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Capacity Planning: A Critical Element of the Production Process

Stu Johnson October 8, 2019

Imagine this: You’ve won the big contract. You’ve dotted every i, crossed every t, and the paperwork is freshly signed and initialed. Yet, despite your efforts to check capacity before negotiations began, by the time you’re able to start the job new orders have rolled in, and your timeline is now at risk....

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How Manufacturers Can Make Fireworks on the Fourth of July

Lori Zoellner July 2, 2019

Summer is here and manufacturers are spending the Fourth of July holiday relaxing with family and friends. Actually, we can’t speak for all manufacturers, but we know this is a true for the A&K Finishing team....

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Spend Time with Family and Friends This Holiday Season (Instead of Counting Inventory)

Stu Johnson December 18, 2018

It’s that time of year again. When tinsel and toys fill nearly every store window on nearly every corner of nearly every street in the U.S.A. It’s also when most manufacturers block days off on the calendar to do a physical inventory. ...

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Manufacturing Chaos to Calm: Gaining Control Over Inventory

Stu Johnson October 26, 2017

Edge Manufacturing is in a bind. Their largest customer, ABC Corporation, just ordered 210 solar-powered attic fans to be delivered by the end of this month—ABC’s biggest order ever. Edge’s inventory manager, Jim, isn’t sure the warehouse has enough raw material to fill that many orders. And, there’s only one way to find out: pull up spreadsheets....

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In Supply Chain Management, Transparency Is the New Normal

Dave Utley March 12, 2013

While supply chain management is often considered its own function within the manufacturing enterprise, effective supply chain communication is critical to virtually every area of the business. But old-school relationships between OEMs and tier suppliers were often marred by distrust, suspicion and adversity. ...

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