Category: Optimization

Inventory Optimization in the Supply Chain

Every company wants to have the right amount of the right inventory in the right place at the right time, and that has been the primary focus of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) software and its successors and descendants including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Distribution Requirements Planning. Traditional planning systems use traditional logic that calculates …

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Is Your Planning Integrated?

Most manufacturers take advantage of planning software (MRP and its variants) to set production schedules and lay out replenishment requirements for inventory. Most companies also engage in a formal business planning process to set strategic objectives, plan cash flow and financial requirements, allocate funds to major business functions, plan capital expenditures, etc. But are these …

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How Can We Make Manufacturing Smarter?

Engineering.com’s Ian Wright interviews Eric Green, Vice President of DELMIA User Experience and Advocacy on manufacturing’s transition from supply chains to value networks.  In days past, the majority of gains in manufacturing efficiency were won on the shop floor. Nowadays, optimizing a production line is a much more abstract affair. Manufacturers have access to more …

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THE LAST MILE OF DISTRIBUTION – Retailers focus on the final leg of a product’s journey to deliver improved customer value

The distance between the retailer and consumers’ hands is a rich source of engagement and the focus of intense competition as both online and brick-and-mortar merchants work to deliver the experience consumers want. The ‘last mile’ of distribution – the journey of products from the retailer to customers’ hands – holds a number of challenges …

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Lean Manufacturing Best Practices Help Save You Money

Discover lean best practices to minimize manufacturing mistakes and improve the overall value of one’s company.

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