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Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management
For years, manufacturers have been driven by sales forecasts and the need to maximize production efficiency at every level of operation. But in order to be

5 elements of enabling a lean approach  makes up more than 5 percent of the total lead-time. Taking a Closer Look at the Value Stream Map The value stream map can be further explained by examining a specific step, Sew . Information for the Sew step is obtained by asking employees working in the area questions such as: Where did you get your build information from, and in what form? In this case the information comes from production control in a weekly build schedule. Is there a lot size imposed by the process? How long does it take to process Read More...
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Diagnosing Requirements Failure: A Benchmark Report
According to an IAG survey, 70 percent of companies lack the fundamental competencies within business requirements discovery to consistently bring in projects

5 elements of enabling a lean approach  companies have more than 5 locations or are multinationals These results are descriptive of Fortune 1000 companies or the very large projects of mid-size companies within North America. In general: most organizations are not well set up to be successful in getting business requirements right ' over 50% of them do not have even basic pieces in place to be successful at business and software requirements and 70% of organizations do not have the fundamental competencies within business requirements Read More...
Elusive Profits, Expensive Mistakes: the Pitfalls of Overseas Sourcing
Extending supply lines overseas brings new commercial and operational challenges that are far more complex than ever before. Enterprises are exposed to an

5 elements of enabling a lean approach  initiative to increase from 5 percent to 30 percent a number of material, component and service activities sourced in four low-cost countries, with a projected savings in cost of goods sold (COGS) of $200 million. With longer supply lines the initiative also had to account for logistics costs that could potentially rise to as much as 40 percent of COGS, as well as the challenge of how to assign these costs back to individual items for profitability analysis. The projected COGS savings is significantly Read More...
Reducing Turnover and Managing Change: How Retailers Can Benefit from a New Approach to Training and Talent Management
This paper examines how a talent management system (TMS) that integrates learning, performance management (PM), compensation, development, and succession

5 elements of enabling a lean approach  rank in the top 5% to 10% of the best-performing companies within the retail sector. A study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology looked at 681 fast food franchises within the same parent system that sold the same products. The quality of employee training was the only difference, and stores that built quality programs saw an 8% improvement in customer service performance and an 11% improvement in profits compared to the other stores. Clearly, investing in talent management has a bottom-line Read More...
SAP Support of the Health Care Supply Chain’s Ongoing Effort to Ensure Patient Safety and Drive Business Value
Electronic product code information services (EPCIS) is a standard mechanism for inter-company collaboration and data sharing, which can enable health care

5 elements of enabling a lean approach  the top of Figure 5 are the set of current and future applications that deliver business value based on the serialized data within the EPCIS. Two of these applications exist today, and many others are under development. The two applications existing today are e-pedigree, and product tracking and authentication. E-pedigree: The leading e-pedigree application providers in the healthcare market have partnerships with SAP, and have received SAP certification to interoperate with AII and OER. Product Tracking Read More...
It’s a Portal...AND It;s a Gateway
AOL has partnered with Gateway to develop a line of Internet-ready Linux desktop appliances based on the Netscape 6 browser.

5 elements of enabling a lean approach  he sees another AOL 5.0 CD go out the door with Microsoft Internet Explorer as the embedded browser. Thanks to an agreement that predated AOL's buyout of Netscape, the Microsoft browser gets preferential treatment. AOL's Gateway alliance will help get more Netscape 6 browsers out there, in the marketplace . AOL's CompuServe division already had a similar arrangement with upcoming PC vendor eMachines, Inc. [NASDAQ:EEEE]. Under the eMachines deal, new eMachines PC's ship with preferred access to AOL & Read More...
Measuring the Success of Lean: Selecting the Best Mileposts for the Never-ending Journey
As manufactures adopt lean principles, the process inevitably involves developing metrics for measuring their progress. But measurements are linked throughout

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Why CRM Software is a Smart Investment in a down Economy
Find out more about why CRM is such a smart and timely investment for your small or midsized business in the white paper, crm: a business imperativ...

5 elements of enabling a lean approach  Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: 514-954-3665, ext. 367. Special Offer Files 2009 Read More...
Scala Shows Far More Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations
Although the value proposition offered by Scala should bode well to creating increased demand and acceptance of the Scala offering in the global SME market

5 elements of enabling a lean approach  companies with less than 250 employees, and includes financials, sales, procurement, banking, inventory management, costing, multi-national, and some basic CRM functionality. It also includes the impressive drag and relate functionality available in SAP Enterprise Portal aimed at alleviating the proverbial SAP R/3's complexity and functionality that has become a liability rather than an advantage in targeting (and appalling as well) SME's in the past. Given declining revenues, SAP is likely to be Read More...
Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 3: Comparing Three ERP Vendors
This part illustrates how selecting the right ERP product depends on each client's requirements. Epicor, QAD, and Ramco Systems' rank can change with different

5 elements of enabling a lean approach  the priorities between Figure 5 in Part 2 and Figure 1 (above) and the impact that has on the results in Figure 6 in Part 2 and Figure 2 (above) . Epicor's weighted average increases as Product Technology and Human Resources become more important, and Quality and Sales Management become less important. This indicates that those mid-market clients whose business requirements tend to be strong in Technology and Human Resources, yet not as strong in Quality and Sales will want to be sure to include Epicor Read More...
Best Practices in Aerospace Lean Manufacturing: The Migration to a Lean Enterprise
Tackling the transformation to lean production is high-priority in the aerospace industry. After all, lean manufacturing eliminates waste from essential

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In Defense of Data Centers: The Positive Role IT Can Play in the Greening of Business
Corporate concern for the environment is no longer just an issue of compliancy. Businesses are becoming increasingly concerned about how much energy is required

5 elements of enabling a lean approach  
Forecasting Total Cost of Ownership for Initial Deployments of Server Blades
For organizations deploying many servers, total cost of ownership (TCO) analyses favor blade over rack-optimized systems. Blade server systems—reducing both

5 elements of enabling a lean approach  space by more than 25 percent, the blade advantage is particularly relevant for servers working in conjunction with storage area networks (SANs). Read More...

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