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Master Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling
Most of the manufacturing software vendors have planning and scheduling software which assume either infinite production capacity for calculating quantities of

materials planning  capabilities is a must. Materials Planning When fulfilling your orders, you cannot assume infinites. That is, you cannot assume you have infinite manufacturing capacity available, infinite access to quantities of raw material, and that infinite quantities of work in progress (WIP) materials can be produced by your manufacturing units. You always have fixed suppliers who supply fixed quantities of raw materials. Suppliers may be able to stretch a bit to give you more raw materials for your requirements, Read More...
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 or...
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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

materials planning  preview of “Lean for Materials Managers” by Bill Kerber, President of High Mix Lean . In his presentation, Bill explained “Lean Material Planning and Control Charts” to guide us through the proper procedure when implementing lean material management. He also mentioned the process to further streamline material planning by using the Kaizen concept. Later in the presentation, he talked about the four important concepts for material managers: leveling production, flow, pull systems, and interval to Read More...
Demand-driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning
Material requirements planning is a system that strives to plan replenishment just before a withdrawal from stock, which does not work in some manufacturing

materials planning  driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning The Realities of Manufacturing Today Nowadays, manufacturers are increasingly subject to massive pressures to drive down costs and increase efficiency. However, these pressures often invalidate the traditional materials requirements planning (MRP) batch-based manufacturing planning and product costing approaches. Moreover, companies struggling to serve their customers using purely traditional MRP methodology are often unable to meet the Read More...
Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing
Cover-time planning (CTP) is a

materials planning  release a work order. Materials are consumed from point-of-use locations or raw-in-process (RIP) locations, whereby both internal and external material suppliers receive replenishment signals at point-of-use locations and RIP, and build or supply material when the location needs to be replenished. These features are attractive, at least to existing ERP users, and in particular, to automotive suppliers, who have been pinched by a tightening economy and are under pressure to speed up operations and adopt Read More...
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in a Nutshell
In this blog, we want to make readers more familiar with the logic behind our Evaluation Centers on our Web site by categorizing them—and, at the same time, we

materials planning  the most important resources: materials, equipment, and labor. Hence, the greater part of manufacturing’s internal processes is about managing and manipulating these three types of resources in order to produce the required products in the least amount of time and that are the best possible quality. Lately, it seems that information has becomes an important resource for all types of business, including manufacturing, and we probably can consider it as another resource to be properly handled and Read More...
Why Selecting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Is Like Planning Your Wedding
I never thought I’d ever make an analogy such as this, but as we head into spring (the season of change—and love in bloom), I figured,

materials planning  Selecting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Is Like Planning Your Wedding I never thought I’d ever make an analogy such as this, but as we head into spring (the season of change—and love in bloom), I figured, what the heck … When you really think about it, selecting ERP software does have many similarities to planning a wedding—right down to the uncertainty of whether or not you’ve chosen the right solution or, in the case of your wedding, partner to spend a lifetime with. While Read More...
SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation
The SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation application can help unify and streamline the planning, budgeting, and forecasting process, and can enable

materials planning  BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation The SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation application can help unify and streamline the planning, budgeting, and forecasting process, and can enable a faster close. Finance-owned and maintained, the application unifies planning, financial consolidation, and management reporting for the enterprise-which can improve budget cycle times, drive compliance with regulatory and financial standards, help reduce external audit costs, instill confidence, and Read More...
Service Parts Planning RFI/RFP Template
Planning,Service Delivery and Execution,Workforce Optimization,Logistics Transportation and Reverse Logistics,Analytics and Reporting,Utilities

materials planning  Parts Planning RFI/RFP Template Planning, Service Delivery and Execution, Workforce Optimization, Logistics Transportation and Reverse Logistics, Analytics and Reporting, Utilities, Product Technology Read More...
Adaptive Planning
Adaptive Planning provides world-class security and uptime. We partner with an IT services firm for datacenter operations, including infrastructure services

materials planning  Planning Adaptive Planning provides world-class security and uptime. We partner with an IT services firm for datacenter operations, including infrastructure services, physical security, and backup and disaster recovery services. Additionally, the Adaptive Planning solution features the strongest encryption protocols; user IDs, passwords, and granular user access controls; and a multi-tenant architecture that keeps every company’s data separate from others. Many customers comment that because we Read More...
Driver-Based Planning for Budgets and Forecasting
Line managers and finance staffs are frustrated by the inadequacies of spread-sheet based planning systems for delivering useful budgets and rolling forecasts

materials planning  Based Planning for Budgets and Forecasting Line managers and finance staffs are frustrated by the inadequacies of spread-sheet based planning systems for delivering useful budgets and rolling forecasts. A major problem is the disconnect between the operational elements of a business and financial plans. What's missing is driver-based planning, a best practice methodology where financial plans incorporate assumptions about business activities which are modeled to drive financial data such as revenue Read More...
Supply Chain Planning in 2000: The Brains Behind Internet Fulfillment
The supply chain planning market will top $2.5 billion in 2000, driven in large part by the needs of Internet customer fulfillment.

materials planning  decide to allocate available materials and resources to those customers' orders that will maximize their profitability, fulfill previous inventory agreements, or aid the development of preferred business partners. Production plans usually take into account these allocations, or material and capacity set aside for particular forecasted demand. Industry frequently determines the scope of production planning. In discrete manufacturing, production plans typically consider material availability only. For Read More...
Production and Supply Planning RFI/RFP Template
Strategic Supply Chain Planning,Operational Planning,Procurement Collaboration,Order Management, Fulfillment, and Channel Integration,Utilities for

materials planning  and Supply Planning RFI/RFP Template Strategic Supply Chain Planning, Operational Planning, Procurement Collaboration, Order Management, Fulfillment, and Channel Integration, Utilities for Planning Systems, Systems Integration, Product Technology Read More...
Reduce the Pain of ERP Upgrades with Better Planning
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems now support many organizations’ most important business processes, and house their most sensitive corporate data. As

materials planning  AMR Research. Any written materials are protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions. AMR Research offers no specific guarantee regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information presented, but the professional staff of AMR Research makes every reasonable effort to present the most reliable information available to it and to meet or exceed any applicable industry standards. AMR Research is not a registered investment advisor, and it is not the intent of this Read More...
The CEO’s Guide to Succession Planning: Managing Risk & Ensuring Business Continuity
To effectively transform succession planning from a manual, paper-based process to one that is systematic and technology-enabled, CEOs must focus on laying a

materials planning  CEO’s Guide to Succession Planning: Managing Risk & Ensuring Business Continuity To effectively transform succession planning from a manual, paper-based process to one that is systematic and technology-enabled, CEOs must focus on laying a solid foundation supported by strong executive leadership. Read this CEO guide to get five key tips to jump-start your succession planning efforts to better manage risk and ensure business continuity and to know how a strong succession strategy can impact your Read More...

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