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APICS 2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers
In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we

lot sizing  topics he covered were lot sizing and interval which also leads towards reducing waste. In my opinion, Mr.Kerber should have mentioned the benefits of using Six Sigma methodology and statistical data because it helps management drive lean concepts throughout the organization (not only in material management). Even though this webinar was of an advanced level, Bill covered all the basis of material management in a lean environment and also provided comparison with traditional processes along with 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 or...
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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

lot sizing  calculations (such as period lot sizing logic). For example, some firms have introduced lean into a specific product line, while other product lines employ production orders. Another example involves the introduction of lean for final assembly, while subassembly operations employ production orders. Other examples include A work cell produces items stemming from kanban and production order demands, typically during the transition period from traditional to lean. The production schedule for this work cell Read More
Intel Server Trends
The Intel-based server market is one of the most hotly contested segments in the industry. What are the key trends in this market, and what will they mean to

lot sizing  the above factors a lot more than they had previously. For example, companies were accustomed to using large GP servers to interface to the Web. When someone finally realized that you could provide specific, targeted functionality to enhance Web surfing by means of caching technology (storing commonly accessed functions or pages at a local site, rather than on the Web proper), it opened up an entirely new market segment. Server appliances, no longer limited to caching, are the fastest growing segment of Read More
Technology Enablers for the Lean Supply Chain
Transforming an enterprise to a lean supply chain requires both enabling technology and discipline. By following some specific guidelines to extend lean

lot sizing  and sales wants a lot size of one with zero lead time. The enterprise is already in conflict and when it is extended, it exacerbates the problem. Linking the IT infrastructures with collaboration can reduce cost and deliver results; however, most verticals have not been able to accomplish this because they cannot decide the all important question: who is going to pay for it? Remember that what one part of the vertical considers finished goods inventory, another part actually considers raw material. Read More
Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing
Intentia, Fujitsu Glovia, QAD, and SSA Global's solutions supporting lean manufacturing are examined. Which areas the extended enterprise resource planning (ERP

lot sizing  (EPEI) calculations for lean lot sizing, which ensure a valid level schedule based on changeover frequency Takt time calculations , which are used to synchronize the rate of production with the rate of sales (customer demand) Supermarket (buffer) performance management , which optimizes a pull-based replenishment system and provides a mechanism for establishing and maintaining buffer quantities, including performance evaluation and adjustment logic and kanban -based activity management with an integrated Read More
Reducing Costs in Your Job Scheduling Environment
Many companies have invested a lot in their job scheduling environments, but are bogged down by inefficient processes, incompatible systems, and a lack of

lot sizing  companies have invested a lot in their job scheduling environments, but are bogged down by inefficient processes, incompatible systems, and a lack of visibility. Through technology reuse and consolidation, you can reduce the time, money, and resources expended, while scaling to support enterprise-wide capacity. This white paper focuses on job scheduling challenges and presents a solution to upgrade your environment. Read More
TDWI Vegas: How to Build an Enterprise Data Strategy
It takes a lot of commitment, preparation, and time to fully embrace a successful enterprise data strategy. Managing data within a corporation has reached an

lot sizing  Strategy It takes a lot of commitment, preparation, and time to fully embrace a successful enterprise data strategy. Managing data within a corporation has reached an all-new level of importance. Data is being collected from extremely diverse sources and fully dissected; as the subject of increasingly complex processes, data quality must be maintained. In addition, data management and manipulation must comply with several types of regulations. Data is now an extremely significant asset within any Read More
Interview with Jeff Bates of SourceForge.net, Slashdot, and the OSTG
Jeff Bates's experience in developing and managing SourceForge.net and Slashdot communities sheds light on encouraging the interest of participants in the open

