What is an order type? How does this impact manufacturing in the cloud? Manufacturing by its definition is a process of taking raw materials and turning them into sellable goods. The details of that process in many industries are more complex than the definition. So how do you allow for simplicity and also for the […]
Cycle Counting is an organized division of a warehouse into manageable chunks. Regular counts are required for each “chunk.” These “chunks” can be a range of items and/or warehouse locations. To inspire an optimal use of Cycle Counts, you must employ several strategies. We will explore opportunistic and scheduled counts. We will also go into […]
How do Ingredient Changes occur in Oracle OPM? Oracle Process Manufacturing (OPM) jobs have 3 parts; batch jobs, process operations, and recipe. The Recipe is a list of ingredients for the batch job(s). The warehouse compiles the ingredient materials on the recipe to complete the batch job. The quantities cannot be easily revised once they […]
Oracle Discrete Manufacturing jobs have 3 parts; jobs, operations, and bills of materials. The Bill of materials (BOM) is a list of components for the job(s). The warehouse compiles the materials on the BOM to complete the job. The quantities cannot be easily revised when the warehouse is collecting the components. So, what do you […]
Manufacturing is the process of making an item to sell. Within manufacturing, there are several different manufacturing types and sub-types. So, how do you know what type of manufacturing environment your company is using? In this post, we will review the three main manufacturing types and the key terminology that goes with each one.
Order revisions occur regularly in order fulfillment. Once a Sales Order has been “Released” to the Warehouse to fulfill and ship, the order can not be changed unless the desired line(s) on the order are in a revisable status. For this post, we’re going to cover potential scenarios where a Sales Order may be canceled […]
Maintenance. A word that does not inspire many people. It implies either an undesirable task or an unwanted cost. But, is maintenance really a bad thing? In this post, we’ll discuss some Asset Maintenance Management philosophies and how they can positively impact your everyday life.
As this year winds down to its conclusion, we start to look ahead. We are compelled to perform retrospectives and see how they measure up to our keys to success. Thinking of this, I am reminded of a keynote speech that I had heard when I was being recognized for achieving the rank of Eagle […]
How a Superior Inventory Control System can impact your Supply Chain Understanding the impact of Inventory Control is key to your business’ operation. In the post Inventory Control Solutions need a focused perspective, we discussed why you should practice Inventory Control. A top-notch inventory control system will deliver reduced overhead costs and increased throughput. You will […]
Unlock the Power to optimize your WMS Solution Congratulations, you have successfully answered the questions asked in 5 Questions to See If You are Prepared for a WMS Solution and a solution is in place. Time to sit back, reap the returns, and watch the increased productivity soar. Right? Or is it time to unlock the […]
Defining a Pick Path will increase efficiencies and improve your warehouse fulfillment metrics. In a physical warehouse, materials are grouped together and can be used in manufacturing or they can be finished goods that are to be shipped to a distribution center, a storefront, or directly to the consumer. To optimize the operations in a […]
Why Practice Inventory Control? Every company that is trying to get its grips around what they have talked about Inventory control. Companies that are trying to understand what they need to meet their demands are looking into Inventory Controls. The concept of Inventory Control is straightforward. Knowledge of what you have and what you can […]