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Posts tagged with 'Production Planning'

14 Dec, 2011

Jay Gorajia

Production Schedules….Scheduled! – “General Guidelines”   In this post, I’d like to review some basic guidelines that most production planners and schedulers seem to agree upon.  Not meant to be the cure-all defacto standard, but based on polling several factories of various sizes and strategy seems to be a core list. 1)     Plan the schedule to ensure up to 99% capacity of the bottleneck operation

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Production Planning, EMS

1 Nov, 2011

Jay Gorajia

“Strategic Alignment” There are many variables the influence meeting production schedules.  One of which is factory strategic alignment. The goals of a factory are heavily influenced by the incentive programs deployed in the factory.  These incentives should be driven by that organization’s competitive strategy in their markets.  Are they focused on advanced technology, low-cost producer, highest quality

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Scheduling, Production Planning

20 Oct, 2011

Jay Gorajia

Production planning is a dynamic problem to solve, as the variables seem infinite. As more and more global regions move to high-mix with increasing volume production, the planning task of running multiple products effectively through existing assets and resources poses a significant scheduling challenge. Manufacturing plants today are challenged with shipping the required quantity of products on time,

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Scheduling, Production Planning

1 Aug, 2011

Bruce Isbell

Competative pressure is driving high mix  EMS companies to improve delivery performacne.  Mentor Graphics Line Executive module automates the assignment of 100s or work orders accross multiple lines based on constraint of actual capacity, feeder capacity, common materials, inventory and material already loaded on the machines.

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Production Planning, Line Executive

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