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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 successful, manufacturers must look toward adopting a lean mentality. While lean techniques are more easily applied to some manufacturing styles than others, new software tools are now able to deliver the benefits of lean to both high-mix and low-volume operations.

benefits of lean implementation  are now delivering the benefits of lean to high-mix, low-volume operations as well. Today, Kinaxis is making lean manufacturing easier and faster to implement by providing organizations the tools to respond effectively to changing business conditions. By integrating customers, manufacturers and suppliers in a enterprise-wide response management system, Kinaxis solutions create an infrastructure that enables lean manufacturing to operate smoothly. With the right methodologies in place and the right Read More

Learning from BPM Leaders: Benefits, Prerequisites, and the Impact of Successful BPM Initiatives


Business process management (BPM) software implementations are now moving into the mainstream. Many early adopters are already using BPM to foster business innovation. You can benefit from the knowledge gained by BPM leaders and innovators, and their prerequisites for BPM success. These findings can serve as best-practice guidelines for your BPM initiative, so you can derive maximum value from your BPM investment.

benefits of lean implementation  Their implementations show the benefits of creating new skill sets and responsibilities designed to fully exploit the potential of BPM while, at the same time, recognizing the advantages of having a SOA in place. Finally, these innovators look at BPM as an opportunity for constant improvement and they carefully measure and monitor it. A Closer Look: BPM in the U.S. Although global BPM leaders are more apt to view BPM as a cross-functional effort that depends on business involvement from start to finish, Read More

Economic Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration


Many of today’s product lifecycle management (PLM)-enabling technologies allow complex information to be shared by dispersed teams of people. Product data management (PDM) technology is used to organize and provide access to your intellectual assets. PLM, its collaborative Product Definition management (cPDm) capabilities, and other solutions can help you go beyond asynchronous data sharing. Find out how.

benefits of lean implementation  Benefits of PLM-enabled Collaboration PTC is all about helping discrete manufacturers succeed by meeting their globalization, time-to-market, and operational efficiency objectives in product development. As one of the world''s largest and fastest-growing software companies, we deliver a complete portfolio of integral Product Lifecycle Management solutions to over 50,000 customers in the Industrial, High Tech, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer, and Medical Device industries. Source: PTC Read More

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 is complementary to lean manufacturing when it comes to low volumes and complex environments, may provide an answer.

benefits of lean implementation  reap the primary lean benefits of smaller lots, shorter lead times, reduced inventory and work-in-process (WIP), and higher quality. Infor , for example, claims that dozens of its customers, operating in a similar environment, have had significant improvements in performance and profitability within two or three months. As long as management buys in, the methods and the tools are available. There is some relativism to be considered, however, since the improvements may not be on par with those obtained by Read More

The Next R(E)volution of Lean


By seeing a business as a "value system" for customers, companies can shift lean strategic priorities towards growth-oriented targets instead of cost-cutting. Instead of squeezing additional margins to boost the bottom line, lean philosophy can increase demand response and sales, while maintaining and lowering cost per unit—thus enabling lower prices, a competitive edge, and more business.

benefits of lean implementation  the direct bottom line benefits of a stand-alone 5S program are difficult to measure, and even so, the improvements tend to be isolated. Improved value in the overall system and the impact on throughput is difficult to quantify. Kanbans The word kanban means visible record in Japanese. In Lean lexicon, it is essentially a signal to produce or move product. A kanban may be an electronic signal, an empty bin, a card, a pallet, or a defined area to hold inventory. Kanbans are used to manage Read More

Lean Manufacturing: Part 1


With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it's hard to know which resources are credible—much less understand the mounds of information. The first part of this series breaks down the definition of lean manufacturing into easy-to-digest concepts and shares the real-life example of a supplier of remanufactured solvents that is working toward the goal of lean. Get tips on how to determine what you need in your production operation and why.

benefits of lean implementation  Manufacturing: Part 1 With all the discussion, books, Web sites, and other materials on the topic of lean manufacturing, it''s hard to know which resources are credible—much less understand the mounds of information. The first part of this series breaks down the definition of lean manufacturing into easy-to-digest concepts and shares the real-life example of a supplier of remanufactured solvents that is working toward the goal of lean. Get tips on how to determine what you need in your production Read More

The Best of Both Worlds: Gain Flexibility through Multiple Models of Software Delivery


Lower IT costs, faster return on investment (ROI), and better security—just a few of the promises the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model makes. SaaS can help small-to-medium businesses manage customer service and support cost-effectively. But there are a few concerns to consider if you’re thinking of an on-demand service. A vendor that offers the best of both on-demand and on-premise solutions may be the answer.

benefits of lean implementation  Best of Both Worlds: Gain Flexibility through Multiple Models of Software Delivery Lower IT costs, faster return on investment (ROI), and better security—just a few of the promises the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model makes. SaaS can help small-to-medium businesses manage customer service and support cost-effectively. But there are a few concerns to consider if you’re thinking of an on-demand service. A vendor that offers the best of both on-demand and on-premise solutions may be the Read More

