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Plant-level Systems: Facing and Dealing with Obstacles
Production supervisors and plant managers are constantly fighting problems within a plant because they lack visibility in the supply chain and do not have an

wip worksheets  issues, such as work-in-progress (WIP) tracking, cost variance, and scheduling would not be included. Likewise, traditional material requirements planning (MRP) systems are closed loop systems that focus on internal mechanisms, and use logic untainted by and oblivious to outside forces and realities. See Demand-driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning . When production systems on the shop floor are not synchronized and integrated, a disconnect in the overall business process results, and 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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Caution! Will A Traditional ERP System Help You Deliver Projects?
Companies who build specifically for a customer have unique requirements that are often not understood or dealt with well by some ERP vendors, particularly in

wip worksheets  in terms of purchases, WIP, billable hours, material etc. Equally important, they need to know cost to complete - what's left to spend in order to deliver the project. In project manufacture, the received payments may be staggered over the life of the project- including retention for acceptance of the job a long time after its completion. These receipts- also known as stage payments - may happen at any time in the project, and depending on the contract, may be based on committed purchases or major Read More...
SCE Leaders Partner To See Beyond Their Portfolios
Recent partnerships that Manhattan Associates and RedPrairie have struck with demand planning and/or integration providers might indicate an ongoing

wip worksheets  counts and reconciliation Improved WIP inventory and aging/quality control With an RFID/PkMS integration, it will supposedly be possible to have totally automated logistics tracking processes, enabling products to pass through the DC without manual checking and scanning. For example, when an incoming shipment is physically moved into the four walls of the DC, the facility's antennae should capture information from the embedded RFID tags. These antennae then pass the data onto PkMS, which accepts the Read More...
Taking Stock of TAKE Supply Chain Solutions - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog series introduced TAKE Supply Chain, a supply chain management (SCM) division of TAKE Solutions, Ltd. The parent TAKE Solutions is a global

wip worksheets  from Work in Process (WIP) Complete - Pack to Label Plate Number (LPN) Printed – Ship . Competitive Positioning In general, TAKE Supply Chain’s arsenal provides last-mile execution functionality by optimizing key supply chain activities while leveraging a customer's existing enterprise system instead of duplicating it. Proven success in the real world, extensive experience, and knowledge of industry-specific processes and issues allow TAKE Supply Chain employees to provide solutions that have an Read More...
Food and Beverage
Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors have many challenges on their plate, and even industry giants cannot afford to sit back. Given this backdrop

wip worksheets  including work in progress [WIP] traceability on a single manufacturing order). For more information on typical process manufacturing requirements, see Process Manufacturing: Industry-specific Requirements , Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer and What Makes Process Process? . About the Authors Predrag Jakovljevic is a principal analyst with Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), with a focus on the enterprise applications market. He has nearly twenty years of manufacturing industry experience, Read More...
i2, SAP, Oracle Poised For Showdown in Q4
With analysts expecting SCM software spending to rebound in Q3 and Q4, vendors are sharpening their knives for a lunge at the supply chain pie. Which one will

wip worksheets  inventory costs arising from WIP (work-in-process). In the coming battle for supply chain mastery, the only assured winners are customers who understand the strategies at work behind the scenes. For more information on the recent developments with SAP and Oracle see Oracle Claims The Worst Is Over And Turns To KISS For A Boost and SAP - A Humble Giant From The Reality Land? 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

wip worksheets  with a lot of WIP inventory called grey stock and this grey stock is on many looming machines, in small quantities. Dyeing machines, however produce long sets of warp (dyed yarn). One set of warp can be produced by one dyeing machine in one day but the warp can only be consumed by at least 50 looming machines in one day. To keep the ability to produce many kinds of fabric, the manufacturers generally install many kinds of looming machines. All of these looms are fed by only 2 to 5 dyeing machines. Due to Read More...
Solomon Stands the Test of Time Despite Changing Masters Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations
Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) announced the availability of Microsoft Business Solutions Solomon 5.5, which includes several new features and enhancements

