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Implementing Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing
Kanban—the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing—is not a good fit in some situations. Alternatives to kanban can also eliminate waste in lean production by addressing inventory, materials, and replenishment process needs. Learn more on how you can find alternatives to kanban to make your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system “leaner.”
: Implementing Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing Implementing Kanban Alternatives in Lean Manufacturing Source: Aptean Document Type: White Paper Description: Kanban—the Japanese term for physical or visual signs that trigger replenishment, which can be a useful part of lean manufacturing—is not a good fit in some situations. Alternatives to kanban can also eliminate waste in lean production by addressing inventory, materials, and replenishment process needs. Learn more on how you can find
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A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX
Lean manufacturing constructs have been incorporated into the Microsoft Dynamics AX package, enabling firms to support lean and traditional manufacturing practices in a single system. This primer covers the constructs for supporting many of the variations in lean practices.
: specific item and quantity. Kanban Policies and Kanban Tickets Kanban policies and kanban tickets differentiate two key contexts for kanbans. Kanban policies govern creation and behavior of kanban tickets. A kanban ticket for an empty container signals the need to replenish an item, and reporting the receipt of a kanban ticket updates the item s inventory balance. The status of a kanban ticket indicates whether the container is empty or not. Kanban policies are defined for an item and a specified
Managing Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
A supply chain management system (SCM) is a critical success factor for implementing lean manufacturing. The SCM system helps define product structure, costing information, financial information and reports and is a useful tool in the decision-making process.
: board. However, the manual kanban systems have their own difficulties such as lost cards and lack of information integration and visibility. Most of the published literature provides few prescriptions about actual software functionality to support SCM for lean manufacturing. In addition, the lean enthusiasts emphasize new conceptual models and a new vocabulary which contributes a sense of mystique for those only familiar with the traditional SCM approaches. This book covers the SCM software functionality
A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX: Case Studies
To enable organizations to support lean and traditional manufacturing practices in a single system, Microsoft Dynamics AX has incorporated lean manufacturing constructs into its package. Several case studies illustrate the use of kanbans in various lean environments.
: replenishment. The definition of kanban policies governs the creation and behavior of kanban tickets, as described in part one of this series (please see A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics ). Case studies provide one approach for understanding how kanbans support variations in lean practices, including the case where a work cell has demands stemming from kanbans and production orders. For more background, please see excerpts from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft
Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book ExcerptPart Four: Guidelines and Case Studies
The lack of effective game plans is typically cited as a leading cause of poor system implementation. The following guidelines provide suggestions for improving the effectiveness of sales and operations planning (S&OP) game plans.
: manufactured item. Case #28: Kanban Coordination in Consumer Products Manufacturing . The Consumer Products company was using a dedicated manufacturing cell for producing one product line. The cell s daily production rate (representing the mix of all items produced by the cell) provided the basis for daily rates for end-items and components, which were then used to calculate Kanban quantities and automatically generate Kanban cards for manufactured items. Purchased components were kept in floor stock bin
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has enhanced functionality supporting Kanban and service areas. You can see how Visibility.net stacks up to the competition in much greater detail using TEC’s proprietary TEC Advisor tool now. I will be writing the full Visibility.net certification report, with more on the product’s background, highlights, features and functions, and competitive strengths and weaknesses. The report will be available in a few weeks on the TEC 2013 Certification Reports page . Share This Read More -->
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Reflections on Lean Philosophy and the Theory of Constraints
The theory of constraints (TOC) is similar to, yet different from, the lean philosophy. TOC focuses on optimizing production through critical bottlenecks in order to meet market demand.
: invoke a vision of kanban when lean manufacturing is mentioned, TOC supports a lean philosophy where there is a complex environment. However, where lean planning focuses on the flow and the takt of the flow through the factory, TOC optimizes the flow through the factory by focusing on planning the takt of the flow through the bottleneck. TOC is also consistent with lean manufacturing in that both kanban , which is a part of the just-in-time (JIT) philosophy, and drum-buffer-rope (DBR), which is a part of
Sorting Through the ERP, Lean MFG, APS, and MES Clutter – Part 1 » The TEC Blog
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Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRPPart Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and HR. Moreover, flow should be a company-wide strategy that impacts more than manufacturing.
: Flow Manager product handles kanban replenishment and demand smoothing (but not line design and operation method sheets (OMS), because these features do not bring much benefit to ETO manufacturers). Their customers often specify product families that include products requiring one or two unique and expensive components in addition to common parts that could benefit from flow methods of smoothing spikes in demand. Also, only certain industries like high-tech, aviation and defense (A&D), and consumer
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financial management enhancements. The Lean/Kanban module was released in April 2009. But for well over two years, ProfitKey was embroiled in the bankruptcy of its parent company, despite being profitable as a business unit. This unneeded distraction, in addition to an already difficult economic environment, made for challenging times, but ProfitKey finally managed to find a white knight in New York-based Phoenix Asset Management , which bought it out in mid-October 2011. ProfitKey currently has direct
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Extended Enterprise Resource Planning Vendor Shows Its Lean Side
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: to manufacturers. The Dynamic Kanban capability enables kanban sizing and resizing to be synchronized with the demand pattern of the business. This allows lean manufacturers to achieve improved material flow and to reduce overall production lead times. The Lean Scheduling and Demand Smoothing capabilities balance customer demand smoothly to the shop floor for timely and efficient execution. DemandStream also delivers visualization of traditional heijunka smoothing techniques and drives the execution data
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