- Forecast by SKU, cost, item, currencies, margin, country, channel, customer location, etc.
- Drive inventory and safety stock levels according to customer requirements using the Service Level Optimizer
A manufacturing order to a blending department authorizing it to mix the ingredients of a product. See: assembly order.
Control of the production process in groups, or "blocks," of shop orders for products undergoing the same basic processes.
A diagram that shows the operations, interrelationships, and interdependencies of components in a system. Boxes, or blocks (hence the name), represent the components; connecting lines between the blocks represent interfaces. There are two types of block diagrams: functional block diagrams, which show a system's subsystems and lower level products, their interrelationships, and interfaces with other systems; and reliability block diagrams, which are similar to the functional block diagram except that they are modified to emphasize those aspects influencing reliability. See: flowchart.
An upstream work center that is not permitted to produce because of a full queue at a downstream work center or because no kanban authorizes production.
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