiny, being able to make decisions based upon its own needs and

just in time manufacturing  Agilisys (Formerly SCT’s Process Manufacturing & Distribution Business) - Finally Fully Focused On Process Manufacturing Announcing Agilisys (Formerly SCT's Process Manufacturing & Distribution Business) Finally Fully Focused On Process Manufacturing Featured Author - William Sheppard - June 26, 2002 Event Summary May 30, 2002 was a busy day for Agilisys . The buyout from SCT to form Agilisys was closed and they announced their new name. Formerly a division of SCT, Agilisys is now a Read More
Sage 500 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the

just in time manufacturing  500 ERP for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report Sage 500 ERP (formerly Sage ERP MAS 500) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the Discrete Manufacturing ERP Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product Read More
Giving Manufacturing Companies a Fast Start
The all-in-one manufacturing functionality supports industry best practices in the following categories:materials management; production planning ...

just in time manufacturing  Manufacturing Companies a Fast Start Are you in a hurry to make your manufacturing operation more efficient and competitive? With SAP's Business All-in-One Fast-start Program, you can find everything you need to get started today and to build for the future. The All-in-One manufacturing functionality supports industry best practices in the following categories: materials management production planning and control sales and distribution logistics, product lifecycle management (PLM), and quality Read More
Dealing with Chaos: 4 Steps to Manufacturing Success
Manufacturing today is fraught with uncertainties in the supply chain due to a variety of global issues, including weather and exchange rates. You can counter

just in time manufacturing  related petroleum-based materials are just one example of many. Critical raw materials are suddenly in short supply as weather patterns disrupt fragile supply chains. Wildly luctuating exchange rates change the economics of imported materials and the demand for exported products. Stresses in the banking arena inluence the availability of funds and credit as well as interest rates and stock values. Civil unrest changes the availability of materials and the nature of demand in certain areas of the world. Read More
Time and Expense Management Applications
Organizations of all sizes are tasked with increasing efficiency and revenues in a timely manner. Naturally, this leads them to consider automation. The

just in time manufacturing  and Expense Management Applications Time and Expense Management Applications If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Journyx provides web-based time & expense tracking solutions and project costing management tools, allowing automation of business processes like billing, payroll and project management. Source : Journyx Resources Related to Time and Expense Management Applications : Expense Management (Wikipedia) Time Read More

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