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Improve Your Manufacturing and Service Profits by Improving ..

There is little doubt that with raw material shortages, rising energy cost, and an ever-tightening stranglehold on capital acquisition, manufacturing today is a volatile geography filled with peaks ..
(October 21, 2008)
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Implementing ERP - The Reason You Chose ERP in the First Place

It was once a giant leap forward for a growing job shop to move from manual stock control and accounting of shop operations to something a bit more computerized, such as Excel spreadsheets. In time, ..
(August 17, 2008)
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Accountability and Variability in Manufacturing - The ERP ..

On-time delivery doesn't happen on it's own; rather, it's the result of considerable planning, production, and accounting in the manufacturing process. As well, improved service levels means more ..
(August 17, 2008)
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Process & Discrete Manufacturing & ERP - An Overview of Needs

It is axiomatic that all enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are not created equal. Some are quite industry specific, while others might be application specific. Some might have very narrow ..
(August 17, 2008)
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Lean Manufacturing and the Seven Deadly Wastes

As a manufacturer, plant manager, controller, or machine operator, you've undoubtedly encountered the concept of lean production. Lean this, lean that-lectures, brochures, talks, forums about how ..
(August 17, 2008)
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Project Management Series - Bill of Materials - BOM

Chefs use them. Artists use them. Manufacturer and job shop project managers use them, too. When you have a project involving any number of materials or other physical elements, having a complete ..
(June 10, 2008)
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Project Management Series - Managing the Successful Shop ..

A project, by the very definition of the term, is all about parts. Parts considered, parts acquired, parts assembled, parts finished. In a job shop or on a manufacturing floor, a project usually ..
(June 10, 2008)
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Project Management Series - Building Your Job Shop & ..

We all go into business with the idea of providing a quality product; otherwise, what's the point? Pride of production in meeting or exceeding customer expectations is the measure of our performance ..
(June 10, 2008)
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Direct Labor Performance Measurements in Manufacturing

After the age of the craftsmen, when the Industrial Revolution began to pump out products in mass, time became a critical issue with regards to production in manufacturing. No longer could products ..
(April 09, 2007)
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Subcontracting in Manufacturing for Improved On-Time Delivery ..

It should be the case that, in manufacturing, having an abundance of work is a good thing. Labor and machinery are running at full capacity, finished goods are moving through the plant as fast as new .
(April 02, 2007)
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Infinite and Finite Scheduling for On-Time Delivery in ..

What do you need to run for a customer today to be on time for every customer tomorrow? This is the constant question that sits at the front of every manufacturing scheduler’s mind when they ..
(March 19, 2007)
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Cycle Time in Manufacturing - Improving the Speed of Sales to ..

From the moment a purchase order is made by a customer, the clock starts ticking for the producer of the product they desire. For the customer, there is an expectation of delivery based upon criteria .
(March 19, 2007)
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Finite Scheduling in Manufacturing - Concepts in Capacity

For a variety of reasons, some manufacturers prefer to schedule jobs according to the limitation of resources and capacity found within their system. Scheduling processes that, from the outset, take ..
(March 19, 2007)
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Purchasing Inventory in Manufacturing: Straight To the Job or ..

In today’s increasingly competitive manufacturing environment, where tightened margins mean tightened grips on waste, running lean inventories is the name of the production game. Materials ..
(February 19, 2007)
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Preventive Maintenance of Machinery in Manufacturing: Keeping ..

If you’ve ever owned a car, you know the importance that maintenance has in keeping things rolling. With any machinery such as a car, it is a sort of “pay me now or pay me later" ..
(February 19, 2007)
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Lean Principles in ERP Practice: Maximization of Manufacturing .

In today’s manufacturing environment, enterprises must operate their businesses with an eye toward becoming evermore “lean and mean", as well as taking full control of every aspect of the .
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