wip worksheets  limited manufacturing and work-in-progress (WIP) tracking capabilities without adding a third-party application, where Axapta , Navision , and Great Plains will take a right of way. Although MBS Solomon has integrated a payroll module, the missing native functionality situation is further aggravated with the lack of human resources (HR) and advanced planning and scheduling (APS) suites. Further, the Financial Series does not support fixed assets and debt collection functionality and there is no Read More...
Jack Link's Beef Jerky Case Study:
A four-phased approach allowed for the gradual assimilation of a new technology into the organization. Start small and feel your way, but think and plan for

wip worksheets  lack of visibility into WIP inventory and unavailability of accurate data makes the development of a basis for better product costing extremely difficult. In the To Be process raw materials are received in large totes and then deconsolidated into smaller totes that hold the raw material throughout the different manufacturing processes. As part of the receiving process the raw material lot information is captured from vendor-supplied paper documents using handheld devices and is recorded into the ERP Read More...
Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series started with the fact that the ability to sense demand and become a demand-driven (responsive) business is more than just the catch

wip worksheets  schedules and do model WIP inventory levels. How is scheduling different from planning, and why is the planning-scheduling tandem important? Well, planning systems work in future time buckets (monthly, weekly, daily) and cannot preserve the planned operation sequences (or respond with adequate changes) within the time bucket, once the actual production starts. Conversely, true scheduling systems are bucketless, can preserve sequencing optimization (based on efficiency goals, profit objectives, customer Read More...
Grupo Karim’s Selects NGC’s Fashion PLM and SCM Solution
NGC Software, a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and shop floor control

wip worksheets  including work in progress (WIP) tracking, vendor collaboration and management, materials management, quality, logistics. With its combined PLM-SCM offering, NGC is able to provide a single solution that extends from the initial design until the products are available on the retail floor. The offering is hoped to help Grupo Karim’s shorten the total lead time from product concept to delivery at the customer's door, with the ability to manage compliance and testing requirements under one platform for Read More...
Benefits of a Single Database Solution: Improved Enterprise Quality Management from IQMS
IQMS appears to be raising the competitive bar for quality management among its ERP competition with a single database software solution and seamless ERP

wip worksheets  as happens. The work-in-progress (WIP) information in EnterpriseIQ can be updated as often as every fifteen seconds, and users can see how long a machine has been running, its total cycles, or whether is has gone down during the run. Unnecessary down time can be reduced when job status is identified because operators can be alerted when to prepare material for the next order. Additionally, one can record any bad parts when they occur and the system will automatically recalculate the number of parts left Read More...
ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part Two: ETO versus Repetitive Differences
ETO-oriented (engineer-to-order) systems must facilitate the near real time transfer of information and complex product knowledge for collaboration across the

wip worksheets  often shipped straight from WIP, again without being reported to the inventory. Further, in order to commission a project, consumables and sundry items, tools, jigs, and fixtures may well be required. Often, on surface, this may appear to be supported by a volume-based ERP system that recognizes that a certain tool must be available to run an operation step in the routing on a certain machine in the factory. Thus, to remove any confusion, here is an example of making machine tools. When the time comes to Read More...
Lilly Software - Product Enhancements Remain Its Order 'Du Jour'
By fine-tuning its flagship VISUAL Enterprise suite to better serve specific ‘to order’ manufacturing and distribution vertical markets, while concurrently

wip worksheets  the flow of work-in-process (WIP) at or near the full capacity of the most restricted resource in the manufacturing chain. This is Part One of a four-part note. Part Two will discuss Market Impact. Part Three will be a Competitive Analysis. Part Four will cover Challenges and make User Recommendations. Strategy The above capabilities seem to be a continuation of the company's strategy espoused earlier in the year with the current Release 6.2.8. VISUAL Manufacturing , where the vendor accelerated its Read More...
Sales Force Performance
Understanding market drivers is key to managing customer behavior. To do this, organizations must state and qualify their assumptions about the real drivers of

wip worksheets  Force Performance Introduction Managing customer behavior will give companies a better understanding of the market, and in turn, will allow them to properly create strategies and allocate resources. By understanding these drivers, organizations will be able to establish true metrics that can better gauge cause and effect relationships in the market. The following description of potential drivers is intended to cross industry lines; as such, some of the items may not apply to a particular company or Read More...

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