lot sizing  someone to run a lot of the on-line aspects of it. So I moved into the role and my actual role is the vice president of editorial operations, which essentially means that I run all of the web sites from an editorial, development, and a network operations perspective. Right now I'm directly running SourceForge.net. What do you think are some important things for getting developers interested—for drawing developers into using that sort (SourceForge.net) of community forum? One of the primary advantages Read More
Successful Digital Signage Contingent on Aligning Powerful Technology with Sound Business Strategy
There's a lot of excitement about digital signage and its potential. Companies see the possibilities for increased revenues, reduced costs, and healthier

lot sizing  Business Strategy There's a lot of excitement about digital signage and its potential. Companies see the possibilities for increased revenues, reduced costs, and healthier customer and employee relationships. But the actual displays are only a small part of the equation. A digital signage system won't transform your business without a sound strategy and the right technology behind it. Here are four principles to consider before deploying a digital signage platform. Read More
E-mail Clustering and Cloud E-mail Services
There has been a lot of buzz about the new cloud computing paradigm. But can cloud computing offer the same benefits as clustering? Find out more in a

lot sizing  there has been a lot of buzz about the brand new Cloud Computing paradigm. Supposedly, through this type of cloud resource, you would get the same performance and user experience levels as with classic systems. Some companies have moved word and spreadsheet processors online, while others plan to allow users to play HD quality games on demand, over the Internet — all striving to move from regular desktop related applications onto the Web. Cloud computing yields a series of palpable benefits such as a Read More
HP Claims Autonomy Misrepresented Itself
Woe is HP. The company recently made headlines with news that its Autonomy division, which sells a number of products for enterprise content management (ECM

lot sizing  of Autonomy raised a lot of questions about the company's goals. HP was chopping hardware product lines that it had spent a lot of effort developing and then turning in some unexpected ways toward this software side of the business. So one might also wonder how this recent announcement looks from the Autonomy side (or at least the former members of Autonomy's management team). HP hasn't put the greatest effort into communicating it's Autonomy strategy, especially in comparison with the efforts that can Read More
SmallSmartFast Organizations
At ChainLink we have talked a lot about the advent of SmallSmartFast technologies—ever-smaller and ever-smarter devices and software that is fast to implement

lot sizing  we have talked a lot about the advent of SmallSmartFast technologies—ever-smaller and ever-smarter devices and software that is fast to implement and give us information and answers in real-time. It includes things like RFID, IM, software agents, etc. This is part of a much broader transformation. Figure 1 illustrates the sweeping changes, mirrored in both private and military sectors, as we move from the Industrial/Cold War era of economies-of-scale to the twenty-first century era of Read More
How to Respond Faster to Customer Feedback
What’s the best way to know if your customers are satisfied? Simply ask them. Conducting customer surveys without the right tools, however, can demand a lot of

lot sizing  however, can demand a lot of staff time to manage and analyze the results. Indeed, response time can make the difference between keeping customers and losing them. One way to respond faster to customer issues—and save time and effort—is by investing in an automated customer feedback system. Read More
Is Your Business Software Limiting Your Business?
The rapid development of information technology and all types of business software yields a lot of possibilities for businesses and other organizations that

lot sizing  business software yields a lot of possibilities for businesses and other organizations that were previously unavailable or even unimaginable. The positive effect of the mass adoption of business software is clearly visible and well known, and I am not going to pursue that subject here. Negative consequences, however, also exist. In reality, businesses have become so congested and dependent on enterprise software applications that they are often not able to function outside the templates provided by Read More
Up Close and Personal: Martin Schneider, Senior Director of Communications at SugarCRM
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Martin Schneider, Senior Director of Communications at SugarCRM where he provided information about the company

lot sizing  did not have a lot of support and community behind them. And the founders of Sugar quickly realized that the proprietary model of developing and selling a marketing CRM software was flawed with a lot of inefficiency. People spent most of their money when trying to start a company on hyping the product,  get it out there in the market,  hiring and paying sales people, and that became 80 to 90 percent of the budget, with 10 to 20 percent spent to actually developing the product—and it should be the Read More

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