What is Cloud MRP?

The Cloud Phenomenon How often do you come across the term “in the cloud” (excluding those times when you listen to a weather forecast)? I bet a lot more often during the past years, especially if you are not new to the online community. So, what is “cloud” and what’s up with all the hype […]

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How much do my products cost?

What is product cost? It’s important to know the manufacturing cost of your products. This is one of the most significant and defining factors in any manufacturing business. The sales price is the value the company receives for making the product. The key question is – at what cost does this come? If the cost […]

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MES – Manufacturing Execution System

What is MES Manufacturing Execution System is a collaboration between manufacturing planning (MRP) and the way the plant floor is organized. If we compare manufacturing to the nervous system, then MRP can be seen as the brain and MES  as the nerves. Without MES, the hands do not know what the brain wants and the […]

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Barcodes: From Chaos to Tracking

Almost 70 years ago, Joseph Woodland, a young graduate student at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia, invented a way to speed up the check-out process in stores by automating transactions.

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The Importance of Proper Production Planning in Manufacturing

Planning plays an important role for any successful business, but it’s hard to find a case where planning or scheduling would have as great an impact as with manufacturing companies, where bad production planning might be a beginning of a disaster or proper planning may be a strong competitive advantage. As Benjamin Franklin once said:

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Practical Production Planning

In one of our previous posts, we have already talked about what kind of information goes into production planning (you can find it here: http://manufacturing-software-blog.mrpeasy.com/manufacturing-production-planning/). Today we are going to dive into the practical side of it, how to put operations into the schedule in different situations.

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