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It?s common knowledge that asset downtime disrupts production and drives up both process and per-unit operating costs. However, executives often lose sight of this because they focus on output, not on the assets used to create it. The irony is that companies can use asset performance management not only to make more widgets, but to make each widget more profitably.
Related to Management Lean: Asset Management, Enterprise Asset Management, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Infor, Manufacturing, Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Whether you?re about to embark on a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) initiative or you?re just looking for more value from your existing ERP solution, you must start with your business strategy and competitive advantage. When key business requirements are identified and validated, you can spot the process adjustments that make sense and support your business?and get better at whatever you?re good at. Find out more.
Related to Management Lean: Discrete Manufacturing, Engineer-to-Order (ETO), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Forecasting, Inventory Management, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management, Process Manufacturing, Product Information Management (PIM), Production Planning, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Return on Investment (ROI), Sales Management, Technology Tools and Methods, Total Cost Analysis (TCO), Clarkston Consulting
Many organizations are undertaking some form of lean initiative, but if one were to ask one hundred different people, one would probably different explanations from each person. With a variety of methods, techniques, and terms bandied about, many are forced to use the same definition that the late Justice Potter Stewart used for pornography: ?I know it when I see it.? Shop floor practices that move inventory to the point of consumption, like kanban, are also associated with lean. But what really is lean? And does it go beyond the shop floor to impacts all areas of the business?
Related to Management Lean: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Inventory Analysis and Planning, Inventory Management, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management, Operations Planning, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Shop Floor Control, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Systems Integration, mcaConnect LLC
Point of sale (POS) software was designed to speed up sales checkout processes. However, it has evolved to include many more features, and is now more commonly referred to as retail management systems (RMS). The benefits of implementing RMS are clear?they can help increase profits, improve marketing strategies, automate manual processes, manage inventory, and?most importantly?make the customer experience more memorable.
Related to Management Lean: Business Intelligence (BI), Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Credit and Collections, Database Management System (DBMS), Demand Management, Electronic Distribution and Storage, Enterprise Accounting, Forecasting, General Ledger, Inventory Management, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Operations Planning, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Production and Supply Planning, Project and Process Management, Service Parts Planning, Small Business Accounting, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Supply Chain Optimization, Warehouse Management System (WMS), TRG International, Manufacturing, Retail Trade, Transportation and Warehousing, Wholesale Trade
To be certain its materials management functions were up to par with industry best practices, a South African fertilizer plant obtained the services of an inventory optimization firm. In doing so, it was able to identify weak links in its inventory control processes, and achieved a savings of over $2 million (USD)?an impressive return on investment (ROI) considering it had invested less than 4 percent of that amount.
Related to Management Lean: Asset Management, Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management and Analysis, Demand Management, Discrete Manufacturing, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Inventory Management, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management, Operations Planning, Process Manufacturing, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Production and Supply Planning, Production Planning, Return on Investment (ROI), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Transportation Management System (TMS), Warehouse Management System (WMS), Lapiz Technical Services, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting, Construction, Manufacturing, Mining, Miscellaneous Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade
What would you do if a critical error occurred during production?all because the wrong data was input into your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system? You?d probably be asking ?how could this happen?? The ability to communicate information between teams can mean the difference between production success and failure. Avoid these snafus with a system that can integrate the data of both the design and ERP systems.
Related to Management Lean: Asset Management, Bill of Material Management (BOM)/Configuration Management, Business Intelligence (BI), CAD/CAM System, Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE), Data Management and Analysis, Database Management System (DBMS), Defect or Issue Tracking, Demand Management, Development, Discrete Manufacturing, Engineer-to-Order (ETO), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Inventory Management, IT Infrastructure, IT Monitoring and Management, Language, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Location and Lot Control, Manufacturing Management, Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Middleware, Process Manufacturing, Product Data Management (PDM), Production and Supply Planning, Resource Management (Scheduling and Planning), Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Supply Chain Optimization, Testing, Tracking, Elmo Solutions Inc., Manufacturing, Transportation and Warehousing
International Coatings International (ICI), a producer of plastics compounds, upgraded to BatchMaster?s 2002 enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution in order to support its projected growth. This resulted in improved cash flow, reduced inventory, and an elimination of shortages. Read on and find out how ICI plans to optimize production and gain tighter inventory control by implementing additional BatchMaster modules.
