Designing the Supply Chain

Supply chain design is the practice of creating living models to represent the existing structure and policies of the end-to-end supply chain, optimizing to identify a better future state supply chain and continuously running what-if scenarios to test new strategies and react to changing market conditions. When a company’s supply chain capabilities are directly aligned […]

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Reduce inventory by 62.8%

Installing Asprova An auto parts manufacturer,  after discovering how Asprova has been helping a lot of companies make their manufacturing lean, installed it in their mainframe to improve their own processes. Their three main reasons for doing so were: Sharing and general purpose capabilities High-speed scheduling Full scheduling logic These reasons further proved the credibility […]

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Would the PDCA cycle become faster when accuracy improves?

Make-to-Stock Vibration-proofing products are the specialty of this Make-to-Stock (MTS) manufacturer that we will try to analyze in this article. There are two reasons why they installed Asprova mainly: to improve efficiency and to upgrade accuracy. The Production schedule, before Asprova introduction, was made three times a month. Because the company needed a lot of […]

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How a Synchronized MRP and Finite Capacity Scheduler Helped a Cosmetic Company?

MTO Manufacturer Still Using Excel In a Make-To-Order cosmetic product manufacturing, checking material availability usually takes a long time, sometimes it takes too long, that customers would rather cancel the order instead. It is very hard to keep up with order changes and respond to when this happens often. A Japan-based company specializing in: powders, lip sticks, […]

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What are the Benefits of Synchronizing Sales Production Orders?

Manual Scheduling We’re now going to focus on an international company which does Make-To-Stock (MTS) manufacturing. This company is known for supplying disks to aircraft engines. Like other companies, this one had problems in scheduling because of their manual approach. This often caused delay in production operations. They also had to respond to frequent order […]

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What is the Importance of Scheduling in MTO Manufacturing?

MTO Manufacturing In the case of a Mexico-based Make-to-Order (MTO) company, production only starts when the order is received. Each customer order is unique, requiring the really intense coordination of every single activity, from paper purchase to artwork and plate preparation to machine make-readies. There are many restrictions and variants in MTO. Also, there’s the […]

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Production Scheduling Software: In-house VS Standard Packaged

Quick Response Consumers look for certain traits in their service and/or product providers. Two of the many things that customers assess in manufacturers are these: a swift product delivery and a fast response to their orders or order changes. These have been continuing to stand as a firm production standard and have also taught as […]

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Shortening Lead Time with Speed and Accuracy

Electronics Manufacturers’ Dilemma Speed and Accuracy do not always go together. It is for a fact that, these two things would try to get in each other’s way, especially in manufacturing of electronic products. The reason for this is the detail-oriented specifications that are needed to be considered in most devices. Sometimes, by striving to […]

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Two Factories, One Production Engineer – Made Possible by High-Speed Production Scheduler

Custom Made Production Schedule To keep up with the fast-paced manufacturing industry, one must learn to innovate. You will hear these words constantly if you would venture into production businesses. Time is one of the most essential factors in producing and meeting the ever-increasing and changing demands of the masses and the orders of other […]

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