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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

kanban definition  point of consumption, like kanban, are also associated with lean. But what really is lean? And does it go beyond the shop floor to impacts all areas of the business? 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 manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Reflections on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints
The theory of constraints (TOC) is similar to, yet different from, the lean philosophy. TOC focuses on optimizing production through critical bottlenecks in

kanban definition  manufacturing in that both kanban , which is a part of the just-in-time (JIT) philosophy, and drum-buffer-rope (DBR), which is a part of the TOC philosophy, represent synchronized and pull signal production control approaches. For an exhaustive discussion of lean manufacturing in previous notes, see Lean Manufacturing: A Primer , Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste , How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing , Manual versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing , Enterprise 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

kanban definition  for Product Development in Process Manufacturing P.J. Jakovljevic - February 5, 2010 Originally Published - March 10, 2007 As seen in such articles as Product Life Cycle Management in Process or Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer , what the process manufacturing industry lacks in glamour, it certainly makes up for in complexity. Traditionally, manufacturing is divided into two categories: process and discrete (if one is not counting hybrid, mixed-mode environments). Many differences exist Read More...
Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with the fact that the ability to sense demand and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch

kanban definition  in manufacturing cells, which kanban systems tend to force to accommodate the  group technology (GT)  design, rarely provide the agility and flexibility companies need in case of variable demand and a changing product mix. Along similar lines, lean is often based on the concept of Period Batch Control (PBC) with its fixed sequences to also accommodate GT items, which also reduces flexibility. Again, variable demand and a changing product mix can play havoc with even the most carefully planned lean (yet Read More...
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 definition  the identification of the kanban ticket and quantity. The simplification is even more apparent when comparing transaction complexity between production orders and manufactured kanbans. Concluding Remarks This primer on lean manufacturing for Microsoft Dynamics AX explained how to handle some of the variations in lean practices. It covered the definition of kanban policies that govern the creation and behavior of kanban tickets. Kanbans and their replenishment policies act as alternatives to the use of Read More...
Process Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and

kanban definition  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...
Case Study: R.G. Barry
R.G. Barry, a leading developer and marketer of accessory footwear, lacked real-time visibility into production schedules at its factories. As a result, the

kanban definition  Study: R.G. Barry The Internet has given global sourcing companies an affordable communication infrastructure for managing a wide range of applications. Using the Internet as a communications tool, NGC has developed a state-of-the-art sourcing and production system. Source: New Generation Computing, Inc. Resources Related to Case Study: R.G. Barry : Global sourcing (Wikipedia) Case Study: R.G. Barry Global Sourcing is also known as : Global Sourcing Software , Global Sourcing Solution , Advanced Read More...
Mistakes in Performance Management
Performance reviews are typically based on the definition of what an employee was originally hired to do. However, appraisal systems fail to address the fact

kanban definition  in Performance Management Mistakes in Performance Management If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. PeopleStreme Human Capital provides Performance Management software for aligning employee performance appraisal to the strategic plan. Available globally, the software utilizes performance objectives aligned with strategic key performance indicators. Source : PeopleStreme Resources Related to Mistakes in Performance Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: Part Two
Part One of the

kanban definition  lean tools such as kanban. Read More...
Managing Business Risk in the Food and Beverage Industry
Midsize food and beverage companies are striving to be more things to more markets, while ensuring consistent customer satisfaction and regulatory compliance

kanban definition  Business Risk in the Food and Beverage Industry Managing Business Risk in the Food and Beverage Industry If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Sage provides business software, services and support to small and medium sized businesses. Whilst our heritage is in the small business market we also have the experience and expertise to meet the needs of specific industries and larger organisations. Source : Sage Resources Read More...
How to Gain Competitive Advantage through Global Product Development
Because products ultimately define a manufacturing company’s success, product development is mission-critical by definition. It’s also expensive—in most

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Web 2.0: “Code Free” Siebel Web Service Integration
One of the most challenging areas in any Siebel implementation has traditionally been setting up and maintaining interfaces between Siebel and other back-end

kanban definition  2.0: “Code Free” Siebel Web Service Integration Web 2.0: “Code Free” Siebel Web Service Integration If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Green Beacon has worked with best of breed CRM, ERP, Marketing Automation, and Business Intelligence solutions from leading providers including Microsoft, Oracle ( Siebel ), Epicor, Onyx, and Smartfocus - enabling the Green Beacon team to serve as a trusted advisor for mid-market Read More...
SAP RFID Technology in the Automotive Industry
By using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, automotive companies can eliminate material shortfalls of containers, which lead to delivery delays

kanban definition  data such as a kanban number, container identifier, batch identifier, or other identifier. However, the content depends on the transponder: in general, active tags contain more information than passive tags, which contain only one unique number. RFID readers are installed at pick-up and drop-off points where they read the data. Using radio frequency waves, transponders identify each container automatically – without additional handling or human intervention – as it passes through these points, even Read More...
The Effective Supply Chain
In The Effective Supply Chain, learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier...

kanban definition  can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier portals to: cut costs reduce lead times reduce inventories increase visibility throughout the supply chain In today's challenging business environment, manufacturers must leverage supply chain advances to compete successfully. Learn how in The Effective Supply Chain . Download your PDF copy today. For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: +1 514-954-3665, ext.367. Special Offer Files Read More...

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