Resources for Your Manufacturing Business
The Ondema Knowledge Center is an evolving repository of free tools to help your business succeed.
We'll continue to build out the Knowledge Center with anything and everything that sets your business up for success. Just reach out and let us know what you'd like us to dive into!
Production scheduling is series of interrelated processes to implement, control, and improve workloads and workflow in production processes. Desired operational goals include improved efficiency, reduced cycle and lead times, and increased throughput, all with the ultimate business outcomes of increased profitability and/or growth.
We've scoured academic publications, case studies, and the deepest corners of the internet to bring you All Things Helpful about production scheduling. Our goal was to go beyond the bland and provide introductions to industry-tested technical frameworks for planning and implementation.
We hope the guide helps you find new ways to improve production scheduling processes, or at least points you in the direction of detailed resources that can.
Turnkey Financial and Inventory Models
We worked with manufacturers to build turnkey Excel models available for download.
The first is a comprehensive financial model with monthly and annual projections. It's been used to put together business plans, secure bank financing, and model different growth scenarios.
The second is a series of inventory management models that can be adapted to your business. It covers a simple in-out inventory model to an Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) with re-order points.
Industry 4.0 Primer
The Fourth Industrial Revolution? Industry 4.0? The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? What’s behind these marketing buzzwords?
Manufacturing is in the early stages of being radically transformed by technology – again. Industry 4.0, another way of referring to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is the name given to the infusion of today’s (and tomorrow’s) technology into evolving manufacturing systems.
Check out our blog posts that break down the trends so you can get a better idea of what's to come:
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