Just-In-Time Isn’t Dead, But It Needs Adjustment

Just-in-time supply chains rely on close sourcing.  Worldwide shipping as shown in this photo can be counterintuitive.
A ship docks to unload multiple shipping containers.

Just-in-time supply chains have been the standard for many companies for decades. Originally developed in the 1950s by Taiichi Ohno, a Toyota engineer, this inventory philosophy relies on suppliers delivering components just as they are needed. This reduces the need to tie up capital in on-hand inventory, as well as the cost for warehouse space to house it all.

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GE PLC: 5 Things You Need To Know

If you’re reading this, you probably already own a GE PLC. So we’re not going to bore you extolling the virtues of these robust, long-lived devices.

Instead, we’re going to give some advice on best practices that will help you get the most out of your system. We have five primary suggestions that will help save you money and will improve the usefulness of these products.

Understand PLC Battery Lifespan

Pretty much every PLC ever designed has a battery backup connected to the CPU board. This battery will power the EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) if the main power supply fails or needs temporary removal, like when maintenance occurs.

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