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Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Two: Understanding Planning Calculations
The S&OP game plans drive coordination of supply chain activities based on planning calculations. The primary coordination engine-termed the master scheduling

completion dates  calculations automatically update projected completion dates so that delivery promises can be kept up-to-date. The system's approach to making sales order delivery promises involves the generation of planned orders that will be needed when inventory and scheduled receipts are insufficient. The system immediately communicates the need for planned orders so that planners and buyers can take the appropriate actions. Alternatively, the order entry person can immediately generate actual production and Read More
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Transportation management systems should provide the basic components of a shared information system to support collaboration, rates, routes, roles, transaction sets, documents, and information exc...
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IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 1)
In a previous blog post, I wrote about the Project Manager’s role and some of the constraints that affect the daily life of a PM, namely: scope, time, and cost.

completion dates  making the overall project completion date delayed. The methodologies described above were refined and modified for use in MS Project. This product was developed in 1987 for Microsoft by a firm which was contracted to assist in managing software development production timelines. Subsequently, Microsoft purchased this firm, and in 1990 released the product as part of MS Windows V3. Uses and Limitations of MS Project Speaking from personal experience, in almost every IT department I have worked over the Read More
Curbing MESsy Shop Floor State of Affairs - Part I
Those that follow manufacturing-oriented enterprise applications have likely noticed for some time an uptick of conversations about the need to better integrate

completion dates  Rework Quantity Reporting, First-time Completion or Operation Completion Reversal. Last but not least, detailed scrap data such as at the Unit Level or Component Level, or Reuse of scrap (i.e., “un-scrap”) would also go from MES to ERP. Hooking ERP Up with MES: Good, But Not Sufficient Yet Without such a tight and near real-time integration, there is much anxiety and frustration within any enterprise that is in search of a more competitive, profitable, safe, and agile factory. How can any Read More
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

completion dates  for replenishment. After recording completion of the manufactured kanban ticket (status of “received”), Dynamics AX creates a production order and a report-as-finished transaction for the specified quantity. This approach builds on Dynamics AX functionality without the additional complexity associated with production order transactions, while facilitating existing reporting functions. Once a container associated with the kanban ticket has been emptied, the status changes back to “internal order.” Read More
KPI's: Key Project Impeders
Paying attention to the human nature factors of a project will not overcome poor software selection or poor software design. However, being aware of these

completion dates  the detailed tasks and completion dates for the first phase. For the subsequent phases, the plan would indicate the planned start and completion dates for the phase and the detailed tasks, but without dates. Duration of the overall project would determine how far in advance the details for the next phase would be released. By the way, some of you may say that the example of the training tasks is not detailed enough. The detail and specificity of the plan and tasks vary directly on the caliber of the Read More
Quote-to-order Solutions and Key Performance Indicators
Providers of complex products, systems, and services should view quote-to-order (Q2O) systems as enablers that can improve competitive advantage. At the same

completion dates  multiple departments for the completion of their estimates should see Q2O systems as enablers. These enablers can improve competitive advantage by reducing proposal lead times, tightening management and control of bidding costs, improving bid team collaboration, improving data access and information availability, and increasing accuracy in cost estimates. Users also need to keep in mind that no configurator, Q2O, or interactive selling system (ISS) suite is universally useful in all areas of the Read More
Macola ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM)
The definition of a successful manufacturing enterprise is one that builds the right products, at the right time, for the right price. That@s why so many

completion dates  ERP Supply Chain Management (SCM) The definition of a successful manufacturing enterprise is one that builds the right products, at the right time, for the right price. That’s why so many manufacturing companies today are focused on managing the entire value-added chain, from the supplier to manufacturer, right through to the final customer. Supply chain management (SCM) has one overriding objective: to get more throughput from existing resources. SCM functionality helps companies reduce Read More
The Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools
Project management tools for software development should include a broad range of functionality. Project teams must be able to estimate the scope and duration

completion dates  project and predict the completion date. CPM came out of construction industry and is intended to predict the completion date and possibly to pre-pone the completion date by infusing more resources. Both techniques are based on network diagrams. The underlying premises of these two techniques are that A project comprises of a finite number of activities (tasks, if you prefer) A network diagram connecting all the activities between start activity and activity is central to the techniques Completion of Read More
Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part III
You are about to embark on an important project. Whether the project is software or hardware related, it is a good idea to hold a project kickoff meeting. Don’t

completion dates  and reaching a successful completion. Starting with installing confidence in the project, this article will help you orchestrate and direct a successful and productive kickoff meeting. In Parts I and II of our discussion of the first six reasons, we circled the project; now we are about to get to the heart of the matter. The last four reasons will require all of your skills of persuasion to convince the project team and users of the significance of the work to be undertaken. It is assumed that, as the Read More
Business Activity Monitoring - Watching The Store For You
Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) can bring significant business value in the world of technical data, but its justification must be derived from business

completion dates  Activity Monitoring - Watching The Store For You What Is Business Activity Monitoring? The concept of Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) is simple. It watches business applications, detects things that need to be acted upon and takes the appropriate action, perhaps alerting us or taking action within the system. Since most applications have been accused of creating too much data , Business Activity Monitoring can prevent things from slipping through the cracks. Systems are continuously generating Read More
Elements of Project Management with Genius Project
No doubt about it: the project manager is essential for the successful completion of any project. But supporting the project manager—and the goal of reaching

completion dates  essential for the successful completion of any project. But supporting the project manager—and the goal of reaching the target within the defined time and budget frame—is a solid project management system. Discover the vital elements of project planning and management, and how you can optimize communication by standardizing information formats in a project management system. Read More
Promises Kept: Creating Flexible Production Schedules Without Sacrificing On-Time Delivery
For manufacturers, production strategies focused on resource utilization, flexible scheduling, and the usage of supporting ERP data mean that promises will be

completion dates  ERP, Made2Manage, Aptean, production, manufacturing, manufacturer, production strategy, scheduling, ERP data, Read More

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