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Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part 1: Tutorial
Flow manufacturing leverages techniques to help manufacturers create any product on any given day, in any given quantity including the

material production flow chart  purchased components or raw material level, and not at a stocked finished goods or lot-sized subassembly level, since they are not subject to volatile recalculations that respond to daily finished goods product mixes. Demand Flow Technology (DFT) calls for the complete transformation of production facilities into flow lines and cells, and proposes that the best schedule is no schedule at all. Visual and user-friendly software (e.g., with drag-and-drop facility to design production lines or routings) has

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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