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APICS 2009 Webcast Session 3: Lean for Materials Managers
In the forthcoming 2009 APICS International Conference and Expo, many educational tracks will be covered by industry leaders, and lean is one of them. Since we

bill of materials  for Materials Managers” by Bill Kerber, President of High Mix Lean . In his presentation, Bill explained “Lean Material Planning and Control Charts” to guide us through the proper procedure when implementing lean material management. He also mentioned the process to further streamline material planning by using the Kaizen concept. Later in the presentation, he talked about the four important concepts for material managers: leveling production, flow, pull systems, and interval to determine lot sizes Read More...
ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments
The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for fu...
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Quoting and Costing for Multiple Units of Measure
A common need of plastics producers is real-time shop floor production monitoring. This serves many purposes, including tracking cycles on tools or machines

bill of materials  the initial quote or bill of materials (BOM) is constructed, users desire the ability to immediately view the level costs for every layer of their BOM structure for each item, and even to be able to track lower-level costs for work-in-process (WIP), subcomponents, or parent-child items. Such capabilities aim at increasing the productivity and accuracy of estimators and engineers by giving them the ability to make quick and accurate price quotes or pricing revisions, since they can thus generate multiple Read More...
State of the MES Software Marketplace
Despite predictions that it would be subsumed by enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors encroaching from above and automation vendors encroaching from below

bill of materials  set of part numbers, bill of material, and routings. SYSPRO’s planning bills, phantom parts and sub-contract operations makes assembling products to customer specifications straightforward. As we develop new products, the Work In Progress module helps us keep track of hours and expenses incurred in our R&D jobs, and provides us with documentary evidence to benefit from government programs, adds Eckardt. With its business continuing to experience significant growth, ODG is investigating other features Read More...
Demand-driven Versus Traditional Materials Requirement Planning
Material requirements planning is a system that strives to plan replenishment just before a withdrawal from stock, which does not work in some manufacturing

bill of materials  of techniques that uses bill of material (BOM) data, inventory data, and MPS to calculate requirements for materials, to make recommendations to release replenishment orders for materials. Further, because it is time-phased, it makes recommendations to reschedule open orders when due dates and need dates are not in phase. For more definitions, see Glossary of Enterprise Applications Terminology . Impact of Computer on Planning Process The impact that the computer had on material planning and enterprise Read More...
SAP SCM-Stepping Out of Obscurity
Major new SAP products are being released in the realms of supply chain management (SCM), manufacturing execution systems (MES), and product lifecycle

bill of materials  balancing Multisite capacity planning Bill of material (BOM) and critical component planning (the first release will have one-level BOMs, while multilevel BOMs will come in later releases) Rapid simulation and scenario planning—creation and rapid iteration of what-if scenarios to help deal with volatile business conditions Integrated alerting and performance management Embedded role-based collaboration—smooth connection of users to drive processes using Web 2.0 social networking fabric Integration Read More...
Customer Success Story: University of Maryland School of Medicine
The University of Maryland School of Medicine had already experienced VMware technology as a way to consolidate its servers; what it didn’t realize was that the

bill of materials  Success Story: University of Maryland School of Medicine The University of Maryland School of Medicine had already experienced VMware technology as a way to consolidate its servers; what it didn’t realize was that the company’s solution could also address its disaster recovery needs. By combining two storage technologies—creating a common storage area network (SAN)—the school has reduced unexpected downtime from hours to seconds and has saved thousands of dollars in hardware costs. Read More...
CRM Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part One: The CRM Selection Challenge
Two of the greatest challenges IT decision makers face when selecting a CRM package is first, having a comprehensive understanding of their functional and

bill of materials  Selections: When An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure Part One: The CRM Selection Challenge Introduction Over the past two years it seems not a week has gone by without an editorial about a failed Customer Relationship Management (CRM) project. Many articles relate CRM failure to the absence and/or weakness of business objectives driving the CRM initiative. Although this is true, many projects fail due to a poor vendor selection procedure. Starting At The Beginning Of course software tools Read More...
Benefits of a Virtualized Data Center
The market penetration of server virtualization is staggering. Nearly 100 percent of Fortune 1000 companies are using virtualization technologies on production

bill of materials  of a Virtualized Data Center The market penetration of server virtualization is staggering. Nearly 100 percent of Fortune 1000 companies are using virtualization technologies on production systems. On the other end of the spectrum, virtual utility hosts and cloud computing vendors are springing up to cost-effectively support smaller companies, showing benefit for those that require only a single server. Everyone is virtualizing, but why? Find out. Read More...
Software-as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership
This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption

bill of materials  as-a-service ERP versus On-premise ERP through the Lens of Total Cost of Ownership This IDC white paper looks at the growing applicability of software as a service (SaaS) for enterprise-level business applications, and analyzes the adoption rate and total cost of ownership (TCO) of this technological approach. Download this white paper to find out how a hosted option can drive significant cost savings, reduce initial implementation times, and bring new functionality with relative ease and Read More...
Oracle Announces Latest Release of Enterprise Manager 12c
Oracle announced the latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c with extended support of the latest version of Oracle Database 12c. The releases of Oracle

bill of materials  Announces Latest Release of Enterprise Manager 12c Oracle announced the latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c with extended support of the latest version of Oracle Database 12c. The releases of Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Enterprise Manager 12 provide significant enhancements for organizations needing to manage large and complex database deployments, particularly in cloud environments. The new tools will be a great boon to IT department database administrators (DBAs) and provide a Read More...
Evolving Business Application Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite?
Do executives prefer to purchase business applications as part of an integrated suite or as part of a best-of-breed approach? Are there differences by software

bill of materials  Business Application Preferences, Part 1: Best-of-breed or Suite? Do executives prefer to purchase business applications as part of an integrated suite or as part of a best-of-breed approach? Are there differences by software category? By region? By company size? How have these preferences changed over time? What are the implications for users and vendors of business applications? Get the answers to these and other questions in this Strategic Perspective from Saugatuck Technology. Read More...
Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions
For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant

bill of materials  expensive (aggregating millions or billions of rows of data.) Therefore, one must typically provision hardware to handle many users issuing complex analysis requests simultaneously. This extremely variable computing load requires provisioning of greater computing power and generally results in lower hardware use than in conventional computing systems. It is not uncommon to have CPU and disk use at 1-4% in order to handle infrequent peaks of 60-80%. These low use levels result in particularly expensive Read More...
Nintendo of America, Inc.
With a focus on marketing, sales, and distribution of the company’s interactive entertainment products, Nintendo of America’s 180 “managers of image” market

bill of materials  of America, Inc. With a focus on marketing, sales, and distribution of the company’s interactive entertainment products, Nintendo of America’s 180 “managers of image” market Nintendo’s games throughout the United States and parts of Canada. Because these managers spend the bulk of their time visiting retail operations to successfully brand the Nintendo product, the company was searching for a way to communicate detailed information to them, as well as to the rest of the company’s Read More...
The Seven Types of Power Problems
Many of the mysteries of equipment failure, downtime, software, and data corruption are the result of a problematic power supply. Compounding the problem is

bill of materials  $15 billion to $24 billion due to all other power quality problems. In industrial automatic processing, whole production lines can go out of control, creating hazardous situations for onsite personnel and expensive material waste. Loss of processing in a large financial corporation can cost thousands of unrecoverable dollars per minute of downtime, as well as many hours of recovery time to follow. Program and data corruption caused by a power interruption can create problems for software recovery Read More...

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