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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

what is production planning  is not important but what it can do is what you should look for. Different vendors use different conventions in naming their product—which handles your constraints and comes up with good schedule to reduce your costs by grouping and sequencing orders against manufacturing activities. It should do this efficiently so that you need less lead time, less inventory, less labor, and fewer other resource requirements. So how is a customer going to decide which vendor to approach for the solution? Because of th Read More
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Is Enterprise Resource Planning Becoming a Commodity?
All was fine, methodical, and elegant until enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors started aspiring to new customer acquisitions in the hundreds per annum

what is production planning  a field day. To what extent is the ERP selection phase and sales cycle shrinking, along with the implementation timeframes? Will the new ERP avatar be easy to learn, adopt, and maintain? There are innumerous questions that remain open for interesting debate. And the master query is a good riddle to crack: Is ERP becoming commoditized? SMBs have been discussed in different media countless times. Cover stories such as SMB Is Happening and The New Wave Called SMB are most sought after. What do these SM Read More
The Steel Manufacturing Industry: What Use Is an ERP System, Anyway?
TEC regularly works with companies to identify the right software vendors for their industry and particular needs. I’m going to provide you with information

what is production planning  Steel Manufacturing Industry: What Use Is an ERP System, Anyway? TEC regularly works with companies to identify the right software vendors for their industry and particular needs. I’m going to provide you with information about ERP systems and how they relate to steel industry requirements (note: you can always consult our Vendor Showcase to find out more about specific software vendors). An ERP system is typically considered to be a company’s IT data backbone application, and helps integrate Read More
To Upgrade, or Not To Upgrade: That Is Not The Question-But How To Upgrade Is
Companies can easily spend hundreds of thousands of dollars implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) package. After completing this rollercoaster ride

what is production planning  more gray hair (of what little they have left). Many companies cannot afford to upgrade to the newer, componentized version of the vendors' software solutions, and if they could, they would have to pay a new license fees for their difficulty. This transition may force more companies to go off maintenance, via the simple reasoning, Why pay for something that we can never get to use? But that's another story for another day. The bottom line is that managing new releases and implementation of Read More
Production Planning and Scheduling Software for the Textile Industry: Unknown Frontiers
The textile industry is famous for its very different characteristics when compared to industries in either process or discrete manufacturing. Developing

what is production planning  should be taken and what priority it can be assigned, at the time the order is being taken. This functionality is very important for the textile industry. In conjunction with above mentioned factors, a planning system that is also capable of grouping, breaking, and sequencing orders while it is doing total lead time calculations to determine a delivery date will solve many production planning problems. It will eliminate waste, reduce the generation of extra inventory, increase machine capacity utilization Read More
Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes
Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing

what is production planning  Supply Chain Planning Processes Introduction The dramatically lower labor costs, higher level of talent, and growing track record of offshore business process outsourcing (BPO) and application development and maintenance (AD/M) providers, have convinced many companies to outsource their business process and software development activities (see Outsourcing 101—A Primer ). For a company considering an outsourcing strategy for their supply chain planning (SCP) processes, there are some unique Read More
Logility Collaborative Planning Solutions Offer Sound Proposition
Collaborative planning for businesses carries great potential for reducing the hidden costs that inevitably result from poor planning and limited visibility

what is production planning  based). To capitalize on what it describes as a very under-serviced platform for supply chain management, Logility has partnered with IBM to develop its Voyager suite natively for the AS/400e and DB2. Contrary to its expectations, Logility has found small to mid sized companies reluctant to sign up for application hosting, a result indicative of the marketplace as a whole. i-Connection, one part of the company's applications hosting services provided by partners AmQUEST (owned by American Software) and Read More
10 Key Steps to Effective HR Succession Planning
Two forces are driving organizations to consider succession planning as a component of overall strategy: the aging workforce and a shortfall in labor skills

what is production planning  become more pressing. But what is succession planning and how will it address these human resource issues? What are the best practices being applied by successful companies today? How does succession planning differ from replacement planning? When do leaders know that their organization needs a succession planning and management program? What are talent pools, and how are they used? What ten key steps are tied to effective succession planning? What common mistakes are made in establishing succession Read More
What Is EDI?
Electronic data interchange (EDI) is a general term used to explain computer-to-computer exchange of routine business documents, using an approved, standard

what is production planning  Is EDI? Electronic data interchange (EDI) is a general term used to explain computer-to-computer exchange of routine business documents, using an approved, standard format, without human intervention. Understanding your primary goal is vital when beginning to implement an EDI system. Find out how your business can run more efficiently and effectively with an EDI solution. Read More
Reduce the Pain of ERP Upgrades with Better Planning
In the white paper reduce the pain of ERP upgrades with better planning, you'll learn how to create a successful upgrade plan, with steps for impl...

what is production planning  the Pain of ERP Upgrades with Better Planning Face it: system upgrades are no fun. But to really make your ERP purchase worthwhile in the long term, maintenance is key to protecting its value and serving your evolving business needs. In fact, companies that don't upgrade miss out on the financial benefits of newer and more cost-effective technology. So how can you ensure the upgrade is a smooth transition ? In the white paper Reduce the Pain of ERP Upgrades with Better Planning , you'll learn how to Read More
Sales & Operations Planning Summit - September 9/10, Boston MA
Sales & Operations Planning Summit – September 9/10, Boston MA. Don t miss out on the revolutionary ideas sparking innovation in your industry at the.

what is production planning  sales operations planning summit september 10 boston,sales,operations,planning,summit,september,boston,operations planning summit september 10 boston,sales planning summit september 10 boston,sales operations summit september 10 boston,sales operations planning september 10 boston. Read More
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Audio Conference
This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Resource Planning Systems presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC

what is production planning  of the deal. So, what's the solution? The solution is to create a structured, repeatable process for evaluating technology solutions and the vendors that provide them. Best practices drawn from our clients that have completed internal technology selections suggest that project teams should examine five key categories of criteria. The first two categories examine product specific capabilities, while the remaining three investigate the software vendor's overall corporate capabilities. Therefore, let's Read More
Getting Strategic Planning and Financial Planning in the Same Bailiwick
To provide useful financial insight on projects, financial managers need to think about business strategy more like a series of options than a single projected

what is production planning  an essential part of what he called velocity or the continuous speeding up of every business process. At that same meeting, Michael Dell described his business as being a virtually integrated system of processes and products extending from suppliers through Dell's manufacturing and distribution processes, on to end customers and the support of the product on their desktops. He also talked about the company's distributed management style and how continuous process improvement was a way of life throughout Read More
Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now?
Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application

what is production planning  Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now? Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now? M. Reed - September 3, 2001 Summary Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application Integration in general and EAI in particular. A great many of the players have changed in the vendor arena, new terminology ( buzz-phrases like IAI, or Read More
Global Planning Survey: Operations and Strategy-Who Wins?
Companies still struggle to close the gap between strategy and day-to-day operational decisions, particularly when they over-complicate planning with practices

what is production planning  Planning Survey: Operations and Strategy-Who Wins? Companies still struggle to close the gap between strategy and day-to-day operational decisions, particularly when they over-complicate planning with practices delving too deeply into their business. A key issue is thus the consolidation of actuals into planning, and the visibility of details for specific plans and assumptions. This points to a need for more strategically aligned “planning and performance” approaches. Read More

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