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Pull vs Push: a Discussion of Lean, JIT, Flow, and Traditional MRP Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations
While lean/flow leverages practices to stay ahead of actual demand, traditional approaches better coordinate secondary, back-office systems like accounting and

challenges to jit  Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges Still, while some tout that flow manufacturing principles can be implemented successfully, regardless of the industry, type of manufacturing environment, or product volumes, the concept has not been everything to all people so far. It is still challenging or even unsuitable to use in a jobbing shop producing highly configure-to-order (CTO) or engineer-to-order (ETO) products with high setup and long lead times, although when it has been occasionally deployed Read More...
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How Bad Can It Get? Challenges in the Distribution Industry
Manufacturers serving such retail giants as Wal-Mart or Costco are exposed to severe challenges—not only because of the economies of scale these outlets demand,

challenges to jit  Bad Can It Get? Challenges in the Distribution Industry Manufacturers serving such retail giants as Wal-Mart or Costco are exposed to severe challenges—not only because of the economies of scale these outlets demand, but also because of the investment required in technology and capital equipment to manage the sheer volume of manufactured goods. With a weak economy, which usually translates into weak retail sales, these organizations may feel the pinch in a number of areas: Retail giants can dictate Read More...
Demand-driven Manufacturing and Warehousing: Challenges and User Recommendations
Among its promising initiatives, IBS offers flexible rescheduling tools that integrate with existing manufacturing resource planning systems. Its warehousing

challenges to jit  American market) are the challenges the company has yet to overcome. Given IBS' ambitious plans to deliver a multi-platform object-based version of ASW built within the IBM WebSphere framework, and the aggressive spending by many of its larger competitors, IBS' research and development (R&D) spending levels might fall short of what is needed to keep IBS competitive. Because its resources will have to be handled prudently and sparingly, the R&D work of IBS will likely remain better suited to the more Read More...
SoftBrands to Institute Fourth Shift for SAP Business One Manufacturing Work-Plan Part Five: Challenges and User Recommendations
Make sure that what you select now will keep abreast of the technology changes in the future. It may sometimes be more beneficial to implement the right

challenges to jit  the US SMB market. Challenges Still, the ride to SAP's SMB success will not go that smoothly, given that managing three different product lines may go outside of the vendor's forte so far. Also, in many aspects within the market segment, such as brand recognition, install base and channel size and so on, SAP is still coming far from behind, which is quite opposite an mindset and the position for the otherwise undisputed market leader. SAP has no choice but to painstakingly continue to make the market 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

challenges to jit  will make user recommendations. Challenges One should by no means assume that QAD is without challenges. While the acceptance of its new collaborative e-Business modules proves to be well received by its existing MFG/PRO customer base, QAD still has to create greater market recognition and additional revenue from beyond it. Although the vendor has apparently drifted away from those years of particularly relying upon its existing customer base, if one is to judge by the extent of new accounts and its Read More...
Using SumTotal Systems to Build a Structured Approach to Learning and Development
Murray Metals Group, an independent UK-based metal business, needed to develop a structured approach to learning across the organization and build a consistent

challenges to jit  SumTotal Systems to Build a Structured Approach to Learning and Development Murray Metals Group, an independent UK-based metal business, needed to develop a structured approach to learning across the organization and build a consistent learning program across all 20 geographical locations. Murray Metals Group chose SumTotal® Learning Management to act as a central learning management resource, thereby successfully establishing a learning and development capability within the organization. See how. Read More...
Too Hard to Adopt PLM? Find Ways to Make It Easier
Product lifecycle management (PLM) systems are too complicated, too expensive, and take too long to implement. That’s what I said last month in a blog post

challenges to jit  Hard to Adopt PLM? Find Ways to Make It Easier Product lifecycle management (PLM) systems are too complicated, too expensive, and take too long to implement. That’s what I said last month in a blog post . However, more and more companies find that adopting PLM is an unavoidable route to take regardless how many obstacles ahead. Can companies find ways to adopt PLM more easily and faster? After listening to Lectra ’s introduction to its Easy Start PLM implementation approach, I think I’ve found Read More...
How to Use Technology to Support the Lean Enterprise: Achieving Profitable Growth through Lean
Many competitive businesses are implementing “lean” initiatives to expose and attack waste and setting goals for continuous improvement through Six Sigma

challenges to jit  to Use Technology to Support the Lean Enterprise: Achieving Profitable Growth through Lean Many competitive businesses are implementing “lean” initiatives to expose and attack waste and setting goals for continuous improvement through Six Sigma principles. Consensus is growing that technology is key for successful lean initiatives. This white paper defines addresses the impact lean initiatives have on profitability and considers the role of information technology (IT) in enabling lean initiatives. Read More...
Do You Want Your App to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 3
In Part 1 of this blog series I admitted to being a late adopter of a sort, in part for not immediately jumping onto the social media bandwagon. In particular

challenges to jit  You Want Your App to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 3 In Part 1 of this blog series I admitted to being a late adopter of a sort , in part for not immediately jumping onto the  social media  bandwagon. In particular, my initial reaction to  Salesforce Chatter (a.k.a. Collaboration Cloud)  was tepid  when it was introduced at the Dreamforce 2009 conference . However, a few months have passed and this period has helped salesforce.com craft the much clearer cloud computing evolution Read More...
To BEA or Not to BEA: Is That the Question?
BEA Systems Inc., announced that twelve Business-To-Business and Enterprise Application Integration vendors have teamed with them to provide e-business

challenges to jit  their unique Internet integration challenges and bring complete e-commerce solutions to market faster. In addition, BEA has announced their BEA WebLogic Collaborate product as a beta release in July. The product is currently being tested by United Airlines and DHL Worldwide Express, among others. This product is designed to provide a B2B integration platform to facilitate trading exchanges and supply chain processes. The product is comprised of an XML hub, access enablers, and administrative tools. It Read More...
The IT Tipping Point for Midsized Companies: Deciding When to Move to Tier-one ERP
Many successful midsized companies reach a point when transitioning to a tier-one enterprise application system is necessary. Transitioning to a new enterprise

challenges to jit  IT Tipping Point for Midsized Companies: Deciding When to Move to Tier-one ERP Many successful midsized companies reach a point when transitioning to a tier-one enterprise application system is necessary. Transitioning to a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a challenge—but it may not be as complex as you think. Learn common myths about tier-one ERP systems, as well as how ERP solutions can help you manage regulatory compliance and track performance with key performance indicators. Read More...
End-to-End Monitoring Is Critical to Meeting End User Expectations Today and Tomorrow
To function as a business partner, IT must deliver service at predictable levels—and also contribute to enterprise strategy, by planning for services that

challenges to jit  to-End Monitoring Is Critical to Meeting End User Expectations Today and Tomorrow To function as a business partner, IT must deliver service at predictable levels—and also contribute to enterprise strategy, by planning for services that enable growth. That’s why IT needs end-to-end infrastructure views that reveal issues as they happen, and track trends that predict future needs. But how can IT create unified views of the environment without draining critical resources? Read More...
How to Get Closer to Your Best Customers
In the white paper Get Closer to Your Best Customers, you'll find a host of new ideas and proven best practices for dealing with customers more e...

challenges to jit  to Get Closer to Your Best Customers If this tough business climate is forcing you to find new ways of doing business , you're not alone. Many businesses are searching for new strategies to help them prosper. Customer attitudes and spending patterns have changed as well. In the white paper Get Closer to Your Best Customers , you'll find a host of new ideas and proven best practices for dealing with customers more effectively. You'll learn the four key things you can do to get close to your customers, Read More...

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