Just-in-time in the Real World of Inventory Management

Unleashed

Just-in-time inventory (JIT) is the antithesis of just-in-case inventory and can be a valuable method of reducing waste and streamlining the supply chain. In this article, we will consider some real-world case studies which may help to demonstrate JIT in action in the real world of inventory management and lend insight to the pros and cons of implementing JIT in your workplace.

Labeling that can Meet Just-in-Time Deadlines in Auto Manufacturing

Loftware

Just-in-time supply chains are demanding and have little room for error. They have become prominent in the auto industry, raising new demands. Automotive Supply Chain Manufacturing

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Are Lean Manufacturing and Just-in-Time Manufacturing the Same?

RFgen

Key Takeaways: Just in Time Manufacturing was designed to improve the manufacturing and the supply chain processes. Lean manufacturing emphasizes customer desires. Manufacturing

Just in Time: Predictive Lead Time to the Rescue

Demand Solutions

Remember when you didn’t care how long your lead time was, as long as it was consistent? It wouldn’t have been such a bad system, except that lead times are never consistent. So companies like yours began maintaining a safety stock, “just in case.”

Companies rush to replace ‘just in time’ supply chains with ‘just in case’ contingencies as Covid-19 upe nds global manufacturing | South China Morning Post

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Success Stories of Just-in-Time Inventory

Unleashed

Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing has been revolutionary for manufacturing and inventory management companies around the globe. The JIT approach differs from other inventory systems, where warehouses build up piles of inventory weeks or months in advance, waiting to be used until there is a demand for that product. This nearly-instant inventory delivery means that manufacturers place orders in small batches, very regularly.

3 Successful Companies Practising Just-In-Time Systems

Unleashed

One of the most popular methods for inventory management is just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing. JIT refers to a system of manufacturing that lets business owners produce products once a customer has requested and paid for it, rather than having already assembled products on the shelves waiting for purchase. This method, therefore, requires manufacturers to forecast demand accurately to be effective.

Extending JIT Value Beyond Enterprise Boundaries

The Network Effect

Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing strategies bring tremendous value to companies employing them, but are they missing out on the huge opportunity. Manufacturing Supply Chain Management Technology The Network Effect JIT Just-In-Time manufacturing supply chainThe post Extending JIT Value Beyond Enterprise Boundaries appeared first on The Network Effect.

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.

Why JIT Isn’t to Blame for Broken Supply Chains

Unleashed

As governments and hospitals work to stamp out Covid-19, manufacturers are also struggling to manage the virus’ impact on their supply chains. Many are quick to blame just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing for their lack of components and raw materials.

Consumer Products Supply Chain Disruptor: 3D Printing

DynaSys

The use of advanced technologies is significantly transforming the manufacturing of all products and having a tremendous impact on the supply chain. 3D printing, also referred to as additive manufacturing is a process of creating objects or things by layering materials.

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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How to Keep Your Multimodal Transport Operators on Track

Roambee

The balance of power is shifting in the shipping industry — customers are no longer at the mercy of the shipper.

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.

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Creating Trust Throughout the Supply Chain Using Demand-Driven Methods

synchrono

Building trust in the supply chain is essential to driving flow; and when there are forecast errors, there is an inherent mistrust throughout the supply chain. Lack of collaboration is often the cornerstone of conflict, blame, and mistrust between a manufacturer and suppliers.

De Bortoli Improves Grape to Glass Traceability with QAD

QAD

Over the years, De Bortoli Wines gained control of its entire supply chain, but in order to harness true competitive value, they needed a solution that would improve their product quality, compliance and traceability. . Just-in-time Scheduling Optimizes the Winemaking Process.

4 Key Trends to Watch in Smart Manufacturing and Supply Chain

Cerasis

The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a reality, ushering in the era of smart manufacturing. Smart Manufacturing Driving Reshoring?

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.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Supply Chain Transformers

Supply Chains Rock

Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. In the past Ive shared how shipping containers can be turned into funky apartments and now Ive found wooden pallets that make great deck furniture. Just in time for the summer BBQ season here are some photos that show the progression of pallets into benches. Manufacturing Central. Supply Times.

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.

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.

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.

The Value of Optimized Container Management in Complex Automotive Supply Chains

DELMIA Quintiq

For the automotive industry in particular, the transportation of goods – small, large, custom-made – needs to run as smoothly as possible. The final assembly line sets the pace in automotive manufacturing. Today’s supply chains are becoming more complex and dynamic.

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.

3 Ways to Drive Growth in Your Manufacturing Business

IQMS

Investing in a manufacturing company – and/or operating a manufacturing company – in the current economic climate represents both opportunity and risk as U.S. manufacturing demand and profitability are accelerating. How to Drive Manufacturing Growth.

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.

The Manufacturer’s Guide to Digitally-Led Innovation

Oracle SCM

The ground is moving under manufacturers’ feet, with a seismic shift coming in many areas. Customers, for example, want manufacturers to anticipate their needs, customize products to their preferences, and deliver impeccable, instant service.

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Why OEMs Partnering With Reputable Suppliers Deliver a Desired Product

Cerasis

Getting a compatible LED lighting product, such as a power supply, is essential in order to extend the life expectancy and the quality of LED light strips. Unfortunately, the market has now become saturated with sub-par manufacturers and fly-by-night suppliers. Manufacturing

How to Improve Manufacturing Productivity In Harsh Environments

Cerasis

Remaining competitive in an ever-changing market requires you to constantly improve manufacturing productivity. Your computer equipment no doubt plays a crucial role in that process, right? Your Manufacturing Productivity Pain Points.

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.

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.