The end of just-in-time?

EFT

The story goes that when Eiji Toyoda, CEO of Toyota, visited American car manufacturers in the 1950s, he was not impressed. This was the start of the famous process of Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing, or lean manufacturing as it later became known.

Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?

QAD

As the trucking industry experiences rising industry change, just-in-time-sequence (JITS) supply chains are starting to feel the effects. In this article, we will take a closer look at these industry challenges and discuss the current and potential impacts on JITS.

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Is Your Supply Chain Customer-Centric?

DynaSys

Successful salespeople tend to sign contracts without worrying about the logistical aspects affected by the conditions of the contract, which is a thorn in the foot for logistics who must comply with the terms of the contract. You have probably had a similar experience to this in your company.

Lean Manufacturing Driven by Rapid Return on eKanban Technology Investment

synchrono

Lean Manufacturing relies heavily on trusted relationships with suppliers and pre-negotiated terms of engagement. Items such as negotiated lead times, packaged quantities, order receipt confirmations, and advanced shipment notices must all be specifically spelled out.

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VMI system goes live at Fokker Aerostructures

Supply Chain Movement

VIBA Aerospace Products and Services in the Netherlands and Peerless Aerospace Fastener Corporation, a distributor of aerospace fasteners based in Farmingdale (NY), went live with their Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) of special fasteners at Fokker Aerostructures covering several programs.

System 101

Capacity Planning Software – Plan, Analyze and Prepare for capacity

ThroughPut

What is Capacity planning software? Capacity planning software is a programmable solution that helps manufacturing organizations understand the actual production capacity needed to address fluctuating demands for its products and services.

What is Manufacturing ERP?

OptiProERP

What distinguishes Manufacturing ERP from other ERP systems? They operate in real time, and have a consistent ‘look and feel’ across all applications. ERP started in the manufacturing industry, but it headed off in new directions. Defining Manufacturing ERP.

What challenges must today’s automotive manufacturers overcome?

DELMIA Quintiq

Some of the most innovative developments currently being delivered by automotive manufacturers include new drive technologies, autonomous driving and connected cars. The assembly line sets the pace in automotive manufacturing. The challenges of in-house production.

Digital transformation in manufacturing – The accelerators and roadmap for manufacturers

ThroughPut

Digital transformation spans across traditional roles of operations, sales, marketing, and customer service and creates value in numerous ways. The relevance of digital transformation in manufacturing. As more and more manufacturers adopt digital technologies, industry 4.0

What comes after the air freight capacity crunch?

EFT

Passenger aircraft pre-Covid supplied 50% of global airfreight capacity in the ‘bellyhold” space under the passenger deck, nestling alongside baggage. tonnes in 2019. When China started producing again, capacity took some time to recover.

Manufacturing Throughput – A Comprehensive Guide on Key Manufacturing Metrics

ThroughPut

What is Manufacturing Throughput? Manufacturing throughput in a production set up helps track how long it takes for each of your productions to be completed to help enhance operational efficiency and order fulfillment cycle time. What is Manufacturing Throughput time?

Manufacturing in the Age of Uncertainty

QAD

Fortunately for the pizza companies, the Super Bowl date is publicized far in advance. But what if every pizza shop in America all of a sudden asked a single pizza oven manufacturer to build and ship an extra oven per shop? In this case, there might be issues.

Demand Driven Manufacturing in the Engineer-to-Order Space

synchrono

Aligning Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement Practices. Demand-driven manufacturing (DDM) is an approach to manufacturing where production is based on actual demand rather than forecasts. Synchronizing engineering and manufacturing.

Manufacturing Operations Management – A Guide for Better Shop Floor Control

ThroughPut

What is Manufacturing Operations Management? Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) is a long-term holistic solution that gives complete visibility into plant floor operations to help consistently improve manufacturing operations performance. Manufacturing agility.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. However, at times they lack the complete information they need to reach that goal.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. However, at times they lack the complete information they need to reach that goal.

Supply Chain Costs: A Definitive Guide for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

Manufacturers usually define supply chain costs using the total cost of ownership. Most manufacturers aim at creating the most optimum supply chain for their organizations. However, at times they lack the complete information they need to reach that goal.

Logistics Management Software – A Complete Handbook for Manufacturers

ThroughPut

From a manufacturing perspective, logistics management software facilitates effective planning of the supply chain itself and implementation of the final delivery to the end consumers. Before the 1950s, logistics was perceived in purely military terms.

Improving Your Manufacturing Operations Using Warehouse Automation  

NC State SCRC

Ian is an expert on warehouse automation, and shares his insights on how you need to get started in thinking about technology and robotics in your warehouse or manufacturing operation. Improving Performance in Manufacturing. Improving Performance in Warehousing.

Common Sales and Operations Planning Myths Part 5 – Lean and On-Demand Manufacturing

Logility

This is the fifth post in a series where we investigate some of the myths and mistruths around Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP). In the previous posts we have looked at the misdirected focus on historical information, the belief spreadsheets can support a robust S&OP process, the “S&OP is too rigid argument” and the idea that S&OP is a real-time response planning process. Today we are going to look at lean manufacturing.

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Deal or no deal: The impact of Brexit on automotive supply chains

DELMIA Quintiq

Business leaders are getting nervous as time is very short. The United Kingdom (UK) imports the most goods by far compared to other European countries, not just final products but also parts and components for further production and assembly. Impact on automotive manufacturers.