Combining the Flexibility of Public-Cloud Apps with the Security of Private-Cloud Data


Cloud applications are a priority for every business—the technology is flexible, easy-to-use, and offers compelling economic benefits. The challenge is that cloud applications increase the potential for corporate data to leak, raising compliance and security concerns for IT. A primary security concern facing organizations moving to the cloud is how to secure and control access to data saved in cloud applications.

benefits of lean implementation  and offers compelling economic benefits. The challenge is that cloud applications increase the potential for corporate data to leak, raising compliance and security concerns for IT. A primary security concern facing organizations moving to the cloud is how to secure and control access to data saved in cloud applications. Read More

Managing ERP Implementation Projects to Deliver Increased ROI


ERP implementation projects have the potential to make or break a business. A well-implemented ERP solution can enable an organization to grow, run more cohesively, and drive substantial benefits in metrics. This report, based on an Aberdeen survey of 188 respondents, illustrates how Best-in-Class organizations scope out their ERP project plans and then manage and measure to deliver return on investment. Download the report.

benefits of lean implementation  cohesively, and drive substantial benefits in metrics. This report, based on an Aberdeen survey of 188 respondents, illustrates how Best-in-Class organizations scope out their ERP project plans and then manage and measure to deliver return on investment. Download the report. Read More

The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies


The first step in choosing an effectiveness service provider (ESP) that best meets your company's needs is to develop a requirements definition. When used as a request for proposal, the requirements definition can be a powerful evaluation and negotiation tool.

benefits of lean implementation  outlining the requirements and benefits, an action plan to track results, and some type of RFP with performance criteria issued to competing vendors? A twice annual sales training event approaches the total information technology (IT) cost for a typical midsize manufacturing company. In this example, from the chief financial officer''s (CFO) perspective, sales training is a material income statement expense. Sales training is an investment, with the expected return being an increase in the average sales Read More

Implementation Brief: SpectraSite


SpectraSite is in the business of making wireless and broadcast communications pervasive. One process it was looking to improve, however, was its in-building antenna approval. The current process was time-consuming, and its faxing technology inadequate. But by implementing a business process management (BPM) solution, SpectraSite dramatically reduced the process cycle, from almost sixty days to a maximum of ten days.

benefits of lean implementation  Brief: SpectraSite SpectraSite is in the business of making wireless and broadcast communications pervasive. One process it was looking to improve, however, was its in-building antenna approval. The current process was time-consuming, and its faxing technology inadequate. But by implementing a business process management (BPM) solution, SpectraSite dramatically reduced the process cycle, from almost sixty days to a maximum of ten days. Read More

A Road Map to Electronic Medical Record System Implementation


It’s crucial to define the scope of an electronic medical system implementation, as well as to outline each stage of the project and the resources that will be needed. A failed implementation will paralyze the operational capabilities of a health care organization, but the right methodology will help ensure a successful implementation.

benefits of lean implementation  project depends on a benefits analysis and a detailed breakdown of time, resources, and budget to determine if the project will be a beneficial endeavor to the health care organization. If senior management approves funding, the proposed implementation becomes a project mandate. The CIO will then appoint a project manager (PM), who will be given the scope and relative time frame in which the project is to be completed. The PM will write up the project charter (the project''s mission statement and Read More

Ensuring a Successful PLM Implementation


If you’ve ever been involved in an enterprise software implementation, you already know how challenging it can be to get it done on time and under budget. With literally thousands of technical details to keep track of, there are plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong. In the case of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, enterprise implementations can be even tougher. Find out how to get it done right.

benefits of lean implementation  a Successful PLM Implementation If you’ve ever been involved in an enterprise software implementation, you already know how challenging it can be to get it done on time and under budget. With literally thousands of technical details to keep track of, there are plenty of opportunities for things to go wrong. In the case of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, enterprise implementations can be even tougher. Find out how to get it done right. Read More

Avoid the 8 Deadly ERP Implementation Sins


In ERP systems: how to avoid the 8 implementation sins, find out how to avoid the 8 deadly sins that bring down ERP implementations every daytakin...

benefits of lean implementation  such as misunderstanding the benefits of the system, lack of proper business process optimization, poor selection criteria, inadequate buy-in from management and users, and other critical oversights that regularly torpedo ERP implementations in companies, large and small. Avoid the pitfalls that could scuttle your ERP implementation—and you along with it. Download your PDF copy of ERP Systems: How to Avoid the 8 Implementation Sins today.   For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 Read More

Managing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective


For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever-increasing demands from the user community, massive new sources for data, new capabilities, shadow it landscapes, and the cost of keeping people abreast of all the changes. This paper focuses on developing a framework for monitoring and managing the TCO of BI.

benefits of lean implementation  the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence: A 360-Degree Perspective For many companies, total cost of ownership (TCO) of business intelligence (BI) solutions is out of control. And the problem is growing, fueled by ever-increasing demands from the user community, massive new sources for data, new capabilities, shadow it landscapes, and the cost of keeping people abreast of all the changes. This paper focuses on developing a framework for monitoring and managing the TCO of BI. Read More