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SAP Manufacturing
Managing complexity while enhancing agility is a real challenge. To respond to customer needs, manufacturers must reduce their time to market and time to volume. And to respond to demand and supply shifts, they must be able to adapt to changing situations. To meet these challenges, companies require integrated solutions ensuring that manufacturing runs at the pace of their business.

advantages of vertical integration in a manufacturing company  SAP Manufacturing SAP Manufacturing Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: Managing complexity while enhancing agility is a real challenge. To respond to customer needs, manufacturers must reduce their time to market and time to volume. And to respond to demand and supply shifts, they must be able to adapt to changing situations. To meet these challenges, companies require integrated solutions ensuring that manufacturing runs at the pace of their business. SAP Manufacturing Read More...

ERP in Manufacturing AXIS
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) provides a necessary infrastructure, along with the transactional detail and system of record that any manufacturing business needs. But ERP also enables streamlining and accelerating business processes—while providing visibility to those processes throughout the enterprise. This AXIS report looks at ERP solution providers from a market readiness and customer value derived perspective.

advantages of vertical integration in a manufacturing company  ERP in Manufacturing AXIS ERP in Manufacturing AXIS Source: Plex Systems Document Type: White Paper Description: Enterprise resource planning (ERP) provides a necessary infrastructure, along with the transactional detail and system of record that any manufacturing business needs. But ERP also enables streamlining and accelerating business processes—while providing visibility to those processes throughout the enterprise. This AXIS report looks at ERP solution providers from a market readiness and Read More...
ERP for Services (Non-manufacturing)
Typically, ERP systems designed for services industries offer modules that provide back-office support, customer relationship management, time management, expense management, resource management, a...
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Lean Manufacturing: A Primer
Lean manufacturing emphasizes the minimization of the amount of all the resources (including time) used in the various activities of the enterprise. The typical areas of hidden waste are over-production, waiting, transportation, over-processing, motion, excessive inventory, and defective units.

advantages of vertical integration in a manufacturing company  Lean Manufacturing: A Primer Lean Manufacturing: A Primer P.J. Jakovljevic - February 13, 2006 Read Comments Introduction It is not exactly breaking news that, due to the need for driving down costs and increasing efficiency, manufacturers (if not enterprises of all kinds) are increasingly subject to massive pressures. These pressures, however, often invalidate the traditional materials requirements planning (MRP) batch- and push-based production planning and associated economies of scale product costing Read More...
How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing
Lean manufacturing is a transformational exercise that requires an organization to cast aside long-held beliefs and business processes. The five main steps to achieving lean transition are defining value, mapping the value stream, making the activities flow, responding to customer demand, and continuous improvement.

advantages of vertical integration in a manufacturing company  How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing How to Achieve Lean Manufacturing P.J. Jakovljevic - February 15, 2006 Read Comments How Should One Go About Achieving Lean? Part One of this series provided one definition of lean manufacturing (see Lean Manufacturing: A Primer ). However, another way to encompass the lean philosophy is Womack and Jones 1996 definitions of the five main steps to achieving lean transition for enterprises. These steps are now widely accepted as a sort of lean manufacturing life cycle. The Read More...
Strem Chemicals, Inc.
Strem Chemicals, which manufactures and distributes specialty chemicals, implemented ProcessPro’s Warehouse Management Solution (WMS). The solution helped them streamline their processes and reduce operational costs, by reducing their overall shipping errors, eliminating the label planning function, and eliminating the dual recording of a majority of their inventory transactions.

advantages of vertical integration in a manufacturing company  Strem Chemicals, Inc. Strem Chemicals, Inc. Source: ProcessPro Software Document Type: Case Study Description: Strem Chemicals, which manufactures and distributes specialty chemicals, implemented ProcessPro’s Warehouse Management Solution (WMS). The solution helped them streamline their processes and reduce operational costs, by reducing their overall shipping errors, eliminating the label planning function, and eliminating the dual recording of a majority of their inventory transactions. Strem Read More...
A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX
Lean manufacturing constructs have been incorporated into the Microsoft Dynamics AX package, enabling firms to support lean and traditional manufacturing practices in a single system. This primer covers the constructs for supporting many of the variations in lean practices.

advantages of vertical integration in a manufacturing company  A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX Dr. Scott Hamilton - August 27, 2007 Read Comments New functionality within Microsoft Dynamics AX incorporates lean manufacturing constructs, thereby providing a single system that supports lean and traditional manufacturing practices. This primer focuses on constructs that support basic variations in lean practices and briefly touches on more complex variations. The lean manufacturing Read More...
Manufacturing Strategies that Win: IT’s New Role in the Cloud
With acceptance of cloud-based strategies growing among manufacturers of all types and sizes, it’s easier than ever to make the business case for transitioning to the cloud. But beyond the cost savings and responsiveness of cloud solutions, this transition also provides new opportunities for the IT department to grow into a key role as strategic business advisor. This report includes advice on how IT can help manufacturers realize the full benefits of cloud-based solutions.

advantages of vertical integration in a manufacturing company  Manufacturing Strategies that Win: IT’s New Role in the Cloud Manufacturing Strategies that Win: IT’s New Role in the Cloud Source: Technology Evaluation Centers Document Type: TEC Report Description: With acceptance of cloud-based strategies growing among manufacturers of all types and sizes, it’s easier than ever to make the business case for transitioning to the cloud. But beyond the cost savings and responsiveness of cloud solutions, this transition also provides new opportunities for the IT Read More...
How to Optimize Application Integration in Manufacturing
Data integration is a key enabler for supply chain modernization. Competition is driving increased integration of the supply chain, both due to direct cost pressures and to increased globalization. There can be little doubt that well implemented supply chain integration saves labor costs and improves inventory control. This has often been a complex and costly proposition. Standards, improved products and a common understanding of best practices for distributed systems are reducing the price of entry to supply chain automation. This will, in turn drive broader integration of manufacturing and distribution endpoints.

advantages of vertical integration in a manufacturing company  How to Optimize Application Integration in Manufacturing How to Optimize Application Integration in Manufacturing Source: Cast Iron Systems Document Type: White Paper Description: Data integration is a key enabler for supply chain modernization. Competition is driving increased integration of the supply chain, both due to direct cost pressures and to increased globalization. There can be little doubt that well implemented supply chain integration saves labor costs and improves inventory control. This has Read More...
Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste
A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S's, visual controls, standardized work, mistake proofing, total productive maintenance, cellular manufacturing, single-digit setup, pull systems, sequencing, activity-based costing, and leveled production.

advantages of vertical integration in a manufacturing company  Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste P.J. Jakovljevic - February 14, 2006 Read Comments Tools and Practices that Deal with Waste Lean Manufacturing: A Primer described seven categories of waste. The following dozen or so fundamental technical tools and practices of lean manufacturing have long been used to curb or eliminate some of these types of waste. Note that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list, nor are the items Read More...
ISA-95 Enables Manufacturing Analytics
Manufacturing analytics is fundamental to enabling an enterprise to run at peak performance. For management to achieve this condition, it needs to have an underlying data collection and management system that looks to the total enterprise. Data collected at the packaging line must be available and compatible with financial and operational data, so that maximum value can be achieved.

advantages of vertical integration in a manufacturing company  ISA-95 Enables Manufacturing Analytics ISA-95 Enables Manufacturing Analytics Source: Northwest Analytical, Inc. Document Type: White Paper Description: Manufacturing analytics is fundamental to enabling an enterprise to run at peak performance. For management to achieve this condition, it needs to have an underlying data collection and management system that looks to the total enterprise. Data collected at the packaging line must be available and compatible with financial and operational data, so that Read More...
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