5 Facts About American Manufacturing & 3 Reasons to Work In Manufacturing

Cerasis

I have been following the Marlin Steel blog and the company for quite some time. They are a great company and very representative of the pride of American Manufacturing. We are featuring two of their quick blog posts below that are relevant to the state of American Manufacturing today: the real facts about the industry and why someone should work in manufacturing. Manufacturers Can Thrive Against All Comers." manufacturing is not dead or even moribund.

How Microsoft & ThroughPut are helping Global Manufacturers increase Output during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and how every Operations Professional can help

ThroughPut

The Defense Production Act has been invoked to meet PPE demand in the United States. Automotive manufacturers are remobilizing to produce ventilators. Medicines in clinical trials are being fast-tracked for limited COVID-19 testing. These are serious times indeed.

What?s eating the meat industry: The disassembly dilemma

DELMIA Quintiq

Worldwide meat production has doubled over the last three decades and increased 20% in just the last 10 years. Each differs in size, weight and quality. In essence, you can’t tell for sure what you’re going to get. Manufacturing Protein

Supply Chain Planning-A Lesson from Covid-19

Adexa

If there is one lesson to be learnt for supply chain planning in this Covid-19 chaos, it is to be predictive not just responsive. When you are responding your choices are very limited and you may not have the time to respond and make the right changes even if you knew what to do.

FAQ: Can I Use Demand-Driven Manufacturing in a Make-to-Stock Environment?

synchrono

Demand-Driven Manufacturing seems like it was made for Make/Assemble-to-Order and Engineer-to-Order environments. Demand-Driven Manufacturing is a method of manufacturing where production is based on actual customer orders (demand) rather than a forecast.

How Microsoft & ThroughPut are helping Global Manufacturers increase Output during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and how every Operations Professional can help

ThroughPut

The Defense Production Act has been invoked to meet PPE demand in the United States. Automotive manufacturers are remobilizing to produce ventilators. Medicines in clinical trials are being fast-tracked for limited COVID-19 testing. These are serious times indeed.

E-Commerce and TMS: The Role of Transportation Technology for Shippers to Kill It at E-Commerce

Cerasis

E-commerce is growing faster than ever, and more consumers are leveraging online platforms in making purchasing decisions. According to Supply Chain 24/7 , e-commerce is on track to become the dominating force in all sales. How Surface Mode Shippers Can Compete in E-Commerce Logistics.

Rising to the Challenge: How MAXAIR Systems Helped Protect Healthcare Workers During COVID-19

Demand Solutions

For Bio-Medical Devices, International, increasing production during COVID-19 wasn’t just a matter of adjusting to demand. From Inquiry to Live System in Less Than Three Weeks. Sometimes it takes massive changes in the market to drive a company to improve its processes.

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Post-pandemic Supply Chains

Enterra Insights

“As countries shut down, stock markets crumble and economic activity slows to a crawl,” writes Yossi Sheffi ( @YossiSheffi ), the Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “it is hard to believe that in a few months the coronavirus crisis may be over.”[1] Sam Baker ( @sam_baker ), healthcare editor at Axios, notes, “Even as the number of illnesses and deaths in the U.S.

When It Comes to the Control Tower, Optimization Is Key

Supply Chain Nation

Air traffic control towers are great at directing traffic at a couple of crucial points in a flight: the take-off and the landing. But managing a flight is not just about taking off and reaching your destination, it is about reaching your destination in an optimal manner. Supply chain software should be viewed in a similar vein. When companies hold products in inventory in anticipation of customer orders, what is the best location to maintain inventory?

COVID-19: The great global reprice

Proxima

We are going to have price pressures both up and down at the same time! Repricing is going to happen because supply and demand have been disrupted in short order and not in equal measure across the board. In the services industry, the offer of spare capacity might be misleading.

Marion Kohlmeier: ‘Expansion in our global footprint has been a big step’

Supply Chain Movement

In this edition: Marion Kohlmeier, Head of supply chain planning and project purchasing at Weidmann Plastics Technology. A new car needs a stunning new look and at the same time the components need to be durable, functional and lightweight.

Kearney reports post-COVID supply chains are battered but not broken

EFT

Before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, supply chains were lauded for their ultra-efficient, single-source and just-in-time capabilities. The current pandemic-driven recession ended 126 months of growth, the longest economic expansion in U.S. trillion in GDP.

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How Flexible is Your Logistics Network?

Talking Logistics

It seems ironic that the sophisticated logistics systems that gave rise to just-in-time manufacturing are now being outmoded by the evolution those very systems encouraged: manufacturing on demand. These and other changes demand attention to what we now call the Supply Chain Ecosystem, which stresses the critical importance of maximizing multiple networks in your supply chain. Empty trucks passing each other on the road as waste in motion.

How Process Visibility from Cloud ERP Incentivizes Faster Payment

OptiProERP

Business owners, CEOs, and CFOs know that positive cash flow is the heart and soul of rapidly growing manufacturing and distribution businesses. Let’s take a quick look at some of the ways that a manufacturing or distribution enterprise can use positive cash flow as an advantage.

How Accounting Visibility from Cloud ERP Improves Cash Flow

OptiProERP

This blog is part of a three-part series on how cloud ERP enables manufacturers to achieve operational excellence. In the series, we also cover how cloud ERP helps manufacturers deliver a best-in-class customer experience and drive companywide value through adoption and digitization.