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Manufacturing production planning News
April 08, 2014
In this Q&A, learn why more manufacturers are focused on customer experience management software.
October 03, 2013
An IDC-Infor study reveals that more manufacturers are turning to service excellence as a revenue driver and customer strategy.
November 17, 2011
Dr. Michael Grieves, a professor at the University of Iowa, explains how Lean Six Sigma can be used to analyze and redesign quality-control workflows and automate them for greater accuracy and efficiency.
February 11, 2011
Foote Partners quarterly report shows strong pay increases for some vendor-specific ERP skills, including SAP Production Planning and Oracle Enterprise Applications.
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With waste from electronics, plastics and other materials growing at a frightening rate, manufacturers can help address the problem with sustainable product design efforts. Continue Reading
Inventory management is the supervision of non-capitalized assets (inventory) and stock items. Continue Reading
Discrete manufacturing is an industry term for the manufacturing of finished products that are distinct items capable of being easily counted, touched or seen. Continue Reading
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From its introduction, the lean approach has influenced manufacturing efficiency, and ERP systems have incorporated its concepts to a greater and greater degree. Here's a look at how lean and ERP have grown increasingly intertwined. Continue Reading
Getting a big picture indication of how well plant processes are doing is important for manufacturing. Here's how OEE can help you determine just that. Continue Reading
Manufacturing a product can be very different than what engineers have envisioned. Here's a look at what that means for different bills of materials. Continue Reading
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A manufacturing CEO explains why the IT-driven revolution in the factory won't amount to much without an educated, engaged workforce and credibility and respect from top managers. Continue Reading
Managing customer expectations about order schedules is one critical element of achieving profit goals. Here's a look at why finance needs to be involved. Continue Reading
3D modeling, printing and prototyping are transforming how products get designed, manufactured and marketed. Experts explain how 3D technology is transforming manufacturing. Continue Reading
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One important foundation of sustainability is using fewer materials and less energy. Using the material intensity measure can help determine the success of those reduction efforts. Continue Reading
A critical goal of supply chain management is to foster alignment and collaboration. Here's how concurrent manufacturing can help. Continue Reading
Some manufacturers are expanding lean and sustainability strategies to the supply chain to reduce waste and bolster efficiencies, but extending these practices outside a company's four walls won't be easy. Continue Reading