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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

mrp kanban  JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part 1: Tutorial Flow Manufacturing The lean manufacturing support philosophy has recently received increased interest, potentially allowing it to break like a huge wave across industry. The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems of the 1990s have been burdened with the liability of carrying on some well-publicized Material Requirements Planning (MRP) problems like complex bills of material (BOMs), inefficient workflows and unnecessary transactions, activities, and data Read More
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Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste
A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S's, visual controls, standardized

mrp kanban  chain communication functions of MRP processes with its execution processes, which are focused on manufacturing configured products that are delivered to the customer at the exact time they are needed. Such solutions illustrate the difference between kanban and other lean manufacturing techniques and JIT sequencing. Both are execution-oriented, since both respond to demand in near real time. However, lean manufacturing customarily tends to focus on the replenishment and supply of commodity parts (i.e., Read More
QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Part Four: Market Impact Continued
QAD has long shifted its focus from being a mere ERP vendor dedicated to the industrial mid-market to fully leveraging the Internet in the applications it

mrp kanban  from the MPS and MRP planned orders are pushed out to the factory floor and in stock. External suppliers also work to support planned production, while materials management often relies on maintaining sufficient inventory, using a make-to-stock (MTS) rather than make-to-order (MTO) or assemble-to-order (ATO) approach. In traditional manufacturing, the time and cost of changeover to produce different products is high, as are the costs of inventory, planning, and expediting. Lean manufacturing and JIT Read More
PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Three: The Manufacturing Industry
Even before the mega merger, PeopleSoft had already set it sights on a bigger manufacturing presence. PeopleSoft’s acquisition of mid-to-large ERP system

mrp kanban  JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP . Indeed, JCIT has been the pioneering source of the philosophies and techniques behind flow manufacturing. Flow manufacturing is a method that replaces shop-floor silos (i.e., machines grouped by their function) and traditional scheduling and forecasting with process-based or product family-based production lines (often referred to as cells) designed to fill orders based on daily demand. The idea is to be flexible enough to keep work-in-progress (WIP) moving smoothly and Read More
Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and

mrp kanban  the rest using traditional MRP methods. Consequently, the flow manufacturing application should provide reasonably easy integration with ERP systems. More complete flow manufacturing systems should show most of the following capabilities (this is by no means a complete list): Line design tools — for calculating the optimal line design, mixed-mode sequences, and daily rates or takt time of the production line for a given product family, and for balancing the sequence of events (SOE) in the line to keep t Read More
The Impact of Demand-Driven Technology in the SCM Market: IBS
The integration solutions market will be an interesting area of growth. IBS has an attractive offer for companies with complex and expensive business software

mrp kanban  cost. Demand-Driven versus Traditional MRP Planning Traditional material requirements planning (MRP) processes are often at ends with the pressure to increase productivity while driving down costs. Traditional MPR lacks the agility and responsiveness required for today's competitive market because it applies a high degree of precision to something that is imprecise: demand. Add to this the natural variations that occur in real life such as strikes, delayed shipments etc, further add variation. Making Read More
Trends Affecting Manufacturers and ERP Part Three: Four More Trends
The evolution of ERP systems has been driven by the emergence of new business practices and information technologies. These have been supported by the growing

mrp kanban  Many ERP systems employ MRP logic as the primary engine for coordinating supply chain activities. Advanced planning and scheduling (APS) logic represents a major change from traditional MRP logic for scheduling purposes. To explain the differences, it helps to understand the starting points of MRP logic and APS logic. MRP logic uses backward infinite scheduling to explode demands for make items through the bills and generate production schedules. It assumes infinite resource capacity and no material Read More
Manual versus Information Technology Enabled Lean Manufacturing
All good lean systems have both physical systems in the plant and near real time information technology backbones that centralize data. The primary advantage of

mrp kanban  cases, material requirements planning (MRP) systems still can be used to hold core master data on items and bills of material (BOM), though these records have to be tweaked with an eye toward lead time-oriented information. Some lean purists go even further, and believe that lean manufacturing does not mesh well with information technology (IT) systems. For some, the only appropriate technology is Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Others claim that the best scheduling method is no schedule at all , giving Read More
Production Management Research
Primarily due to rapid development of technology in the past thirty years, the market structure throughout the world has changed considerably. Local markets

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How Much Supply Chain Optimization Do We Really Need? - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced the concept of (Rapid) Response Management in the realm of supply chain management (SCM) via a software category pioneer

mrp kanban  These rapid (or not) MRP solutions then have to do some post-processing to try to smooth out the mountain peaks (capacity or material peaks) into valleys to respect constraints, but these are not quality executable solutions. In other words, SAP believes that the unconstrained scheduling solutions are suitable for high-level planning tasks such as sales an operations planning (S&OP), but they do not generate operating plans of high quality. Like Kinaxis RapidResponse, ICON-SCM offers a user interface Read More
Impuls 5
The Impuls 5 system is an integrated company management support package, compliant with the MRP II/ERP standard. Designed for medium and large manufacturing,

mrp kanban  package, compliant with the MRP II/ERP standard. Designed for medium and large manufacturing, trade, and service companies, Impuls 5 includes applications that support capital, personnel, logistics, production, customer relationship management (CRM), and document flow management. Using Impuls 5, authorized users can access up-to-date information about all internal organizational processes. Impuls 5 is suitable for multidivision enterprises, and is modeled on the economic processes used by companies Read More
Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing
Cover-time planning (CTP) is a

mrp kanban  JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP . This is Part Two of a two-part tutorial. Part One covered traditional MRP planning. Demand-Driven Planning Professor Anders Segerstedt from the Swedish Lule University of Technology has developed an alternative to MRP that makes demand-driven manufacturing a reality. International Business Systems (IBS) (XSSE IBS B) is one of the few companies to incorporate his ideas of cover-time planning (CTP), into its business software applications—CTP (not to be confused with Read More
QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately
QAD has been pulling through the downturn with a real strength (especially in terms of new licenses, and with a strong balance sheet and declining debt), a

mrp kanban  Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Event Summary In these days of gloom, when most of the news is about rapid mergers and acquisitions of distressed vendors or alternatively about headcount and/or cost reductions-based profits of those enterprise applications vendors that are lucky to even report profits amid dwindling revenues, it is refreshing to hear good news coming from a vendor that has (seemingly) forever eluded profits, particularly when the recent success is largely based on a new Read More
Medical Device Manufacturer Manages Efficient Operation with Sage ERP X3
UreSil, a manufacturer of specialized health care products, feared its legacy manufacturing resource planning (MRP) software was hindering efficiency and

mrp kanban  legacy manufacturing resource planning (MRP) software was hindering efficiency and compliance. The Sage ERP X3 enterprise resource planning (ERP) came to the rescue, and after a formal ERP training program, full implementation required only one week. All processes, including tracking and inventory, are now streamlined, flexible—and compliant. Read More
Business Basics: Unscrubbed Data Is Poisonous Data
Most business software system changes falter--if not fail--because of only a few root causes. Data quality is one of these root causes. The cost of high data

mrp kanban  sales order was received. MRP netting was totally ignored. Manufacturing teams hoarded parts and expedited just about everything even before it was needed. Salespeople pulled material through the receiving and inspection departments. Everyone met twice a week, stacks of paper in hand, and provided each other with only as much information as requested. Automating the Problem An information system did not cause this problem, but it did automate it and make it felt by everyone. When business rules and Read More

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