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The Theory of Constraints Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena
Lean principles are difficult to employ in complex environments, but materials requirement planning has well-known limitations. The theory of constraints, which

arena kanban  Enters the Lean Manufacturing Arena Limitations of Flow Manufacturing Just as manufacturing realities are continuously changing, so is lean thinking evolving. For example, traditionally, given competitive realities, it was almost exclusively automotive companies that deployed lean techniques such as kanban and sequencing. Today, however, there are some strong indications that only one in five companies using kanban are in the automotive industry. This is Part Six of a multi-part note. Customarily, lean Read More
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PeopleSoft Gathers Manufacturing and SCM Wherewithal Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations
PeopleSoft manufacturing customers and J.D. Edwards customers in service industries should assess the vendor's product plans given these customers might benefit

arena kanban  in the vast manufacturing arena. Recommendations PeopleSoft remains a fierce contender in a number of industries and is generally worth considering in HR, financial, CRM, professional and enterprise service automation (PSA and ESA), and SCM enterprise applications realms—it offers an attractive product portfolio, with dedicated ongoing service and support. Existing PeopleSoft customers should certainly consider the new offering, but bearing in mind the nascence of the offering and with looking at what Read More
Are PLM and Global Sourcing Related? Duh, And How! (Part II)
Part I of this blog post analyzed the white paper entitled

arena kanban  by Symphony Consulting and Arena Solutions . It also established an intrinsic connection with product lifecycle management (PLM) software technology as a global sourcing collaboration enabler. Indeed, several macroeconomic trends seem to be helping the PLM market, starting with the rampant offshoring of facilities and/or expansion of outsourcing and contract manufacturing overseas . There are also escalating mergers and acquisitions (M&As) within multiple business sectors and the inexorable spate of Read More
QAD Pulling Through, Patiently But Passionately Part Five: Challenges
QAD still has to create greater market recognition and additional revenue. QAD admits it has been struggling to offer complete

arena kanban  of the alliance with Arena Solutions (formerly bom.com ) of several months ago has all but stopped short at only that. There are indications of customers' lukewarm interest in PLM, as opposed to EDI Commerce, VMI or self-service modules, which has relegated its delivery to the back seat. However, one could hardly imagine successful supply chain management without PLM collaboration, particularly within QAD's industries of focus, and one should expect a much more energized involvement from QAD in that Read More
Demand-driven Planning in Manufacturing
Cover-time planning (CTP) is a

arena kanban  extend into the accounting arena. Evaluated receipt settlement, release accounting, self-billing, and retro-billing, all speed up processes while helping suppliers optimize their limited resources. For more information, see Pull versus Push: A Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP . This is Part Two of a two-part tutorial. Part One covered traditional MRP planning. Demand-Driven Planning Professor Anders Segerstedt from the Swedish Lule University of Technology has developed an alternative Read More
A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX: Case Studies
To enable organizations to support lean and traditional manufacturing practices in a single system, Microsoft Dynamics AX has incorporated lean manufacturing

arena kanban  Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX: Case Studies A lean manufacturing environment employs kanbans for coordinating and executing material replenishment. The definition of kanban policies governs the creation and behavior of kanban tickets, as described in part one of this series (please see A Primer on Lean Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics ). Case studies provide one approach for understanding how kanbans support variations in lean practices, including the case where a work Read More
The Effective Supply Chain
In The Effective Supply Chain, learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier...

arena kanban  Effective Supply Chain The Effective Supply Chain Manufacturers are caught in a perfect storm of difficult markets, rising costs, shrinking profit margins, and increased competition. That's why many are turning to the next wave of supply chain solutions—solutions that offer more effective, more integrated supplier management capabilities. In The Effective Supply Chain , learn how your manufacturing operation can employ cross-organizational traceability, kanban loops, EDI, and supplier portals to: Read More
What is IFS Up To in the CRM Arena?!
On April 12, Industrial & Financial Systems, IFS AB announced the signing of a definitive agreement for Pivotal Corporation to acquire its division Exactium Ltd

arena kanban  expanded into the CRM arena by acquiring Exactium for its product configuration module. The most recent move represents IFS' indirectly conceding that it has gone beyond its means with its ambitious product scope and geographic expansion. The mitigating factor, however, may be the fact that IFS was one of the first ERP vendors to incorporate concepts of component technology and a high-level of integration with both its own and other vendors' components. The company supports most of the IT Read More
SAP RFID Technology in the Automotive Industry
By using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, automotive companies can eliminate material shortfalls of containers, which lead to delivery delays

arena kanban  RFID Technology in the Automotive Industry SAP RFID Technology in the Automotive Industry If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced a recent round of informal discussions involving the U.S. Department of Commerce, European Union (EU) officials and other public and private leaders on the opportunities presented by radio frequency identification (RFID) technology — as well as concerns that may Read More
SHL and Halogen Software Join Forces to Offer Talent and Assessment Solutions for Mid-market Companies
Halogen Software and SHL announced their partnership in an attempt to provide improved customer experience in key talent management areas. SHL’s talent

arena kanban  within the talent management arena, as talent management software solutions have to consider refining their performance appraisal and talent assessment components to ensure accurate talent acquisition and retention. Read More
SAS/Warehouse 2.0 Goes Live
SAS Institute has announced the production availability of SAS/Warehouse Administrator software, Version 2.0. This new version provides IT the ability to

arena kanban  in the data warehouse arena. The ability for users to subscribe (request information on a regular basis), and for the server to publish ( push ) that information automatically to those users is a powerful feature. Platinum Technology had already begun on an effort in this area, known as Project C , which was delayed by their acquisition by Computer Associates. It has been made clear by the success of products such as PointCast that push technology is an important aspect of information distribution. In Read More
Sun Buys Cobalt
Sun has finally decided to move into the server appliance arena, by purchasing Cobalt Networks, a leader in that marketplace.

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Case Study: Air International US
Since 1996, Air International US (AIUS) has used an outsourced manufacturing strategy instead of maintaining its own facilities. For the first few years

arena kanban  International US Manufacturers use Arena to improve productivity, enhance collaboration, enable outsourcing, manage compliance and speed time to market. Read more about the products they make and the markets they serve. Source: Arena Solutions Resources Related to Case Study: Air International US : ontract Manufacturer (Wikipedia) Case Study: Air International US Contract Manufacturing is also known as : What is AIR International , Use Contract Manufacturing , Outsourcing Manufacturing , Outsourced Read More
Women in BI: Are You a “Data Geekette”?
Recently around the office we’ve been talking about the increasing role of women in most areas of information technology (IT). I’ve had the pleasure to know and

arena kanban  and, in the BI arena, where solving problems and enabling decision-making is key, these differences may be a factor. Do women and men approach BI differently? How are women and men distributed throughout the BI space and do they enjoy success within those areas? What is their role in decision-making? Some more basic issues: Are women pursuing BI as a career? Are there still some impediments to women’s development in the BI space? How do women in BI feel about their salaries? We don’t know how Read More

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