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

manufacturing resources planning  driven Planning in Manufacturing Push versus Pull In traditional manufacturing, the time and cost of changeover to produce different products is high, as are the costs of inventory, planning, and expediting. Thus, goods are pushed through production at levels determined by often inaccurate scheduling and forecasting tools common in material resource planning (MRP II) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. These levels often exceed demand, resulting in building excess finished inventory,

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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 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 associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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Enterprise Resource Planning Vendors Address Lean Manufacturing


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manufacturing resources planning  , en'tegrate (a lean manufacturing product provider for Microsoft Axapta ), etc. Of these, DemandStream's product is particularly interesting, as it was designed to be complimentary to traditional ERP and MRP systems, and is specifically intended to enable lean implementation in less than ideal environments, such as those with fluctuating market demand, a high mix of products, frequent engineering changes, bottleneck resources or long lead-time items, configured products, and complex supply chains. Read More

On-demand Manufacturing Planning and Scheduling: How Manufacturers Are Achieving Faster Business Value with Software as a Service


Many manufacturers are seeking to deploy manufacturing technology to satisfy increasingly rigorous business demands. However, the prospect of traditional software implementations can be daunting. Furthermore, managers and executives often cannot wait for IT resources to become available to implement traditional installed software to address pressing manufacturing needs. Many companies are thus willing to consider a new alternative: on-demand manufacturing software.

manufacturing resources planning  are seeking to deploy manufacturing technology to satisfy increasingly rigorous business demands. However, the prospect of traditional software implementations can be daunting. Furthermore, managers and executives often cannot wait for IT resources to become available to implement traditional installed software to address pressing manufacturing needs. Many companies are thus willing to consider a new alternative: on-demand manufacturing software. Read More

The Challenges of Integrating Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing Execution Systems


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manufacturing resources planning  not commonly used in manufacturing computing, including Java , SAP ABAP/4 , or Oracle's PL/SQL . Programmers with these skills are expensive, and only a few have plant floor experience, which results in lengthy and expensive implementations. Furthermore, enterprise planning system implementations are often integrated to work with their own internal modules in a common database (typically relational). However, the planning level consists of aggregated production planning decisions that are included in Read More

Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Market - Dismal 1999, the New Millennium to bring Relief (for Some)


The worsening plight of most ERP vendors, caused by the market slowdown, which started in the fourth quarter of 1998, continued in full force throughout 1999. The market size for 1999, with the 4th quarter yet to be reported, is estimated at $18.5B-$19.5B (12%-16% growth over 1998), with sales expected to top $55B-60B by 2003, for a CAGR of 28%-32%. ERP software suites will become universal business applications that will encompass front-office, business intelligence, and e-commerce/supply chain management, and ERP will no longer be the acronym sufficient enough to cover it, so we would like to suggest a new acronym - iERP, meaning Inter(

manufacturing resources planning  financials, human resources, and manufacturing & logistics (See Market Information Sidebar for more details). We also believe that having an ERP system is a prerequisite in most business environments to fully take advantage of the latest business information processing trends, such as e-Business and customer relationship management (CRM). One could distinguish the following two segments within the ERP market: Corporate ERP solutions are primarily focused on the consolidated data management, financial and Read More

Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes


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manufacturing resources planning  best-of-breed logistics providers. If manufacturing is not a core competence and market differentiator, then consider outsourcing it to a contract manufacturer. If supply chain performance and optimization is an important competitive aspect in the marketplace, then outsourcing the development and maintenance of the business rules and solution model may not make sense. Make sure the resources that are responsible for maintaining the business rules and solution model thoroughly understand the supply chain, Read More

Successful Sales and Operations Planning in Five Steps


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manufacturing resources planning  example, the VP of manufacturing may be measured on how efficiently operations utilize available resources (total uptime). When viewed from a silo, running at 98 percent efficiency looks fantastic; however, when viewed from a shared metric perspective, 98 percent efficiency may drive excess inventory in products where there is little or no demand. That is why it is imperative to adopt a shared metric view for S&OP. The ultimate objective of the S&OP process is to leave the meeting with an operational Read More

How to Do Capacity Planning


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Decision Resources, Inc.


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manufacturing resources planning  DRI is a leading manufacturing system expert and the largest Infor SyteLine ERP provider in the world.  With over 500 implementations, and counting, our professional services group is one of the most experienced set of ERP experts anywhere. We are business consultants, IT project managers, lean consultants, software developers, Six Sigma experts, and more.  Our professional services organization has real-world experience in many industries; from electronics companies to equipment manufactures and from Read More

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