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Managing builds, parts, materials, demand and purchasing contains a lot of inherent complexity. All the processes that go into doing these aspects are effectively made up of a number of interlocking functions that each have their own methods and vocabulary.
To help wade through all these aspects, Aligni has put together a knowledge center to catalog, define and explain what goes into each process. We hope these resources will help shed light onto best practices when it comes to Materials Resource Planning (MRP) and Product lifecycle Management (PLM), as well as better understanding what our software products can do to help increase your firm’s efficiency, profitability and throughput.
Materials Resource Planning and Related
Material Resource Planning for Manufacturing
Demand Planning for Manufacturing
Demand Estimation in Manufacturing
The use of Safety Stock in Manufacturing
BOMs used in Manufacturing
Batch Production Defined
Just in Time manufacturing process (JIT)
Understanding the RFQ process
Supply Planning for Manufacturing
The Value of Demand Forecasting in Manufacturing
Tracking Material Usage in Production Environments
What data does an MRP system manage?
Managing inventory lead times with MRP
Inventory tracking defined
Why inventory tracking and demand estimation work together
Product Lifecycle Management and Related
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
Differences between PDM and PLM
Product Data Management (PDM)
How PDM and PLM work together
Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
Design for Assembly (DFA)
Design for Inspection (DFI)
Engineering Change Management (ECM)
Engineering Change Orders (ECO)
Engineering Change Requests (ECR)
What is a build?
Managing product costing in PLM
The Product Handoff Process
Managing Product Handoffs with PLM
What product data does a PLM system manage?