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Benchmarking ERP in SMB
Many small companies have limited resources to devote to the implementation and maintenance of enterprise resource planning (ERP). Fortunately, the price

mrp spreadsheet sample  Asset Management 35% 46% MRP (Material Requirements Planning) 78% 85% CRP (Capacity Requirements Planning) 14% 28% DRP (Distribution Requirements Planning) 10% 19% MPS (Master Production Scheduling) 31% 38% Forecasting and Demand Planning 45% 54% Human Capital Management 8% 8% Order Management 81% 85% Project Management 16% 16% Shop Floor Control 55% 67% Purchasing 94% 97% Inventory control 94% 97% After Market Service Field Service/Depot Repair) 9% 16% Engineering change management 22% 30% Enterprise 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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Preactor: Predict and React on the Shop Floor
Many best-of-breed advanced planning and scheduling (APS) vendors have come and gone since the late 90s, when APS was hyped as a tool that would be a key

mrp spreadsheet sample  of material requirements planning (MRP), and see APS as an ally of lean. My colleague, Graham Hackwell, has given many presentations on the subject. We also have end-user case studies that show how they have used Preactor as an essential part of their Lean initiative. TEC : Please describe your install base (number of customers) and any generic profile (i.e., size, geographic region, industry, average number of users, etc.). In other words, what would be the sweet spot customer? MN : We have more than 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 spreadsheet sample  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...
Redefining the Tools of Engagement: Integrated Business Planning
Over 80 percent of consultants in service organizations consider spreadsheet-based business plan modeling inadequate. Weak client–partner relationships reflect

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Case Study: Fibrelogic Pipe Systems
Established in 2002, Fibrelogic is now Australia’s leading fiberglass pipe company. Recognizing that its spreadsheet-based systems@for everything from inventory

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Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part One: 1960s--Pre-Computer Era
Knowing the history and evolution of enterprise applications is essential to understanding their current use and future developments. Each step in the evolution

mrp spreadsheet sample  The real significance of MRP was that, for the first time, the planner was able to answer the questions what? , when? and how much? . In other words, rather than being reactive and waiting until the shortage occurred, the planner could be proactive and time phase orders, including releasing orders with multiple deliveries. Indeed, the enterprise systems currently in use by most large corporations worldwide are an evolution of the MRP systems, one of the first being devised by IBM and the US tractor Read More...
Case Study: CAMACO
CAMACO, a leading seating systems solutions provider, needed to replace its outdated, unmanageable batch-process manufacturing resource planning (MRP) system

mrp spreadsheet sample  batch-process manufacturing resource planning (MRP) system with a completely integrated MRP/enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Learn how the company’s new solution addressed its network issues while reducing its existing burden of high maintenance costs and expensive hardware and software upgrades. Read More...
The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

mrp spreadsheet sample  ). Well-known Drawbacks of MRP While flow manufacturing may have limits in terms of the complexity it can handle, MRP is not without its drawbacks either. MRP is a set of techniques that uses bills of material (BOM) data, inventory data, and the master production schedule (MPS) to calculate requirements for materials so as to make recommendations to release replenishment orders for materials. Because MRP is time-phased, it makes recommendations to reschedule open orders even when due dates and need dates Read More...
Are Spreadsheets Sabotaging Your Profits?
Due to their limitations, using spreadsheets to manage mission-critical business functions is an unacceptable risk. The requirements for finding the right

mrp spreadsheet sample  Spreadsheets Sabotaging Your Profits? However, most companies that rely on spreadsheet programs for their supply chain management needs are unaware that there are better alternatives- affordable inventory planning solutions that provide strategic value, improve visibility to the supply chain management process and propel company growth. Source : Demand Solutions Resources Related to Are Spreadsheets Sabotaging Your Profits? : Spreadsheet (Wikipedia) Are Spreadsheets Sabotaging Your Profits? Read More...
Using Simulation to Move beyond the Limitations of Spreadsheet Models
Spreadsheets are great for accounting, but they simply don’t cut it when you need to build realistic and dynamic models of complex business and engineering

mrp spreadsheet sample  Simulation to Move beyond the Limitations of Spreadsheet Models Spreadsheets are great for accounting, but they simply don’t cut it when you need to build realistic and dynamic models of complex business and engineering systems. What can you do when your calculations—and your need for visibility and risk management—demand more than rows and columns? Create and manipulate data and equations, and predict the future behavior of systems, with a flexible, object-based simulation platform. Read More...
Successful Manufacturing in a Competitive Market
Order-driven manufacturers@those who engineer-to-order (ETO), assemble-to-order (ATO), and make-to-order (MTO)@face numerous challenges. To stay competitive

mrp spreadsheet sample  around the concept of MRP (material requirements planning). According to a recent study in the Wall Street Journal, 73% of all Manufacturers are dissatisfied with their current ERP systems. These type systems are focused on managing materials and require standard bills and routings. This works well for high-volume, repetitive and process manufacturers, but not for order-driven manufacturers. System Selection Where does this leave order-driven manufacturers? Order-driven manufacturers should be sure to sel Read More...
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 spreadsheet sample  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...
Does Your MRP Software Spell Profit?
Today’s consumers expect that the products they order will be delivered in a timely fashion@so timely, in fact, that the demands are often far greater than a

mrp spreadsheet sample  Your MRP Software Spell Profit? Today’s consumers expect that the products they order will be delivered in a timely fashion—so timely, in fact, that the demands are often far greater than a manufacturer’s capabilities. Being unable to meet order request deadlines can be costly for producers. Learn about a solution that can help: material requirements planning (MRP) software can ensure materials and products are available for production and delivery. Read More...
Supporting the Lean Value Stream with Technology Solutions
In today’s manufacturing environment, suppliers and manufacturers alike need to be highly selective when choosing an enterprise resource planning vendor to

mrp spreadsheet sample  the elimination of the MRP process, an element of ERP systems, as a planning and scheduling tool. This, unfortunately, often is perceived as a statement that ERP systems have no place in Lean. In truth, MRP processes can be utilized as strategic elements in Lean manufacturing and are integral components of strong ERP systems. ERP systems should be selected with an eye to the entire value stream not just the supply chain… Lean and ERP: Perfect Together In a perfect world, prior to product manufacture, a Read More...

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