Related to Management Lean: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Inventory Management, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Master Planning/Production Scheduling (MPS), Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Process Manufacturing, Product Data Management, BatchMaster Software Inc
This second annual survey of the warehousing and distribution industry, conducted by the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers, explores the metrics, management practices, and business concerns of over 200 US warehouse and distribution facilities. This data is presented in easy-to-understand tables and charts, and may be useful for companies currently facing distribution center challenges.
Related to Management Lean: Discrete Manufacturing, Engineer-to-Order (ETO), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Inventory Management, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management, Process Manufacturing, Product Information Management (PIM), Quality Management, Infor, Manufacturing, Transportation and Warehousing
Production lines and distribution centers have optimum target levels for leanness, but reaching these levels can be difficult. By implementing LeadTime Technology (LTT), manufacturers benefit from leaner inventories, greater customer service levels, and increased economic profit. Find out what the five most important points on LLT and lean operations are and how applying these tools can work to your advantage.
Related to Management Lean: Communications, Infrastructure, and Transportation Planning, Discrete Manufacturing, Engineer-to-Order (ETO), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Inventory Management, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management, Process Manufacturing, Product Information Management (PIM), Return on Investment (ROI), Technology Tools and Methods, LeadTime Technology, Manufacturing, Transportation and Warehousing, Wholesale Trade
Industrial pulley and belt manufacturer Transmission Development was plagued with late deliveries and production bottlenecks. Despite several attempts to implement a computerized information control system to help correct these issues, the company continued to work with its outdated system. Within months of implementing Epicor Vista, Transmission had improved capacity visibility and reduced lead times by 70 percent.
Related to Management Lean: Discrete Manufacturing, Engineer-to-Order (ETO), Inventory Management, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management, Process Manufacturing, Production and Supply Planning, Supply Chain Event Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Supply Chain Optimization, Epicor, Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing, Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Getting lean is not a simple task; it requires an aggressive, iterative approach to examine complex tradeoffs. And given the number of variables that characterize a distribution center (DC) and its constituent stock keeping units (SKUs), performing this type of analysis without using the right tools can be daunting?if not impossible. Find out how a tool-based approach can make getting lean easier.
Related to Management Lean: Demand Management, Discrete Manufacturing, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Inventory Management, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management, Process Manufacturing, Product Information Management (PIM), Quality Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Replenishment, Warehouse Management System (WMS), Chiron Technologies, Inc., Manufacturing, Transportation and Warehousing
A lean supply chain consists of two major components?lean manufacturing and lean distribution?which focus on satisfying customer demand efficiently, at the lowest cost, with the least amount of waste. But what if your replenishment strategy is your distribution center?s weakest link? To improve customer satisfaction and achieve efficiency and balance, your replenishment strategy must consider all the key variables.
Related to Management Lean: Discrete Manufacturing, Distribution and Warehousing, Forcasting and Planning, Inventory Management, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management, Material Management, Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Production Planning, Replenishment Planning, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Warehouse Management System (WMS), Chiron Technologies, Inc., Manufacturing, Transportation and Warehousing
Nol-Tec, a manufacturer of conveying equipment, needed a job costing solution that would integrate key information about parts and assemblies. Why? So its sales and engineering teams could communicate better about customers? systems. The company found Jobscope?s order analysis, accounts payable, and customer tracking modules integrated well with its own sales quotation system and helped improved visibility. Learn more.
Related to Management Lean: Distribution and Warehousing, Engineer-to-Order (ETO), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Inventory Management, Job Costing, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management, Jobscope
Product quality and regulatory requirements, including goods traceability, are a key concern to consumable goods companies. Ensuring you remain profitable and competitive, increase market share, and reduce exposure to regulatory risks in quality and safety can be a huge challenge. Find out how implementing complete, industry-focused enterprise resource planning (ERP) software systems can be critical to your success.
Related to Management Lean: Distribution and Warehousing, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Inventory Management, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Manufacturing Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Oracle
A manufacturer of multiple electronic goods needed to maximize its available storage. A logistics modeling and design tool can help the company benefit from pull replenishment and focused storage approaches to logistics by enabling users to evaluate different storage options. Find out how the solution can support transition during initial design, including re-engineering of existing process, for continued results.
Related to Management Lean: Distribution and Warehousing, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Inventory Analysis and Planning, Inventory Management, Lean/Flow Manufacturing, Warehouse Management System (WMS), Chiron Technologies, Inc., Transportation and Warehousing, Warehousing and Storage
 
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