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Winning With Speed and Agility

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Sonic Manufacturing Technologies, a $50 million electronic manufacturing service (EMS) provider in Fremont, CA, that, I believe, may serve as a model for U.S.-based manufacturers attempting to take on much larger co…
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Sonic Manufacturing Technologies, a $50 million electronic manufacturing service (EMS) provider in Fremont, CA, that, I believe, may s… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/winning-speed-and-agility/

Is Kanban Replenishment Always the Right Answer?

Current common wisdom has it that lean-based replenishment techniques based on Kanban systems are always preferable to Min/Max replenishment approaches traditionally supported by ERP/MRP systems. Min/Max is said to favor larger, less frequent orders and h…
Current common wisdom has it that lean-based replenishment techniques based on Kanban systems are always preferrable to Min/Max replenishment approaches traditionally supported by… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/kanban-replenishment-always-right-answer/

Decoupling Supply and Demand

A pure build-to-stock production model means that the customer expects immediate shipment from inventory when the order is received and processed. Make-to-order is when the customer is willing to wait through the full manufacturing cycle before the produc…
A pure build-to-stock production model means that the customer expects immediate shipment from inventory when the order is received and processed. Make-to-order is when the custom… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/decoupling-supply-and-demand/

ERP Takes On the Environment

In many ways, the term Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is no longer a good fit for the enterprise software platforms on which most manufacturers rely to run major parts of their business. The ERP term, of course, derives from material requirements plan…
In many ways, the term Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is no longer a good fit for the enterprise software platforms on which most manufacturers rely to run major parts of thei… http://gil-evnents.gilcommunity.com/blog/erp-takes-environment/

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