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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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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
Inventory Control Is Perhaps the Most Powerful Tool You Have for Containing Your Warehousing Costs
Your company's success is not only dependent on sales, but also on your company's ability to say,

lot sizing  or is there a lot of preparation that goes into the weekend and not a lot of preparation that goes into why we have to be at work that weekend in the first place? Think about it, what does having an inaccurate inventory cost your company? First answer this question, what does an inaccurate inventory affect? Your profit margins, your turns, your fill rates, your service levels, and customer satisfaction, to name a few. But most importantly it affects the productivity of your warehouse operations. Your 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

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
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
Are You Ready for the Cloud?
In almost every organization’s internal meetings and corridors, there’s a lot of chattering about whether cloud computing is an option that can bring tangible

lot sizing  and corridors, there’s a lot of chattering about whether cloud computing is an option that can bring tangible benefits or not, and if it’s time for moving to the cloud. In this brief post, I will point out some issues why you should consider moving your business's IT resources to the cloud. Moving to the cloud can be a very challenging project. As well as the new technology implementations, there are some considerations you have to follow to minimize the risk of failure when considering the option of Read More
The Keyword Is FlexPLM: Day 2 at PTC/USER World Conference 2010
Following the general opening session presented by keynote speaker Peter Burrows, CIO Emeritus, Head of Enterprise Architecture, adidas Group, the media and

lot sizing  that there is a lot more that FlexPLM can do in the context of leveraging PTC's product portfolio. Tie In More Windchill Components There are many more components under the Windchill umbrella for which FlexPLM can explore enhancement in the future. Current FlexPLM addresses the most urgent business requirements that customers have. For the time being, after the harvest of the low-hanging fruit, customers may start exploring more opportunities to expand the scope of their PLM systems to cover a more 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
Vitatech Enhances Quality Control with QAD ERP Upgrade
Vitatech Nutritional Sciences Inc., a vitamin and supplement formulation company, recently implemented the new quality capabilities in QAD Enterprise

lot sizing  and forward navigation through lot data. Vitatech’s ability to manage a product recall has been greatly improved using the new Lot Trace Workbench, as well as its ability to track, trace, and report quality results on additional material characteristics.   This new capability is all inside QAD Enterprise Applications at this point in time, but QAD is integrating CEBOS into the next phase of development. The goal is to integrate a wide range of quality management system (QMS) functionality, starting Read More
Maximizing the Value of an M&A!
Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) often lead to a lot of confusion, particularly with regard to systems and processes. Usually, monolithic enterprise resource

lot sizing  often lead to a lot of confusion, particularly with regard to systems and processes. Usually, monolithic enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are in operation in both the firms, which are programmed with specific knowledge intrinsic to the firm’s core operations. This paper debates the options that have to be considered when both the firms are being managed by similar, competing, or best-of-breed ERP packages. Read More
The RIM 957 ~ Probably Your Next Pager (and a Whole Lot More.)
RIM’s primary focus is wireless e-mail, which has evolved into a mission critical application for most users over the past several years, leading to tremendous

lot sizing  Pager (and a Whole Lot More.) The RIM 957 ~ Probably Your Next Pager (and a Whole Lot More.) P. Hayes - July 10, 2000 Product Background Research In Motion, more commonly known as RIM, is a Canadian company founded in 1984 and is now publicly traded on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol RIMM. The company got an early jump on wireless technology with a concept of Always On, Always Connected , something which RIM has excelled at. RIM's primary focus is wireless e-mail, which has evolved into a Read More
How to Determine if Your Organization Needs New Business Software
For a lot of companies, making the decision to replace an existing business software system can be a difficult one. The process can be so unpleasant that many

lot sizing  Business Software For a lot of companies, making the decision to replace an existing business software system can be a difficult one. The process can be so unpleasant that many organizations may be reluctant to even get started, coming up with a number of reasons why they could probably get by with the systems they already have. If your company is struggling with this tough decision, you may want to ask yourself these ten basic questions. 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
6 Secrets to Simplify Field Service
Field service can be complex: scheduling technicians, inventory and repair, service contracts, work order management, and more. There are a lot of moving parts

lot sizing  more. There are a lot of moving parts—literally! It’s time to simplify. This white paper outlines six secrets that will help streamline your field service organization, delight your customers, and increase your profit margin. Download the white paper and see how ServiceMax can help you get these benefits. Read More

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