Tag Archives: manufacturing software

Job Shop Operations – How to meet customer deadlines


Everyone agrees, it’s a zoo. No amount of “readiness” can avoid the peaks and valleys that are the result of customers popping in with “urgent” requests, customers who submit change orders covering work already completed, and a seemingly endless range … Continue reading

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Job Shop Scheduling- CPM or ERP?


CPM (Critical Path Method) is ideal for multi-project scheduling in environments characterized by scarce resources. CPM works best for the management of work where there are a small fixed number of project templates, where there are few branching decision points … Continue reading

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Selling 5S to clients – a No-Brainer for 5S aficionados


Here’s the deal. Anyone who has tripped over tools lying around and put out their back as a result knows. Anyone who has spent ½ an hour hunting for tools at change of shift knows. 5S (sorting, straightening, systematic cleaning, … Continue reading

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Your workflows or mine?


Organizations go to great lengths to acquire, improve and maintain a culture and infrastructure that gives them a competitive advantage. Organizations that succeed persist; organizations that are not successful at organization building usually fail over time, unless they have a … Continue reading

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