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A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX: Case Studies
To enable organizations to support lean and traditional manufacturing practices in a single system, Microsoft Dynamics AX has incorporated lean manufacturing

kanban case studies  (MTO) manufacturing environments, with kanban tickets providing linkage to sales orders and acting as the primary coordination tool. The case study involves a two-level product structure to build the end item, identified as Product #1 in figure 1. The left side of figure 1 depicts the product structure in terms of the bill of material (BOM) and routing. A final assembly cell produces Product #1 to sales order demand, and completed items are placed in a shipment staging area for subsequent shipment. Read More

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The Next R(E)volution of Lean
By seeing a business as a

kanban case studies  that have implemented effective kanban systems sometimes become complacent and do not address the root causes that created the various needs to maintain inventory, such as long changeover times, imbalanced processes, long distances between work centers, quality problems, and lack of operator cross-training. Kaizens Also, known as kaizen blitz. This may be the most common starting point for a Lean initiative in US manufacturing companies. Kaizen is the Japanese word for continuous improvement. This Read More
Front-office Lean-Taking Lean Manufacturing Beyond the Shop Floor
Lean manufacturing practices are employed to some degree on almost every manufacturing floor, but many companies aren't realizing the real benefits of lean by

kanban case studies  shop floor ranging from kanban events, poka yoke, cellular workflows, motion studies, and tightened inventory control. Lean has become a major part of how manufacturing works. Money Left on the Table Even among those companies with formal lean programs, the degree to which lean principles extend beyond the shop floor to the office is still very limited. This is surprising, since to a large extent, an organization that is extremely lean on the shop floor may still be losing time and energy to non-value Read More
Sales and Operations Planning Part Three: Game Plan Guidelines
Effective game plans lead to improved firm performance and bottom line results. Metrics include reductions in stock-outs, delivery lead-time, missed shipments

kanban case studies  components and to generate Kanban cards for end-items and some intermediates. A customization provided an orderless approach to reporting end-item output. Only the item number and a completed quantity were reported, which then triggered auto-deduction of components from the floor stock bin locations. Case #20: S&OP by Job for Construction Material . A distribution company sold several product lines to the commercial construction industry, where the products also required job-specific installation Read More
Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part II)
Part I of this blog post analyzed the white paper entitled

kanban case studies  how does it handle Kanban, including bin sizing, engineering change order (ECO) management, and buffers? How is the purchasing order policy being managed: through the traditional ABC categories, or by a more modern approach? At what point in the supply chain does the ownership of the finished goods inventory transfer? Are all transportation costs such as freight, taxes, and duties included, or will they be invoiced separately? Last but not least, what is the scope of the CM’s warranty, and for what Read More
Case Study: InterMetro


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Case Study: Quick
Quick, the largest European fast-food chain, found it challenging to oversee operations and communicate among its 404 locations. With an old spreadsheet-based

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Case Study: Manitou
Manitou, a global producer of complex make-to-order forklift trucks, wanted to optimize sales processes to overcome several challenges, including a lack of

kanban case studies  Study: Manitou Optimizing Selling and Ordering Processes for Complex Products Across Multiple Sales Channels If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader.     Access Commerce is an international provider of Multichannel Commerce & Configurator Software that simplify the sale of complex and configurable products and services. Source : Access Commerce Resources Related to Configure-to-Order (CTO) process: Configure-to-Order Read More
Case Study: ByTec
Bytec, Inc., a supplier of electronic and mechanical assemblies for the automotive sector, needed a system to allow original equipment manufacturer (OEM

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Case Study: FiberMark
FiberMark, a producer of specialty fiber products, had a data problem. Even though the company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system was managing data

kanban case studies  crm business intelligence,erp integration,erp solution,performance reporting,web erp,baan erp,bi system,bi tools,enterprise reporting,enterprise resource planning erp,erp market,bi software,business intelligence solutions,business intelligence tools,cognos business intelligence Read More
Implementing Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing
Kanban@the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing@is not a good fit in some

kanban case studies  Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing Kanban—the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing—is not a good fit in some situations. Alternatives to kanban can also eliminate waste in lean production by addressing inventory, materials, and replenishment process needs. Learn more on how you can find alternatives to kanban to make your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system “leaner.” Read More
Case Study: Hayward
With goals to decrease operating costs and increase sales, Hayward@a leader in the building materials industry@knew it needed to replace its 25-year-old

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Case Study: Seedway


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Case Study: SKF Group
Supplier of bearings, seals, and lubrication systems, SKF works closely with its customers to develop products. As such, accurate product data and efficient

kanban case studies  PTC,pdm,cad software,product data,free cad software,cad cam software,product lifecycle management,3d cad software,product development process,auto cad software,cad design software,cad tools,pdmworks,plm software,product data management Read More
Case Study: InterMetro


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