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Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing
Cover-time planning (CTP) is a

manufacturing postponement  role in any company's manufacturing postponement strategy to delay the customization of products until the products, or a set of common components, have left the manufacturing plant. To that end, introducing the value-added services capability such as kitting assembly and disassembly, multiple or multilevel bills of material (BOMs), special instructions, and labeling, within the WMS module is an apt answer to helping customers reduce the costs associated with their supply chains. Here one of the most Read More...
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Configurability Strategy: A Competitive Advantage
To gain a competitive advantage, manufacturing companies that sell complex products are implementing a configurability strategy that provides more options using

manufacturing postponement  products Reducing inventories Cutting manufacturing and assembly cycle time to improve the order fulfillment rate Enabling postponement Postponement is a prime example of synergism. It is enabled by product modularization, use of a configurator, a Lean Manufacturing environment and a flexible distribution channel. A recent survey highlighted several significant benefits of postponement ' the three highest rated: increased customer satisfaction, reduced inventory cost and improved order fill rate. (6) Read More...
Supplier Parks - Back to the Future
As supply chains become increasingly integrated and synchronized, we are witnessing the evolution of the business/production models (in some industries) that

manufacturing postponement  have A) aggressively outsourced manufacturing to contract manufacturers and B) implemented VMI hubs near the OEM or CM plant, typically demanding 2-4 hour lead times from the hub to enable JIT production in their plant. Reasons for high tech's different path include highly modularized designs—that is highly standardized form factors and electrical characteristics of the major components, such as processors, memory, mass storage, motherboards, and connectors (enclosures are somewhat of an exception). Read More...
Provia Tackles RFID in a Twofold Manner Part Seven: WMS Market Impact
Since the warehouse is no longer merely a static storage facility, it now has to use real time data to closely match supply to demand, eliminate the need to

manufacturing postponement  packaging configurations. Benefits of Manufacturing Postponement The benefits of using manufacturing postponement to achieve mass customization vary by industry, manufacturer, and the product nature, but in general, any business that has an inverted (V-shape) BOM (i.e., a small number of raw materials, a slightly larger number of semi-finished products, and a very large number of finished product configurations based on customers' preferences) will probably achieve worthwhile benefits. Industries such as Read More...
Nine Ways to Use ERP to Make the Manufacturing Supply Chain Lean
There are entire books and thorough training and certification processes devoted to lean supply chain practices. But within any manufacturing environment, there

manufacturing postponement  should run in multiple manufacturing modes. Most MTS manufacturers would gain from a parallel make-to-order (MTO) system. This will avoid the stockpiling of a large number of items that are more effectively handled in MTO mode, freeing up both capital and production capacity for other products, all without sacrificing responsiveness or customer service. By continually analyzing demand patterns and inventory turns, the point of postponement can be changed over time to achieve the optimal balance between 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

manufacturing postponement  for Both Sides of Manufacturing Partnerships Coordinating Outsourced Manufacturing: A Win-Win Proposition for OEMs and CMs If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Kinaxis has gained significant recognition in the marketplace for its focus on delivering a real-time supply chain that drives operations performance management in manufacturing and demand management. Source: Kinaxis Resources Related to Outsourced Manufacturing : Read More...
Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical

manufacturing postponement  interest in the lean manufacturing support philosophy. To understand this trend, one need look no further than the enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems of the 1990s, which, unfortunately, are cognitive (i.e., sending well-devised plans of mice and men , which, without feedback from the real-world would often go astray ) rather than reflexive in nature. In addition, there is a host of other well-publicized MRP-related problems, such as complex bills of material (BOMs), inefficient workflows, transa Read More...
Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report
Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing is TEC Certified for online evaluation enterprise resource planning (ERP) for process manufacturing solutions in the ERP

manufacturing postponement  Enterprise Process Manufacturing for ERP for Process Manufacturing Certification Report Ramco Enterprise Process Manufacturing is TEC Certified for online evaluation enterprise resource planning (ERP) for process manufacturing 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, and in-dept Read More...
SynQuest Ships Manufacturing Software for AS/400
SynQuest, Inc. with help from IBM makes good on its promise to deliver an AS/400-based version of its manufacturing software.

manufacturing postponement  Ships Manufacturing Software for AS/400 SynQuest Ships Manufacturing Software for AS/400 S. McVey - April 18th, 2000 Event Summary SynQuest, Inc. recently shipped its supply chain management software for IBM AS/400e servers to a division of Chesapeake Corporation, a $1.2 billion provider of specialty packaging and merchandising services. Following a port begun last November, SynQuest Manufacturing Manager software for the AS/400 includes advanced planning and scheduling capabilities that are Read More...
ERP in Manufacturing AXIS
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) provides a necessary infrastructure, along with the transactional detail and system of record that any manufacturing business

manufacturing postponement  in Manufacturing AXIS Enterprise resource planning (ERP) provides a necessary infrastructure, along with the transactional detail and system of record that any manufacturing business needs. But ERP also enables streamlining and accelerating business processes—while providing visibility to those processes throughout the enterprise. This AXIS report looks at ERP solution providers from a market readiness and customer value derived perspective. Read More...
CRM for Manufacturing vs. Regular CRM
A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog post called Customer Relationship Manufacturing. In this blog post, I described the symbiosis between the sales and

manufacturing postponement  for Manufacturing vs. Regular CRM A couple of weeks ago, I published a blog post called Customer Relationship Manufacturing. In this blog post, I described the symbiosis between the sales and production departments within a manufacturing company, mentioned some customer relationship management (CRM) vendors that seem to have adapted their products for the manufacturing industry, and I also promised I would get back to you with more information on these products. Why do Manufacturing Companies Need a Read More...
Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition
Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition is a comprehensive software system for job shops and small manufacturers that is provided in a software-as-a-service

manufacturing postponement  Manufacturing Express Edition Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition is a comprehensive software system for job shops and small manufacturers that is provided in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Epicor Express combines broad functionality to create an end-to-end solution for manufacturers. It includes functionality for: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Production Management Product Management Material Management Financial Management Business Intelligence (BI) Express is suited for job Read More...
ProfitKey’s Rapid Response Manufacturing (v. 7.7.1) for ERP for Engineer-to-Order (ETO) Manufacturing Certification Report
ProfitKey’s Rapid Response Manufacturing (v. 7.7.1) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for engineer-to-order (ETO

manufacturing postponement  Rapid Response Manufacturing (v. 7.7.1) for ERP for Engineer-to-Order (ETO) Manufacturing Certification Report ProfitKey’s Rapid Response Manufacturing (v. 7.7.1) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) for engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing 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 Read More...
IQMS EnterpriseIQ ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Certification Report
The IQMS product EnterpriseIQ is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for discrete manufacturing in the

manufacturing postponement  EnterpriseIQ ERP for Discrete Manufacturing Certification Report The IQMS product EnterpriseIQ is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for discrete manufacturing in the Enterprise Resource Planning 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...
Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report
Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in the ERP Evaluation Center

manufacturing postponement  (v. 6) for Discrete Manufacturing ERP Certification Report Sage ERP X3 (v. 6) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of discrete 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 analyst commentary. Read More...

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