Going Lean Step By Step with IFS Applications

In the relentless pursuit of profitability and competitiveness, more and more companies are turning to lean manufacturing to reduce or eliminate waste in their production processes. Once confined to the automotive industry, lean principles are becoming standard operating procedure in many industries today. The reason is simple: When implemented with a good performance management system, lean principles have a proven track record of operational and strategic success, which ultimately translates into increased value to the end customer. This paper illustrates how IFS Applications supports lean principles, particularly in the many manufacturing environments that require both rate-based (takt-driven) and order-based shop-floor execution.
  • Written By:
  • Published:
  • (Originally Published On:) )

Featured publications:

Disclosure Management—Its Importance and Potential for Midsize Organizations

  • Source: IBM
  • Written By:
  • Published: May 16 2013
Disclosure management is now firmly established as an essential step in the financial close process but few midsize organizations have learned how to tap into its true potential. In this session, Pat Calitri describes how the market for disclosure management applications has developed and how organizations are discovering that the same technology that can be used to streamline external filings and reporting can also be used to enhance the productivity and effectiveness of internal reporting throughout the organization. Read More

Selecting ERP for Oil and Gas Industry Contractors and Vendors

  • Source: IFS
  • Written By:
  • Published:
Suppliers to the oil and gas industry are under more pressure than ever before to increase quality, collaborate closely with the customer, and take on more project risk. Learn how enterprise resource planning (ERP) helps engineers procure construction companies, equipment fabricators, and service providers to meet the new demands from oil and gas companies. Download this white paper to learn more. Read More

Introduction to Customer Relationship Management

The time when a company decides to move to customer relationship management (CRM) tools marks their progress to professionalism and profit in multiple ways. This introduction to CRM provides guidelines for companies contemplating this critical step in their development. Read More

You may also be interested in these related documents:

The Impact of Lean on Consumer Product Manufacturers

While consumer products manufacturers are relatively recent adopters of lean programs, they are already achieving value through a firm commitment to understanding how lean will affect their business processes. Those who are eager to begin the lean journey, however, must learn how to prioritize the metrics that matter, and frequently measure them in order to monitor the effectiveness of the program. Discover why it works. Read More

The Case Against Modifying Your Enterprise Software

  • Source: IFS
  • Written By:
  • Published:
Consider the case of two hypothetical companies—Company A and Company Z—each using an identical enterprise software package delivering identical core functionality. Company A has the same number of users, but the total cost of ownership (TCO) experienced by Company Z is about twice the TCO enjoyed by Company A. Why? We explain. Read More

IFS Applications™ 7 Architecture and Technology

  • Source: IFS
  • Written By:
  • Published:
IFS Applications is built using the same principles employed by successful manufacturers—the production and assembly of components. This allows change and evolution within a component without affecting other components. With a proven track record of building for change, IFS provides step-by-step, non-disruptive introduction of new technologies into operational systems. Read More
 
comments powered by Disqus